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Takumi Takahashi to wildcard at Motegi

Takumi Takahashi to wildcard at Motegi

Three time Suzuka 8 Hour winner, Takumi Takahashi set to make MotoGP™ debut.

Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is pleased to announce that Takumi Takahashi, HRC test rider, will participate in a MotoGP™ race as a wildcard rider for the first time. He will compete in round 15 of the World Championship at the Grand Prix of Japan for Team HRC with NISSIN, taking place on Sunday 11th October.

Takahashi, who races in MFJ All Japan Road Race JSB1000 Championship for MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO, has achieved three Suzuka 8 hour victories (2010, 2013 and 2014), is regarded as one of the most promising young riders in Japan.

HRC’s wildcard in Grand Prix of Japan will be the first since 2011 with Shinichi Ito.

Shuhei Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of HRC: “We are very happy that Takumi will be able to have practical experience in MotoGP as a wildcard rider. He is a growing young gun as a test rider and I hope he is able to demonstrate his abilities with a strong performance in front of all the home fans. Please support him and HRC.”

Takumi Takahashi: “I have taken part in MotoGP tests several times and have been able to witness the level of the top riders with my own eyes. I am very excited to have this opportunity to participate in a MotoGP race and I would like to thank HRC for this opportunity. I will do my best and work at 100% hoping to match everyone’s expectation.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

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