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Ui: Ive come to have fun!

Ui: Ive come to have fun!

Youichi Ui is one of the standout wildcards of the 250cc category at Motegi, making a special appearance in his home race for the second consecutive year.

Youichi Ui is one of the standout wildcards of the 250cc category at Motegi, making a special appearance in his home race for the second consecutive year.

Ui has a great pedigree in the World Championship, having been 125cc runner-up in both the 2000 and 2001 seasons with 11 Grand Prix victories to his name. There is no pressure on the 34 year old Japanese rider, who is participating in the race with no goals or expectations.

Ive come here to have fun; Im riding in the Japanese Championship at the moment and I havent set myself any targets for Motegi, said Ui to motogp.com.

Although he will be riding with the number 75 on his Yamaha this weekend, the bike will be adorned with a number of 41s in reference to his previous World Championship allocation. Aleix Espargaro currently uses 41 in the 250cc World Championship.

Tags:
250cc, 2007, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

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