All Japan Road Race Championship

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MFJ Superbike
All Japan Road Race Championship
MFJ Superbike Logo.png
The official All Japan Road Race logo
Sport Motorcycle sport
Founded 1967
No. of teams 4 manufacturers
Country Japan
Most recent champion(s) Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Rider)
Japan Yamaha (Manufacturer)

The All Japan Road Race Championship (全日本ロードレース選手権 Zen Nihon Rōdorēsu Senshuken?) is the premiere motorcycle road racing championship in Japan. It is run by the Motorcycle Federation of Japan (MFJ) (日本モーターサイクルスポーツ協会) – the Japaneses affiliate of the FIM.

History[edit]

The MFJ was formed in 1961 and held its first motorcycle road race in 1967.

The Championship's premiere class for a number of years had been the 500ccm class but it was replaced by a superbike class in 1994.

During the 2002 season the championship was used by some manufacturers to test their MotoGP prototypes. The prototypes usually won the races but were not eligible for points.

The series now runs a small 7 round schedule but has a large field of Japanese riders and bikes. Atsushi Watanabe won the 2007 championship riding a Yoshimura Suzuki.

Champions[edit]

Year 50 cm³ 90 cm³ 125 cm³ 250 cm³ over 250 cm³
1967 Mitsuo Itoh Yasunori Shigeno Tsunehiro Masuda Keiji Yano Takashi Matsunaga
1968 Yoshiaki Kamiya Tadao Baba Masahiro Wada Takashi Matsunaga
1969 Yutaka Oda Morio Sumiya Hideo Kanaya Morio Sumiya
1970 Eiji Kondoh Yutaka Oda Toshio Ohwaki Hiroyuki Kawasaki
1971 Hideo Kanaya Izumi Sugimoto Toshio Ohwaki Hideo Kanaya
1972 Yutaka Oda Yutaka Oda
Year 125 cm³ 250 cm³ 350 cm³ 500 cm³ 750 cm³
1973 Shinji Sumiya Ken Nemoto
1974 Tatsumi Aoki Ikujiro Takaï
1975 Tadashi Ezaki Tadao Asami
1976 Yoshikazu Mouri Junzoh Satoh Ikujiro Takaï
1977 Hiroyuki Iida Osamu Suzuki Yoshikazu Mouri
1978 Koji Ueda Koji Ueda Iwao Ishikawa Shin'ichi Ueno
1979 Mitsuo Saitoh Keiji Kinoshita Masaru Mizutani
1980 Noriaki Ichinose Tadahiko Taira Osamu Suzuki
1981 Noriaki Ichinose Yasuaki Fujimoto Keiji Kinoshita
Year 125 cm³ 250 cm³ 500 cm³ TT-F1 TT-F3
1982 Noriaki Ichinose Teruo Fukuda Masaru Mizutani
1983 Jiroh Kuriya (Honda) Mitsuo Saito (Yamaha) Tadahiko Taira (Yamaha)
1984 Jiroh Kuriya (Honda) Masaru Kobayashi (Honda) Tadahiko Taira (Yamaha) Shunji Yatusushiro (Honda) Tadashi Ezaki (Yamaha)
1985 Hisashi Unemoto (Honda) Masaru Kobayashi (Honda) Tadahiko Taira (Yamaha) Satoshi Tsujimoto (Suzuki) Yoichi Yamamoto (Honda)
1986 Kenichi Yoshida (Honda) Shinji Katayama (Yamaha) Keiji Kinoshita (Honda) Satoshi Tsujimoto (Suzuki) Yoichi Yamamoto
1987 Hisashi Unemoto (Honda) Masahiro Shimizu (Honda) Norihiko Fujiwara (Yamaha) Yukiya Ohshima (Suzuki) Masumitsu Taguchi
1988 Masayuki Hirose (Honda) Toshihiko Honma (Yamaha) Norihiko Fujiwara (Yamaha) Shoji Miyazaki (Honda) Toshinobu Shiomori (Yamaha)
1989 Fuyuki Yamazaki (Honda) Tadayuki Okada (Honda) Norihiko Fujiwara (Yamaha) United States Doug Polen (Suzuki) United States Doug Polen (Suzuki)
1990 Kazuto Sakata (Honda) Tadayuki Okada (Honda) Shinichi Ito (Honda) Ken'ichiro Iwahashi (Honda) Ryuji Tsuruta (Kawasaki)
