Suzuka 8 Hour gets new date for the 2023 EWC calendar

The FIM Endurance World Championships iconic Suzuka 8 Hour event will take place one week later than first thought for 2023.

HRC Honda win 2022 Suzuka 8 Hours

The EWC promoter Discovery Sports Event has been working with its partners at the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the event promoters Mobilityland in Japan. The new date that has been set for the historic Suzuki 8 Hour is throughout the 4th to the 6th of August in 2023.

The 2023 Suzuka 8 Hour was originally meant to take place on the 28th to the 30th of July. The new date was decided to allow the opportunity for riders from the FIM Superbike World Championship to enter the event. It has become a usual sight to see World Superbike riders taking on the EWC and Japanese riders around the legendary Suzuka Circuit.

HRC Honda, KRT, Iker Lecuona, Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam, Alex Lowes, Suzuka 8 Hours

This year’s Suzuka 8 Hour was won by Team HRC with their riders Tetsuta Nagashima, Takumi Takahashi and Iker Lecuona.

François Ribeiro, Head of Discovery Sports Events, said: “The Suzuka 8 Hours is not only a big test of rider, team and machine, it’s also a celebration of Japan’s vastly successful motorcycle industry. Therefore, it’s vital that the top riders, teams and manufacturers are able to be present for this famous event at a truly iconic venue. We thank our friends at FIM and Mobilityland for their collective efforts to finalise the new date of 4-6 August 2023.”

Suzuki SERT leads field at start of 2022 Suzuka 8 Hours

Next years Endurance World Championship will begin with the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans on from the 13th to the 16th of April. This will be followed by the 24H Spa EWC Motos in Belgium from the 16th to the 18th of June. Followed by the Suzuka 8 Hour, the season will then end at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the Bol d’Or 24 hours on the 14th to the 17th of September.

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