Takumi Takahashi | Red Bull Honda (#33, 3rd)
“We had good pace this Suzuka 8 Hours. I think I’ve never raced as hard as I did in the final stint. I gave it everything, but we lost, so we have to think about how to win next year. Stefan did a fine job even though all of a sudden we had only two riders, and Kiyonari did his best to be able to race. We made it on the podium, but I’m not satisfied at all. Still, we gave it our best, so we have to accept the results. We’ll do better next year.”

Stefan Bradl | Red Bull Honda (#33, 3rd)
“It was my first Suzuka 8 Hours, and I had a lot of fresh new experiences. I’m really glad to be able to compete in this special race. I could feel how much the crowd were supporting me while racing. They were great, giving me a lot of support. I’m grateful to Takumi [Takahashi], Kiyo[nari] and HRC. Both riders helped me where I lacked. Every day during race week was a challenge, and I think I did fine. Takumi’s double-stint was amazing. He rode an amazing race. It’s not easy to win the Suzuka 8 Hours, but I love it because it’s so difficult. I really hope I can race here again next year.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari | Red Bull Honda (#33, 3rd)
“I didn’t race at all, and missed most of Qualifying. I’m so sorry to the team and my teammates that I couldn’t contribute more. I fell sorry for myself. But, I’m also grateful that we finished on the podium. If I have another chance, I want to race here again.”

Location Information

Suzuka Circuit, 7992 Inoucho, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan - View in Google Maps