1991 Masafumi Ono (Honda) Tadayuki Okada (Honda) Australia Peter Goddard (Yamaha) Shoji Miyazaki (Honda) Katsuyoshi Takahashi (Yamaha)
1992 Akira Saito (Honda) Tetsuya Harada (Yamaha) Australia Daryl Beattie (Honda) Shoichi Tsukamoto (Kawasaki)
1993 Yoshiaki Katoh (Yamaha) Tohru Ukawa (Honda) Norick Abe (Honda) Keiichi Kitagawa (Kawasaki)
Year 125 cm³ 250 cm³ Superbike S-NK Superstock 600
1994 Ken Miyasaka (Honda) Tohru Ukawa (Honda) Wataru Yoshikawa (Yamaha)
1995 Youichi Ui (Yamaha) Noriyasu Numata (Suzuki) Takuma Aoki (Honda)
1996 Masao Azuma (Honda) Noriyasu Numata (Suzuki) Takuma Aoki (Honda)
1997 Takashi Akita (Yamaha) Daijiro Kato (Honda) Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha)
1998 Hideyuki Nakajoh (Honda) Shinya Nakano (Yamaha) Shinichi Ito (Honda)
1999 Hideyuki Nakajoh (Honda) Naoki Matsudo (Yamaha) Wataru Yoshikawa (Yamaha) Manabu Kamada (Suzuki)
2000 Tomoyoshi Koyama (Yamaha) Shinichi Nakatomi (Honda) Hitoyasu Izutsu (Kawasaki) Ryuji Tsuruta (Kawasaki)
2001 Hideyuki Nakajoh (Honda) Taro Sekiguchi (Yamaha) Akira Ryo (Suzuki) Keiichi Kitagawa (Suzuki) Yuichi Takeda (Honda)
Year 125 cm³ 250 cm³ Superbike JSB/S-NK Superstock 600
2002 Hideyuki Nakajoh (Honda) Tekkyu Kayoh (Yamaha) Atsushi Watanabe (Suzuki) Tatsuya Yamaguchi (Honda) Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda)
Year 125 cm³ 250 cm³ JSB1000 GP-Mono Superstock 600
2003 Shuhei Aoyama (Honda) Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda) Keiichi Kitagawa (Suzuki) Yoshiteru Konishi (Honda)
2004 Hideyuki Nakajoh (Honda) Yuki Takahashi (Honda) Hitoyasu Izutsu (Honda) Takeshi Tsujimura (Honda)
2005 Hiroyuki Kikuchi (Honda) Shuhei Aoyama (Honda) Shinichi Ito (Honda) Takashi Yasuda (Honda)
2006 Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) Ryuji Yokoe (Yamaha) Shinichi Ito (Honda) Tasuku Yamashita(Yamaha) Takashi Yasuda (Honda)
2007 Hiroomi Iwata (Honda) Youichi Ui (Yamaha) Atsushi Watanabe (Suzuki) Takayoshi Mori (Honda) Yoshiteru Konishi (Honda)
2008 Hiroyuki Kikuchi (Honda) Takumi Takahashi (Honda) Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) Yasutomo Nomura (Honda) Yoshiteru Konishi (Honda)
2009 Hiroyuki Kikuchi (Honda) Youichi Ui (Yamaha) Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) Kazuki Hanafusa (Yamaha) Yusuke Teshima (Honda)
Year J-GP3 J-GP2 JSB1000 GP-Mono Superstock 600
2010 Hikari Okubo (Honda) Yoshiteru Konishi (Honda) Kousuke Akiyoshi[1] (Honda) Kenta Fujii (Honda) Tatsuya Yamaguchi (Honda)
2011 Kenta Fujii (Honda) Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) Kousuke Akiyoshi (Honda) Tetsuta Nagashima (Honda) Tatsuya Yamaguchi (Honda)
2012 Masaki Tokudome (Honda) Kazuki Watanabe (Kawasaki) Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) Thailand Decha Kraisart (Yamaha)
2013 Sena Yamada (Honda) Kohta Nozane (Honda) Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) Kazuma Watanabe (Honda)
2014 Sena Yamada (Honda) Yuki Takahashi (Moriwaki) Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) Ryota Kobayashi (Honda)

References[edit]

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