Tadahiko Taira

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Tadahiko Taira
Tadahiko Taora 1989 Japanese GP.jpg
Tadahiko Taira on the Yamaha YZR500
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born November 12, 1956
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1984 - 1991
First race 1984 500cc Dutch TT
Last race 1991 500cc Japanese Grand Prix
First win 1986 250cc San Marino Grand Prix
Last win 1986 250cc San Marino Grand Prix
Team(s) Yamaha
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
42 1 2 2 1 181

Tadahiko Taira (born November 12, 1956) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Japan. He was a three-time winner of the All Japan 500cc championship. Taira began his Grand Prix career in 1984 with Yamaha. He enjoyed his best season in 1987 when he finished the season in sixth place overall in the 500cc world championship.[1] His only Grand Prix victory came in 1986 at the 250cc San Marino Grand Prix. In 1990, he teamed with Eddie Lawson to win the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.[2]

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1988 to 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1984 500cc Marlboro Yamaha YZR500 RSA
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
6
BEL
6
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
-
10 16th 0
1985 500cc Marlboro Yamaha YZR500 RSA
-
ESP
-
GER
-
NAT
15
AUT
9
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
-
2 21st 0
1986 250cc Marlboro Yamaha YZR250 ESP
-
NAT
22
GER
9
AUT
8
YUG
NC
NED
6
BEL
9
FRA
10
GBR
NC
SWE
13
RSM
1
28 9th 1
1987 500cc Marlboro Yamaha YZR500 JPN
6
ESP
7
GER
4
NAT
6
AUT
9
YUG
7
NED
18
FRA
-
GBR
8
SWE
13
CZE
3
RSM
4
POR
NC
BRA
7
ARG
8
56 6th 0
1988 500cc Yamaha Racing Team YZR500 JPN
5
USA
-
ESP
-
EXP
-
NAT
10
GER
-
AUT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
YUG
-
FRA
-
GBR
10
SWE
14
CZE
5
BRA
-
36 15th 0
1989 500cc Tech-21 Yamaha YZR500 JPN
8
AUS
6
USA
NC
ESP
8
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
10
CZE
9
BRA
-
39 14th 0
1990 500cc Tech-21 Yamaha YZR500 JPN
6
USA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
HUN
-
AUS
NC
10 23rd 0
1991 500cc Y.R.T.R. Yamaha YZR500 JPN
NC
AUS
-
USA
-
ESP
-
ITA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
EUR
-
NED
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
RSM
-
CZE
-
VDM
-
MAL
-
0 - 0

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