Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Suzuka 8 Hours footnote

A quick note to follow on from my post about motorcycle endurance racing...

I tracked down the Japanese TV coverage of last weekend's Suzuka 8 Hours, and discovered something truly kick-ass: THEY DO AN OLD-SCHOOL LE MANS-STYLE START!!! That's right, they line up on the opposite side of the track, and run across to their bikes, which are being held for them by a mechanic. They have to start the bikes themselves. Damn cool...

2 comments:

DBT said...

You don't happen to have a link to somewhere on the web with said coverage, do you?

Can't BELIEVE that such a big race in motorsport received ZERO coverage on UK TV.
Especially given Eurosport show everything international bikey normally - and MotorsTV has some pretty small stuff on it!

Nicebloke said...

Send me your email address and I'll give you details...