Ride with John McGuinness at Suzuka

07/26/2013 @ 12:14 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

Ride with John McGuinness at Suzuka Honda TT Legends Suzuka 8 Hour 05 635x423

The pinnacle of two-wheeled motorsport, as far as the Japanese are concerned, is the Coca-Cola Zero Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race on the Endurance World Championship calendar.

Immensely popular with the fans and fielded with a bevy of expert local teams, even the Japanese OEMs take the Suzuka 8 Hours very seriously — and are not above stacking their factory squads with the top riders from various national and international road racing series.

One such team at Suzuka is the Honda TT Legends crew, which as the name implies, is made up of legends from the Isle of Man TT: John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, and Simon Andrews. Backed by Honda Europe, McPint & crew are on some top machinery, but as they have already seen in qualifying, that’s only part of the battle.

With Rutter and Andrews having never ridden at Suzuka before, the team has a steep learning curve, though over the eight-hour race, we think they will have plenty of time to crawl back from their 29th spot qualifying, and into their Top 10 goal. Racing kicks off Sunday at 11:30am local (JST), but until then enjoy this on-board footage and witty banter from Mr. TT.

Source: Honda TT Legends

Comment:

  1. Texx says:

    A world class endurance event for sure. Where can we find streaming video or video updates on line from the Suzuka 8 Hour this weekend?

  2. Ray says:

    Oh good they drowned out that annoying engine sound with music.

  3. Larry says:

    You mean they drowned out the music with annoying noise.

  4. Marc says:

    http://www.motorevue.com/site/8h-suzuka-itw-croisee-pilotes-du-gmt-94-73643.html
    It will be live on this website, interviews, updates, videos…
    Enjoy !