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Highest placed regular EWC team and riders with 5th place overall for YART in the Suzuka 8hr
July 31st, 2017
We have to be happy, the four works bikes were the only bikes in front of us in the end. I think we all rode very well, we were very consistent, the times were very good and we couldn't have hoped for any more at this race. Unfortunately, we missed out on 2nd in the championship by one position today. In general, I think we have to be positive for the season. It's a brand-new team, with Marvin and Kohta coming in, we also had new tyres, so I think next year we will be even stronger. I think this year we were the strongest team in most races, so hopefully we can eliminate the problems and be stronger for next year. From this race, we could not have achieved anything more.Thanks to YART, Yamaha, Bridgetone, Arai, Alpinestars and my team mates for their support this year.