Moriwaki Racing announces its 2018 Suzuka 8Hours Team

Published On June 28, 2018 | 2 Wheels, Ryuichi Kiyonari

(2017 Suzuka 8Hours)


Moriwaki Racing, the team Ryuichi Kiyonari races with in the All Japan Road Race Championship made an announcement today, regarding its Suzuka 8Hours team. The prestigious “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8Hours is the final round for “2017-2018 FIM Endurance World Championship”.

The two regular Moriwaki riders, Yuki Takahashi and Ryuichi Kiyonari will be racing again this year, along with British Superbike Honda Racing rider, Dan Linfoot. This will be the 2nd consecutive year for Moriwaki to challenge the Suzuka 8Hours with the same riders.

This will be Kiyonari’s 13th Suzuka 8Hours appearance, and will aim for his fifth win at the 8Hours, which will be a tie-record for the most wins by a rider at the Suzuka 8Hours.

2018 Moriwaki Racing Suzuka 8Hours Team

Entry Number: #19
Riders: Yuki Takahashi/Dan Linfoot/Ryuichi Kiyonari
Team Owner: Mamoru Moriwaki
Team Manager: Midori Moriwaki
Machine: Honda CBR1000RR Moriwaki Special Edition
Tires: Pirelli

Ryuichi Kiyonari
“I first started racing with KYB suspension in 2017 just last year with Moriwaki. There were many new things that I had to adapt to and I have not raced in Japan for a long time so I was a little nervous however, with the strong support from KYB I was able to withdraw from the nervousness and be able to ride a positive race. I braced myself up when I heard that from the 8 Hours race KYB will support us even stronger until the rest of the season. I have not won a race yet however, I am feeling very positive towards the race and fight for the victory together.”

Mamori Moriwaki, Team Owner
“It is an honor for us to be able to work with KYB and the relations we have with them had become even more strong in bond, ever since the development of MD600 in 2009 to compete in the Moto2 of MotoGP. We will definitely aim the win at the Suzuka 8 Hours race and the rest of the season in All Japan Road Race Championship with the help of KYB suspension in our hands.”