2014 Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Race Results

07/28/2014 @ 12:15 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

2014 Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Race Results MuSASHi RT HARC PRO 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour Takumi Takahashi 635x423

With heavy rain delaying the start, the Suzuka 8-Hour was more like the Suzuka 6-Hour, as only six hours and thirty-five minutes could be fit into the race’s time slot. Still, FIM Endurance World Championship fans were treated to a good battle, which unfortunately saw F.C.C. TSR Honda out early while in the lead.

Kosuke Akiyoshi gave F.C.C. TSR Honda its early lead, and strong stint from Jonathan Rea seemed to solidify the team’s position. But on his next outing, Akiyoshi had a massive crash at the 130R corner. Riding his Honda CBR1000RR back into the pits with a broken femur, Akiyoshi was the hero of the race, but F.C.C. TSR would have to settle for 40th overall.

The crash left the lead for MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team, which laid claim to the top step at Suzuka for the second year in a row. The Japanese team, which was comprised of Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam, and Michael van der Mark put in an impressive performance at the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance race, though only had roughly a minute’s gap at the finish line to show for it.

The race’s fastest lap goes to MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO as well, as Michael van der Mark put down a 2’08.620 lap time mid-contest. 

In second place was the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE team of Takuya Tsuda, Randy de Puniet, and Josh Waters, which was a welcomed result after the Yoshimura Suzuki Legends team didn’t get past Lap 6, where Nobu Aoki crashed and had to be taken to the hospital.

Because of Aoki’s crash, Kevin Schwantz didn’t get to turn a single lap in this year’s Suzuka 8-Hour — a disppointment since the American GP legend podiumed at last year’s event.

Finishing third was Schwantz’s team from last year, Team Kagayama. Comprised of Noriyuki Haga, Dominique Aegerter, and Yukio Kagayama, it’s the second time in a row now that Team Kagayama has finished third at Suzuka.

In the FIM Endurance World Championship, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) was the top team to finish, posting an eighth place result. Comprised of Anthony Delhalle, Erwan Nigon and Damian Cudlin, SERT’s outing at Suzuka was a strong one, especially considering all the strong Japanese teams that enter the Suzuka 8-Hour.

Still, with the French team’s retirement at the Bol d’Or, SERT ‘s championship hopes appear to be zero, especially as the Yamaha Racing GMT94 and Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) finished ninth and tenth, respectively.

The next FIM Endurance World Championship round is August 23rd, for the  8-Hours of Oschersleben race.

Race Results for the 2014 Bol d’Or 24 Hours at Magny-Cours, France:

