Team Suzuki Press Office – July 27.

The Yoshimura Suzuki team has gone quickest in today’s final qualifying session for Sunday’s 35th-Anniversary Suzuka 8-Hour race in Japan with the only sub 2.8-minute lap time.

Australian Josh Waters knocked more than a second of his earlier session best at round three of the World Endurance Championship with a time of 2’07.704 to put the GSX-R1000 on provisional pole for the four-time event winners and team mates Leon Camier and Nobuatsu Aoki.

Reigning World Champions SERT is fourth on the World Endurance Championship-leading GSX-R1000, thanks to a 2’08.429 lap set by Yukio Kagayama and they are only a few-hundredths-of-a-second behind second-placed FCC TSR Honda and third-placed Monster Yamaha YART.

The top-10 teams have one further free practice session tomorrow morning before the exciting Top-10 Shootout Finale to determine the starting positions for Sunday’s race.

Photos courtesy of Goichi Honda.

Suzuka 8-Hour Top 10: 1 Yoshimura Suzuki (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 2’07.704, 2 FCC TSR Honda (Honda) 2’08.169, 3 Monster Yamaha YART (Yamaha) 2’08.352, 4 SERT (GSX-R1000) 2'08.429, 5 MuSASHI RT-Harc Pro (Honda) 2’08.680, 6 EVA RT Test Type (Kawasaki) 2’08.806, 7 Teluru EMOBILE (Honda) 2’08.901, 8 Honda Dream RT (Honda) 2’09.278, 9 TOHO Racing (Honda) 2’09.318, 10 Honda Team Asia (Honda) 2’09.433.

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