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How to Enjoy the EWC – Live Broadcast in Suzuka 8 Hours

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Real-time Report of the Pinnacle in Motorcycle Endurance Race “EWC” by Hulu.

The World Endurance Championship (EWC) is one of the top race in 2 big motorcycle race categories. Teams are consist of two or three riders, who keep riding on a single machine while handing the machine over to the other rider, and continue to ride in a long stretch for 8 to 24 hours. Consequently, the team’s reliability and determination, such as the number of pit stops for tire change during the race and the recovery work when crashing and the ability to adapt in changing weather, is questioned.

The World Endurance Championship is the race where you can’t win only by speed, but also on teamwork. You can watch the brave figure in real-time from an online video subscription service “Hulu”. BS NTV and NTV G + are also being broadcast in digest version of it.

[Hulu Broadcast Schedule]

・Round 1: Bol d’Or (24h-race) / Le Castellet – France
September 21, 2019 (Sat) 10:00PM – September 22, 2019 (Sun) 10:00PM

・Round 2: 8 Hours of Sepang / Malaysia
December 14, 2019 (Sat) 3:00PM – 11:00PM

・Round 3: 24 Hours of Le Mans / France
April 18, 2020 (Sat) 10:00PM – April 19, 2020 (Sun) 10:00PM

・Round 4: 8 Hours of Oschersleben / Germany
June 6, 2020 (Sat) 8:00PM – June 7, 2020 (Sun) 4:00AM

・Round 5: Suzuka 8 Hours / Japan
July 19, 2020 (Sun) 11:30AM – 7:30PM

The Suzuka Summer Festival “Suzuka 8 Hours” is one of the World Endurance Championship Races.

“Suzuka 8 Hours” can be said to be the most famous motorcycle race in Japan. In the scorching heat of July, riders must ride on their machines on the heated asphalt for eight hours while wearing a leather suit. The harshness is unimaginable, but the brave figure of the riders who keep riding will impress the viewer. The Suzuka 8 Hours, which has a history of over 40 years, is also one of the World Endurance Championship races. In addition, Suzuka 8 Hours is positioned as the “final round” that concludes all 5 races in the series.

In “Suzuka 8 Hours” of the final round, the points will be 1.5 times than the regular series. So, it has also a reversing opportunity for annual paticipation teams to be an annual champion. In addition, one of the factors that shows the unique excitement in Suzuka is the participation of the “Factory Team”.

The four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers namely, HONDA, YAMAHA, SUZUKI, and KAWASAKI will participate in spots with prestige machines at the Suzuka 8 Hours held in Japan. Moreover, since each factory team appoint a famous GP rider, it is possible to witness an “extraordinary battle” like a sprint race.

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