The Suzuka 8 Hour race turned into one of the most exciting races we have seen in any series in the past couple of decades, with three teams fighting for the lead for lap after lap for the full 8 hour duration. Or nearly the full 8 hours: the last 10 minutes of the race supplied enough drama to fill an entire bookcase.
The day after the race, as the dust was starting to settle, our man on the ground, Steve English, got on the phone to Jensen Beeler to talk through a momentous race. There was a huge amount to discuss, including those closing minutes, the confusion over the rules, and the chaos and confusion over who would eventually emerge victorious.
Steve and Jensen go over whether the right team won the race, and the relative strengths of the Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha factory teams. And of course, they give a run down of the FIM EWC championship, which was decided in those fateful last minutes, with the Suzuki SERT team one of the main players in both the drama at the end of the race in the championship battle.
This year's Suzuka 8 Hour race was one for the ages, and you will really want to listen to this deep dive into the events of the race.
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