Sporting Digest: Motorcycling

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The Independent Online
SUZUKA EIGHT-HOUR RACE World Endurance Championship third round (Suzuka, Japan): 1 D Polen (US) and A Slight (NZ) Honda 183 laps, 6hr 52min 49.056sec (ave speed 155.96kph); 2 S Russell (US) and T Rymer (GB) Kawasaki +0.288sec; 3 S Ito and S Takeishi (Japan) Honda +1 lap; 4 E Lawson (US) and Y Nagai (Japan) Yamaha +1; 5 K Kitagawa and S Tsukamoto (Japan) Yamaha +1; 6 S Yatsushiro and S Arai (Japan) Honda +3; 7 K Iwahashi and H Aoki (Japan) Honda +3; 8 A Yanagawa (Japan) and T Stevens (US) Suzuki +4; 9 T Kobayashi (Japan) and A Vieira (Port) +41 10 M Izumi and H Izutsu (Japan) Kawasaki +5. Selected: 11 N Mackenzie (GB) and S Giles (Aus) Suzuki +5; 24 T Onishi (Japan) and N Hopkins (GB) Yamaha +12. Overall world championship rankings: 1 J Battistini (Fr), A Morillas (Fr) 80pts; 3= J Gomez (Fr), P Monneret (Fr), B Bonhuil (Fr) 64; 6 Rymer 57; 7= J Khun (Fr), A Viera (Fr), R Nicotte (Fr), S Manley (GB), R Holden (NZ), P Graves (GB) 34.

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