Stefan Bradl will not be taking part in the Suzuka 8 Hours race, the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship, this weekend due to health issues.

After being taken ill on Monday Stefan was admitted to hospital on Tuesday morning where he was diagnosed with an inner ear infection. Due to complications from this infection he was advised by medical staff not to fly to Japan.

Stefan Bradl

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I am unhappy to be missing the Suzuka 8 Hours as I have looked forward to this race all year. Unfortunately, the inner ear infection has led to some damage to the inner ear and eardrum and doctors told me I should not fly. I felt good at the test and was excited about taking part in the race. I would like to wish all the guys at TSR and Honda good luck for the weekend and I will be cheering them on from home

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team