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Yuki Takahashi : "My first objective is the 250cc Japanese title"

Yuki Takahashi : 'My first objective is the 250cc Japanese title'

Yuki Takahashi : "My first objective is the 250cc Japanese title"

Yuki Takahashi has revealed to motograndprix.com that he is not planning on stepping up to the 250cc World Championship next season despite rumours that he will be drafted in alongside Dani Pedrosa in a second factory Honda team. Takahashi explained that his first objective was to win the Japanese 250cc crown after being denied this season by injury, fuelling the possibility that Hiroshi Aoyama could be the man to step into the GP arena.

"I will definitely be staying in Japan for another season," explained Takahashi, who finished third and fourth as a wildcard rider at Suzuka and Motegi respectively this season. "I really wanted to win the championship this season but I broke my right arm in August and lost any chance of the title. So, my priority is to win it next season before going to the World Championship. Of course, I want to be MotoGP World Champion, but I know very well that I have to take it step by step."

On his cameo performances at the two World Championship rounds in Japan this season, Takahashi continued: "I am not really satisfied with my results at Suzuka and Motegi because my objective was to win. After finishing third at Motegi last year, this season I was expecting to be up there challenging for the victory. Hopefully one day I will get my chance."

Tags:
250cc, 2003, Yuki Takahashi

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