Success for D3O Motorcycle Partner HYOD at the Suzuka 8 Hour

Congratulations to D3O motorcycle partner HYOD for claiming victory at the Suzuka 8 hour race on Sunday 26th July 2015, at the iconic Suzuka track in Japan.

Success for D3O Motorcycle Partner HYOD at the Suzuka 8 Hour
HYOD sponsored rider, Katsuyuki Nakasuga, claimed first place with the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING TEAM, setting a new lap record of 2’06.000 in the process.

Congratulations to D3O motorcycle partner HYOD for claiming victory at the Suzuka 8 hour race on Sunday 26th July 2015, at the iconic Suzuka track in Japan. HYOD sponsored rider, Katsuyuki Nakasuga, claimed first place with the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING TEAM, with his teammates Bradley Smith and Pol Espargarò, setting a new lap record of 2’06.000 in the process.

This marks Yamaha’s first win in 19 years at the well renowned Japanese track, as the team completed 204 laps within the 8 hour duration.



Katsuyuki Nakasuga says:
“As a team we started the race today with a set number of laps per rider and it was a lot of pressure for me to start the race but my first goal was that I had to finish this race. I‘ve had times when I ended the race prematurely. I want to thank all the staff, the team and all the fans for their support. I‘m really glad that we have won after nineteen years.”

The race kicked off with a dramatic start as all the major teams started well although, the FACTORY YAMAHA TEAM initially struggled to get the bike started. However, the team quickly found their pace and battled for the lead with F.C.C TSR HONDA in the remaining 6 hours with YAMAHA’s Bradley Smith crossing the line first.



Congratulations also to fellow HYOD riders Kagayama, Haga and Kiyonari in TEAM KAGAYAMA who landed 3rd place, which is their 3rd consecutive year on the podium.

HYOD is D3O’s exclusive motorcycle apparel partner in Japan – click here to find out more

To read more about Yamaha’s success: http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/07/26/endurance-round-3-yamaha-free-practice-report-suzuka-8-hours-2/

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