HRC’s number one WorldSBK rider Leon Camier has been sensationally left out of their works Suzuka Eight-Hours team.
Camier, who is currently out of action with a shoulder injury, was pencilled in to join the works Red Bull team but he is not on their official entry - or confirmed in any of the satellite teams. No mentioned of the Andorra-based rider presumably means his injury is preventing him from taking part in testing.
The main squad comprises MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl, Camier’s WorldSBK team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari and Takuma Takahashi.
au Teluru SAG RT will compete with JSB1000 riders Kosuke Akiyoshi and Taiga Hada, and MotoGP Moto2 class rider Tetsuta Nagashima.
For KYB MORIWAKI RACING, JSB1000 rider Yuki Takahashi will be joined by JRR ST600 rider Tomoyoshi Koyama. Their third rider is yet to be announced.
Three-time Suzuka Eight-Hours champions MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO. Honda have secured Ryo Mizuno, currently fourth in JSB1000 and British Superbike Championship (BSB) rider Xavi Forés, and will be announcing their other riders.