Hafizh Syahrin to Ride for Team Kagayama in Suzuka 8 Hours

JDT Racing Team rider, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah will make an appearance with Team Kagayama at the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race which will take place at Suzuka Circuit from 19 to 21 July.

He will continue to ride the Ducati V4 R which he also campaigns with in the Asian Road Racing Championship (ARRC) this year.

The confirmation was announced by the JDT Racing Team in a post on their X account.

“Thank you to our patron Tunku Ismail, Acting Sultan of Johor for enabling collaboration and closed testing with Team Kagayama, who also represent the Ducati manufacturer for the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race this July.

“Riding the manufacturer’s Ducati V4 R machine. What an experience!,” said the team in its submission.

Hafizh who participated in the ARRC competition with JDT Racing Team this year has collected 45 points in the Asian Superbike 1000cc (ASB1000) class to be in third position overall ahead of the race in Motegi, this weekend.

As far as the last two rounds in Thailand and China, Hafizh has proven his performance with the Ducati Panigale V4R machine by winning two finishes on the podium.

The first time was at Race 2 Round 1 at the Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand in the middle of last March which saw him finish in second place behind Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo, Andi Farid Izdihar.

That momentum was then taken by Hafizh to Race 1 Round 2 at the Zhuhai International Circuit, China last April when he crossed the finish line as the winner.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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