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Hayden, van der Mark and Jacobsen to represent Honda at the Suzuka 8 Hours | Sport | WSBK

Nicky Hayden and Michael van der Mark have been selected to represent the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO Team, along with Takumi Takahashi, for the 39th running of the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race

Nicky Hayden and Michael van der Mark have been selected to represent the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO Team, along with Takumi Takahashi, for the 39th running of the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race, which takes place on July 29–31 at the iconic 5.807 km (3.617 mile) Suzuka International Racing Course in Japan.

The current teammates within the Honda WorldSBK Team will share a garage once more, this time with the goal of achieving what would be the fourth win for the endurance team after success in 2010, 2013 and 2014. This is the fourth consecutive appearance with MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO for van der Mark, who was on the riding team for the last two wins for Honda at the 8-hour race. Hayden makes his comeback to the competition for the first time since 2003.

The third standard bearer for Honda within the WorldSBK paddock, PJ Jacobsen, will also contest the Suzuka 8 Hours with the F.C.C. TSR Honda team, the same squad he is currently competing with at the 12 Hours of Portimão EWC race this weekend.

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