Racing brothers, Damian and Alex Cudlin are set to team up for the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hour in the BMW Motorrad 39 Team, along with Daisaku Sakai.
The pair made history in 2016 when they became the first brothers to finish on the same podium at the Le Mans 24hour, and have both achieved great success in the Endurance World Championship.
“I’m really excited to be racing in the 8 Hour again, especially on a BMW. I’ve had some great times with BMW in the past and it remains one of my favorite bikes to ride. Daisaku San runs a great program in Japan and I’m really honored he reached out to me. I’ve been on the bench for almost a year, so the 8Hour will be a big challenge, but I’m determined to get myself into good shape and give it 110 per cent in Japan.”
Alex is equally eager to test the machine and to partner his older brother in this iconic event.
“I’m looking forward to racing Suzuka, probably more so than other years as this year I’ll get to ride alongside Damian. We have always been in different teams so to finally join forces will be fun. I haven’t ridden a BMW before in race trim but I know that the BMW Motorrad 39 Team will build a competitive machine and I think with Damian, Daisaku San and myself, we will be able to achieve a strong result.”
The team will conduct a two-day test next month, in order to make some fine-tuning adjustments before the race week of 25-29th of July.
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