Team Suzuki Press Office – July 25.
The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team is at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan for what could be the most exciting showdown for the Endurance World Championship.
The 15-times World Champions arrive at the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours just five points from the series lead with the Suzuki GSX-R1000. And following the official tests last week at the circuit, riders Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black had the opportunity to dial-in the machine and get ready for the main qualifying, that starts tomorrow ahead of Sunday’s race.
For SERT’s Team Manager Dominique Méliand, this final race of EWC 2018-2019 will also be special as the highly respected founder behind the team, will step-down and hand the reigns to a new successor.
Alongside SERT will be several GSX-R1000 mounted teams, including Yoshimura Suzuki Motul Racing, the S-Pulse Dream Racing-IAI and the TK Suzuki Blue Max teams.
Qualifying for the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours begins on Friday July 26th from 11:50am to 01:20pm and then from 03:40pm to 05:10pm on Saturday, to determine the starting grid.