The success of the inaugural Asia Dream Endurance Race in 2015 has convinced race promoters that the 2-hour Endurance race should be a permanent fixture every time the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship visits the Suzuka Circuit. With the historic circuit set to hold Round 3 this June 3 to 5, the young Asia Dream Cup class of 2016 will be pairing up for their first taste of endurance racing.
The Asia Dream Endurance is an annual event to coincide with the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship. The endurance format only happens at Suzuka. What better way to expose the young riders to endurance racing than at the circuit that is famous for this type of motorsports events.
However, the Asia Dream Cup riders form only a small percentage of the total participants. They will be competing against other young Japanese teams and riders who will also be taking part in the event.
In 2015, the top three podium positions fell to the combinations of Seiji Maeda and Yoshiharu Okada; Seiji Yasutomi and Kouji Fukui; and third place Naoaki Kubo and Kouji Nishizawa. The best-performing Asia Dream Cup pairing came from Hiroki Nakamura and Yusuke Nakamura who finished seventh in the race followed by Broc Pearson and Kazuki Tomita.
Unlike the previous year, the 2016 riders’ pairing will be based on their championship rankings as opposed to country :
ADC 2016 Round 3 – Entry List