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Three Aussies secure Suzuka 8 Hour rides

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Friday 1st July, 2011 - 1:21pm

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Wayne Maxwell will compete at the Suzuka 8 Hour with Jamie Stauffer

Wayne Maxwell will compete at the Suzuka 8 Hour with Jamie Stauffer

Three QBE Australian Superbike Championship leading riders will tackle the iconic Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race at the end of this month.

Jamie Stauffer and Wayne Maxwell will share an entry aboard a Team Sakurai Honda CBR1000RR, while Team Suzuki’s Josh Waters will join Yukio Kagayama and Nobuatsu Aoki for the Yoshimura team on its GSX-R1000.

Wayne Gardner and Daryl Beattie were the last Aussie riders to take the coveted Suzuka 8 Hour crown in 1992.

Stauffer says he is honoured to be chosen for the role alongside team-mate Maxwell.

“I feel honoured that Team Sakurai Honda has chosen Wayne and I to compete as an all-Australian team,” said Stauffer.

“The opportunity for us is fantastic – the team itself is a highly professional and successful team and I believe our chance for a podium is very high.”

Waters spoke to Speedcafe.com this week. CLICK HERE for more with the Suzuki rider’s thoughts ahead of the Suzuka 8 Hour.

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