EWC: Suzuka 8 Hour postponed as Estoril takes July date
The Suzuka 8 hours has been delayed in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the iconic event 12 months ago. The Portuguese round of the EWC series has instead been brought forward to fill the previous Japanese date, with Suzuka being postponed until November.
The Suzuka 8 Hour has officially been delayed until November as Japan continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic event will now take place in November (7th) as it swaps its July date with Estoril, originally planned to take place on the 16th, October.
The Suzuka 8 hour will host the EWC series’s finale and offer 150% points for the finishers. Last year’s season finale was a classic, with YART Yamaha dominating proceedings, having taken control after an early fall for the BMW Motorrad team in Peter Hickman’s hands.
2021 EWC calendar
April 17-18 – 24 Heures Motos, Le Mans
May 23 – 8 Hours of Oschersleben, Germany
July 17 – 12H of Estoril, Portugal
September 18-19 – Bol D’or, France
November 7 – Suzuka 8 Hours, Japan
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