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Honda sending 3 Thai riders to Suzuka endurance event

Jul 18. 2019
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By The Nation

Honda is sending three Thai riders to compete in the Suzuka 4 Hours Endurance event at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan at the end of this month.

According to A.P. Honda Co Ltd, the distributor of Honda motorcycles in Thailand, the riders are outstanding female rider Muklada Sarapuech, rising star Piyawat Prathumyot and Warit Thongnopakhun.

Shigeto Kimura, president of A.P. Honda, said: “Our goal is to raise Thai motorsports to the world level and this is the reason that we have been sending Thai riders, mechanics and management to participate in the Suzuki 4 Hours Endurance since 2017.”

He said the team has been gaining experience and is ready to challenge other teams for victory with a combination of experienced riders, rising stars and well-trained team members.

The team will start practice at Suzuka on July 26 and qualify during the same day; the race takes place on July 27.

A live telecast will be available at 6.20-11.30am.

Meanwhile, Honda is taking applications for the Race to the Dream project for junior riders from ages 9-14. Qualifying is held on: September 28-29 at the Honda Safety Riding Centre Ramkamhaeng; October 26-27 at the Honda Safety Riding Park Chiang Mai; and November 9-10 at the Bira Kart Circuit Pattaya.

The final round will be held on December 7-8 at the Honda Safety Riding Centre Ramkamhaeng.

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