RACING DOESN’T GET ANY BIGGER
The most important production race in the world is not the Senior TT at the Isle of Man, it’s not the final round of the World Superbike championship in Qatar or the MCE British Superbike Showdown finale – it’s by far and above the Suzuka 8 Hours.
So what makes this race, once a clash of racing’s global elite but almost forgotten by Europeans in recent years, just so important? Simple – the huge level of backing pumped into the class by the Japanese manufacturers.
No other race attracts so many factory teams or superstar riders – and the entry list is on the up. Kawasaki drafted in British Superbike title contender and double winner Leon Haslam this year to head their new ZX-10R project, while reigning BSB champion Josh Brookes joined Suzuki’s Motogp test rider Takuya Tsuda and the