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