Tomoyoshi Koyama

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Tomoyoshi Koyama
Tomoyoshi Koyama Losail 2010.jpg
Koyama at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix.
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1983-03-19) March 19, 1983 (age 31)
Kanagawa, Japan
Current team T. Pro Yuzy
Bike number 71
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20112012
Manufacturers Suter-Honda, TSR-Honda
Championships 0
2012 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
9 0 0 0 0 0
250cc World Championship
Active years 2003
Manufacturers Yamaha
Championships 0
2003 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
2 0 0 0 0 0
125cc World Championship
Active years 2000, 20042010
Manufacturers Yamaha, Honda, Malaguti, KTM, Loncin, Aprilia
Championships 0
2010 Championship position 8th (127 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
98 1 9 0 0 553

Tomoyoshi 'Tommy' Koyama (小山知良 Koyama Tomoyoshi?, born March 19, 1983 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan) is a professional motorcycle road racer who currently races in the Asia Road Race Championship SS600 class and MFJ All Japan Road Race Championship J-GP2 class for T. Pro Yuzy riding a Honda CBR600RR.

Career[edit]

After competing in Grand Prix races as a wild card since 2000 – having been the champion of the MFJ All Japan Road Race GP125 Championship in 2000, and finished in the top five for three successive seasons in the MFJ All Japan Road Race GP250 Championship – Koyama joined the series full-time in 2005, with Ajo Motorsport. His best result of the season was 2nd at Phillip Island, and he also was best rookie of the season. 2006 wasn't as good for him, but after he moved to KTM in 2007, he scored his first victory at the 2007 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix. 2008 was much less successful for both Koyama and KTM with a best place of 6th his only top 10 finish in the first 10 races. He ends the 2008 season with 7th at Valencia and 17th in the final standings, four places behind the most successful KTM rider (Marc Márquez) in an unsuccessful year for the Austrian concern. For 2009 Koyama joined the smaller Loncin team, alongside Alexis Masbou, and struggled to score points. In 2010 Koyama rode an RS Aprillia for Racing Team Germany. Koyama finished eighth in the championship, taking a best placing of second at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

After failing to find a full-time Grand Prix ride for the 2011 season, he competed in both the Spanish Moto2 championship (where he finished third), and in the MFJ All Japan Road Race J-GP2 Championship, finishing eighth. Koyama also competed in three Grand Prix Moto2 races towards the end of the season; he replaced the injured Kenan Sofuoğlu at Misano and Aragón, as well as a wild-card appearance at Motegi,[1] but failed to score points in any of the appearances. Koyama remained in the Spanish Moto2 championship in 2012, where he finished ninth overall. After Roberto Rolfo parted company with Technomag-CIP at Grand Prix level,[2] Koyama completed the season with the team; in six races, he finished outside the points in them all.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Moto Races Win Podiums Pole Pts Position
2000 125 cc Yamaha 1 0 0 0 0 NC
2003 250 cc Yamaha 2 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 125 cc Yamaha 2 0 0 0 7 27th
2005 125 cc Honda 16 0 2 0 119 8th
2006 125 cc Malaguti 13 0 0 0 49 15th
2007 125 cc KTM 17 1 6 0 193 3rd
2008 125 cc KTM 16 0 0 0 41 17th
2009 125 cc Loncin 16 0 0 0 17 24th
2010 125 cc Aprilia 17 0 1 0 127 8th
2011 Moto2 Suter 3 0 0 0 0 NC
TSR
2012 Moto2 Suter 6 0 0 0 0 NC
Total 109 1 9 0 553

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moto2 thriller to continue in Japan". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 26 September 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Koyama replaces Rolfo at Technomag-CIP". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 12 September 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 

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