Gripping Stories - Experience the Suzuka Circuit

By Rushka de Rycke

Feb 02 2019

A racer on the Suzuka Circuit

Home to one of the world's biggest motorcycle races, the Suzuka Circuit is the first full-scale international racing course in Japan. Racers Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark share what it's like to pilot a motorcycle around the famous 6km course and how they master the intricate corners to gain a competitive edge.

Ever wonder what goes through a rider's mind while competing in one of the biggest endurance races in the world? We spoke to Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark, members of the 2018 Suzuka Yamaha Factory Racing R1, to learn how they pilot their motorbike around the legendary Suzuka Circuit. From navigating the Dunlop Curve to smooth transitions and tight cornering in the Hairpin, these racers describe what it’s like to experience every bend of the race track during the Suzuka 8 Hour race before bringing their tyres over the finish line. Enjoy the ride!