Tohru Ukawa

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Tohru Ukawa
Tohru Ukawa 2003 Japanese GP.jpg
Nationality Japan Japanese
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1994 - 2005
First race 1994 250cc Japanese Grand Prix
Last race 2005 MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix
First win 1999 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win 2002 MotoGP South African Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
127 5 39 3 5 1416

Tohru Ukawa (宇川 徹 Ukawa Tōru?) (born May 18, 1973) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Japan.

Ukawa began his Grand Prix career in 1994, racing in the 250cc world championships. He finished second to Valentino Rossi in the 1999 World Championship. In 2002, he moved up to the MotoGP class, riding for the factory Repsol Honda Grand Prix team, finishing third overall behind team-mate Rossi, with a win at Phakisa in South Africa.[1] In 2003, he finished seventh overall for the Sito Pons Pramac team before returning to a factory testing role.[2] Ukawa won five Grand Prix races during his career and is a five-time winner of the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.

Motorcycle Grand Prix career results[edit]

Points system from 1993 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Pts
1994 250cc Honda AUS
-
MAL
-
JPN
3
SPA
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NED
-
ITA
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
USA
-
ARG
-
EUR
-
19th 16
1995 250cc Honda AUS
-
MAL
-
JPN
Ret
SPA
-
GER
-
ITA
-
NED
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
BRA
-
ARG
-
EUR
-
- 0
1996 250cc Honda MAL
Ret
INA
7
JPN
5
SPA
5
ITA
Inj
FRA
4
NED
Ret
GER
10
GBR
5
AUT
4
CZE
4
IMO
3
CAT
4
BRA
4
AUS
4
5th 142
1997 250cc Honda MAL
6
JPN
2
SPA
Ret
ITA
Ret
AUT
5
FRA
5
NED
4
IMO
3
GER
6
BRA
3
GBR
5
CZE
5
CAT
3
INA
2
AUS
8
5th 173
1998 250cc Honda JPN
Ret
MAL
2
SPA
4
ITA
7
FRA
Ret
MAD
2
NED
5
GBR
4
GER
Ret
CZE
5
IMO
4
CAT
5
AUS
5
ARG
4
4th 145
1999 250cc Honda MAL
2
JPN
2
SPA
2
FRA
1
ITA
3
CAT
2
NED
4
GBR
4
GER
Ret
CZE
3
IMO
12
VAL
1
AUS
3
RSA
4
BRA
2
ARG
2
2nd 261
2000 250cc Honda RSA
3
MAL
Ret
JPN
2
SPA
3
FRA
1
ITA
6
CAT
2
NED
1
GBR
4
GER
2
CZE
2
POR
Ret
VAL
4
BRA
2
PAC
5
AUS
6
4th 239
2001 500cc Honda JPN
Ret
RSA
3
SPA
5
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
7
NED
8
GBR
16
GER
Ret
CZE
5
POR
Ret
VAL
6
PAC
5
AUS
5
MAL
5
BRA
Ret
10th 107
2002 MotoGP Honda JPN
Ret
RSA
1
SPA
3
FRA
2
ITA
3
CAT
2
NED
5
GBR
Inj
GER
3
CZE
3
POR
3
BRA
Ret
PAC
4
MAL
4
AUS
3
VAL
5
3rd 209
2003 MotoGP Honda JPN
20
RSA
6
SPA
4
FRA
7
ITA
6
CAT
6
NED
12
GBR
Ret
GER
6
CZE
8
POR
5
BRA
7
PAC
7
MAL
7
AUS
5
VAL
Ret
8th 123
2004 MotoGP Honda RSA
-
SPA
-
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
-
NED
-
BRA
-
GER
-
GBR
-
CZE
-
POR
-
JPN
Ret
QAT
-
MAL
-
AUS
-
VAL
-
- 0
2005 MotoGP Honda SPA
-
POR
-
CHN
15
FRA
-
ITA
-
CAT
-
NED
-
USA
-
GBR
-
GER
-
CZE
-
JPN
Ret
MAL
-
QAT
-
AUS
-
TUR
-
VAL
-
27th 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tohru Ukawa career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. ^ "Ukawa: I'm retiring". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 3 November 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2011.