Akira Watanabe (motorcyclist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Akira Watanabe
Akira Watanabe Circuit Montgai 1978.jpg
Watanabe in 1978
Nationality Japanese
Born 1954 (age 63–64)
Utsunomiya, Japan
Motocross career
Years active 1975 - 1982
Teams Suzuki
Championships 125cc - 1978
Wins 7

Akira Watanabe (渡辺明, Watanabe Akira, born 1954 in Utsunomiya) is a Japanese former professional motocross racer. He was the F.I.M. 125cc Motocross World Champion in 1978 while riding for the Suzuki factory racing team.[1] He remains the only Japanese rider to win a motocross world championship.


External links[edit]