2021 Suzuka Eight-Hours cancelled

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This year’s Suzuka Eight-Hours has been cancelled and the race will not run until July 2022.

Scheduled to take place on 7 November in Japan, the event has been ditched because of the worsening health crisis in Japan.

In order to shore up the FIM EWC calendar, a new European race, the Eight Hours of Most, has been added to the calendar to replace the Eight-Hours of Oschersleben, initially scheduled to take place in May.

The Most race – the final of the 2021 FIM EWC and the FIM Endurance World Cup – will take place in the Czech Republic on Saturday 9 October as part of a car and motorcycle double-header with a World Touring Car race.

Kaoru Tanaka, President Representative Director of Suzuka owners Mobilityland Corporation said: “vWe had been preparing for the Coca-Cola Suzuka Eight-Hours Endurance Race, which was to be held for the first time in two years, but the difficult decision has been made that we have no choice but to cancel it.

“It is a very regrettable outcome for us to be forced to cancel the Suzuka 8 Hours for the second consecutive year, because it is a very important race event for everyone. But we will continue to prepare for the Suzuka 8 Hours in 2022 and strive to make it an even more attractive event than ever for the fans and all those concerned.”