Pos.TeamBikeRidersDiff.
1MuSASHi RT HARC-PROHondaTakahashi/Haslam/van der Mark172 Laps
2Yoshimura Suzuki Shell AdvanceSuzukiTsuda/Waters/De Puniet+59.844
3Team Kagayama & VeritySuzukiHaga/Aegerter/Kagayama1 Lap
4Monster Energy Yamaha with YSPYamahaNakasuga/Parkes/Brookes1 Lap
5TOHO Racing with MoriwakiHondaKunikawa/Yamaguchi/Kobayashi2 Laps
6Honda Suzuka Racing TeamHondaHiura/Morii/Yasuda2 Laps
7Honda Team AsiaHondaHook/Zamri Baba/Ekky Pratama3 Laps
8Suzuki Endurance Racing TeamSuzukiDelhalle/Nigon/Cudlin3 Laps
9Yamaha Racing GMT94 MichelinYamahaForay/Gines/Checa4 Laps
10Monster Energy Yamaha YARTYamahaBridewell/Maxwell/Olson4 Laps
11Honda Kunamoto RacingHondaYoshida/Kojima/Kokudome4 Laps
12Team GreenKawasakiYanagawa/Watanabe/Fujiwara5 Laps
13Bolliger Team SwitzerlandKawasakiSaiger/Stamm/Sutter6 Laps
14CONFIA Flex Motorrad 39BMWSakai/Takeishi/Oonishi6 Laps
15Honda Escargot & PGGR & H-TECHondaKuboyama/Nakatsuhara6 Laps
16Team Tras 135HPBMWTeramoto/Vallcaneras/Cho6 Laps
17Patlabor Team JP Dog Fight RacingYamahaFujita/Kruger/Oikawa7 Laps
18Kawasaki K-TEC Team38 PS-KKawasakiKarita/Tsukamoto/Yamashita8 Laps
19Team R2CLSuzukiJones/Giabbani/Lagrive8 Laps
20Honda QCT Meiwa RacingHondaYamanaka/Ando/Kohara10 Laps
21Winner Z-TECH & NCXX GroupSuzukiKunimatsu/Yoshida/Miyazaki10 Laps
22Team Vital Spirit Shark Energy DrinkBMWOkuno/Mukoyama/Tsujimoto10 Laps
23Honda SAYAMA RacingHondaKawaguchi/Endo/Yamashita11 Laps
24EVA RT Test Type-01 SynergyForce TrickKawasakiDeguchi/Izutsu/Leblanc11 Laps
25Team Motors Events April MotoSuzukiStorrar/Savary/Fastre12 Laps
26DOGFISH O-TEC SuzukaHondaOuchida/Yoshimichi/Watase12 Laps
27B-Square Racing & NozukaKawasakiOhta/Harada/Sugawara12 Laps
28Team Honda Technical CollegeHondaKodama/Furusawa/Kitaguchi12 Laps
29Y’s distraction Dog HouseSuzukiYamauchi/Iwatani13 Laps
30All Japan Honda DREAM CentralHondaSuzuki/Nakai/Takahashi13 Laps
31Motobox Kremer RacingSuzukiScherrer/Paavilainen/Miyajima13 Laps
32Samurai 3601BMWYasutomi/Arai/Tani13 Laps
33Honda Endurance RacingHondaDa Costa/Gimbert/Foray13 Laps
34Clever Wolf Racing & NOI:ZYamahaNakai/Sawamura/Adachi14 Laps
35au&Teluru Kohara RTHondaWatanabe/Nagashima/Itoh14 Laps
36RS Garage Harada HimejiKawasakiHarada/Tanaka/Nakayama14 Laps
37Banner Racing H-K-CDucatiKaneda/Dan/Honda15 Laps
38Club Bali RacingKawasakiNakajima/Morimoto15 Laps
39Honda DREAM RT WakayamaHondaNishinaka/Shinjo/Kishida15 Laps
40F.C.C. TSR HondaHondaAkiyoshi/Rea/Zanetti15 Laps
41Team Flembbo Leader TeamKawasakiProsenik/Bellucci/Derine15 Laps
42Plus One MCRT & Solar IchibanKawasakiImazu/Asahina/Tajima16 Laps
43Team Hashimotogumi Akeno SpeedSuzukiInagaki/Tata Pradita/Kanayama17 Laps
44Honda Kouyoukai DREAM RTHondaKurayama/Ebinuma/Nakamura18 Laps
45Y’s distraction NergalYamahaTonari/Nakao/Sumi19 Laps
46Team Hooters with Shota SaitoKTMOkuda/Dairaku/Soma21 Laps
47TAKEUP & Team JPSuzukiTamura/Nagano/Kimura21 Laps
48Hinoseiki Iwaki & T2 with feniceSuzukiYamauchi/Takama/Kuno22 Laps
49Honda EG RacingHondaHonda/Kuribayashi26 Laps
50Hamamatsu Team TitanSuzukiShimizu/Inuki/Ohshiro26 Laps
51Motorrad Toyota Nagasaka RacingBMWNoda/Sasaki/Nakamura27 Laps
52KTM Hamaguchi Bakuon RacingKTMFujishima/Nakasako/Fukatsu29 Laps
53Team Favorite FactorySuzukiFukuyama/Kisamori/Sago29 Laps
54Team Massa-RYamahaMogi/Okada/Toyoda31 Laps
55Motobum with Ishigaki Island TunaHondaOoki/Matsukawa/Igarashi36 Laps
56Honda BlueHelmets MSC KunamotoHondaOhashi/Mori/Otsuka42 Laps
57FFree Ride IMT satoracingYamahaSato/Sato42 Laps
58YamashinaKawasaki & BusinessRalliartKawasakiYamasaki/Matsumoto43 Laps

Source: FIM; Photo: Bridgestone

Comment:

  1. Gutterslob says:

    Those illuminated numbers look frickin ace!!

  2. smoke says:

    Crash at 130R? OUCH

  3. Matt Higgins says:

    So sorry Schwantz and the team didn’t finish…

  4. mike says:

    How did Moreda/Paris do in the 4 hours?