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Suzuki announces riders for Suzuka 8 Hours 2024 in 'Team Suzuki CN Challenge'

The motorcycle used will be a GSX-R1000R powered by sustainable fuel and equipped with parts and components produced with sustainable technologies entered in the Experimental category

News: Suzuki announces riders for Suzuka 8 Hours 2024 in 'Team Suzuki CN Challenge'

The team that will take part in the Suzuka 8 Hours is named "Team SUZUKI CN CHALLENGE" and will be composed of Suzuki Engineers with a Team Director of excellence: Mr. Shinichi Sahara, a role also previously held in Team Suzuki ECSTAR in MotoGP

The selected riders who will take to the track with Team SUZUKI CN CHALLENGE are:

- Etienne Masson, current Yoshimura SERT Motul driver, who helped win the 24 Hours of Le Mans held April 18-21;
- Sodo Hamahara, an experienced rider who has already taken part in the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance race with the "SUZUKI ENDURANCE RACING TEAM" in 2017;
- Hideyuki Ogata, a rider with many years of racing experience with the GSX-R and has led his own team to participate in the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance

Suzuki's participation in this leg of the World Endurance Championship is definitely a sporting challenge, but more importantly it aims to gather information for the development of future models.

The fuel used, 40% of which is of organic origin, will be certified by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) and will allow the GSX-R1000R to be entered in the Experimental category, where the use of fuels other than the official EWC fuel is allowed (Fuel: Elf, Moto R40 FIM for 40% of organic origin).

Automatic Translation by DeepL

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