Tommy Hill and Noriyuki Haga, also partners in the Suzuka 8 Hours
Tommy Hill and Noriyuki Haga, also partners in the Suzuka 8 Hours

Yamaha YZF-R1 by Tommy Hill and Nitro Nori

I remember when the best Honda riders were the ones the factory chose to run the traditional ones 8 Hours from Suzuka; Valentino Rossi, Aaron Slight, Colin Edwards and Carlos Checa saw the sun go down in Japan. This year, in which Yamaha has no representatives in Superbikes to invite to ride in the endurance test, they have thought of the British Superbikes duo of riders: Tommy Hill and Noriyuki Haga.

A very strong bet certainly to run low the colors of the Monster Yamaha YART and plan the assault of a career that tuning forks haven't won since 1996 with Edwards and Haga as a couple. They will have the help of Katsuyuki Nakasug, who is currently participating in All Japan, to help Swan Yamaha. For Tommy it will be the first time he has competed in a test of this type, it will also be the first time he has set foot on Suzuka's ground. For Nitro Nori, however, it will be the 10th time. A true dream team accompanied by a machine that, if it is as good as it is beautiful, will give you many joys.

Tommy Hill:

Until next July 29 We will not know the result, but we look forward to seeing what happens and, above all, drooling with that machine live.

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