Tamada will be teaming up again with his Asian Championship teammate, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman. The third rider has not been announced.
Tamada and Azlan will be riding the Honda CBR1000RR with Bridgestone tires.
Entry: Honda Team Asia
Teammate: Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman
Machine: Honda CBR1000RR
Comment, Makoto Tamada
“I am happy to be racing at Suzuka again this year with Honda Team Asia. I am also happy that Azlan is once again my teammate. He has improved a lot since last year, and I hope I can bring out the best and the speed that Azlan has.”