Suzuka 8 Hour: Rumour Mill Starts Here

Posted: 29th March 2017

Kawasaki: Haslam, Rea, Yanagawa – Yamaha: Nakasuga, Lowes, Van der Mark – Honda: Hayden, Bradl, Takahashi – Suzuki: Vincent, Masson, Cudlin - All of This Is Unconfirmed...

This is all just rumour and conjecture, but we've heard from sources close to Suzuka in Japan that the following factory bike line-ups are likely:

Kawasaki: Leon Haslam, Jonathan Rea and Akira Yanagawa (possibly – he's said he will retire this year)

Yamaha: Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes, (possibly) Michael van der Mark

Musashi Honda: Takumi Takahashi, Nicky Hayden, (possibly Stefan Bradl)

Suzuki: The Suzuki factory will probably put their weight behind SERT's line up of Vincent Philippe, Etienne Masson and Alex Cudlin.

Photo: Kawasaki UK