Takazumi Katayama

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Takazumi Katayama
Nationality Japan Japanese
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1974 - 1985
First race 1974 250cc Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1985 500cc Belgian Grand Prix
First win 1974 250cc Swedish Grand Prix
Last win 1982 500cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Yamaha, Honda
Championships 350cc - 1977
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
83 11 35 5 6

Takazumi Katayama (片山敬済, born April 16, 1951) is a Japanese former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing world champion.[1]

Born in Kobe, Japan, he was the first Japanese rider to win a motorcycle road racing world championship when he claimed the 1977 350cc world championship aboard a Yamaha. In 1979 he accepted an offer from Honda to develop their exotic oval-cylinder, four-stroke NR500 race bike. After retiring from competition, Katayama became a motorcycle Grand Prix racing team owner.

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

Races by year[edit]

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

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Pts
1974 250cc Yamaha GER NAT IOM NED
Ret
BEL
3
SWE
1
FIN
5
CZE
2
YUG
Ret
SPA
Ret
4th 43
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA
DNQ
NAT
2
YUG
Ret
IOM
2
NED
2
BEL
3
SWE
1
FIN
2
CZE
3
GER
7
SPA 2nd 73
350cc Yamaha FRA
4
AUT
Ret
NAT
10
YUG
3
IOM
9
NED
Ret
FIN
DNS
CZE
11
GER
4
SPA 7th 28
500cc Yamaha FRA AUT
DNS
NAT IOM
4
NED BEL
Ret
SWE FIN
Ret
CZE GER 26th 8
1977 250cc Yamaha VEN GER
Ret
NAT
8
SPA
1
FRA
8
YUG
2
NED
6
BEL
2
SWE
4
FIN
Ret
CZE
Ret
GBR
Ret
4th 58
350cc Yamaha VEN GER
1
NAT
3
SPA
3
FRA
1
YUG
1
NED
Ret
SWE
1
FIN
1
CZE
Ret
GBR
Ret
1st 95
500cc Yamaha VEN AUT
DNS
GER NAT FRA NED BEL
Ret
SWE FIN CZE GBR NC 0
1978 350cc Yamaha VEN
1
AUT
3
FRA
Ret
NAT
3
NED
Ret
SWE
3
FIN
2
GBR
Ret
GER
1
CZE
6
YUG 2nd 77
500cc Yamaha VEN
Ret
SPA
3
AUT
Ret
FRA
Ret
NAT
Ret
NED
4
BEL
6
SWE
3
FIN
2
GBR
9
GER
5
5th 53
1979 350cc Yamaha VEN AUT
Ret
GER NAT SPA YUG NED FIN GBR CZE FRA NC 0
500cc Honda VEN AUT GER NAT SPA YUG NED BEL SWE FIN GBR
Ret
FRA
DNQ
NC 0
1980 500cc Suzuki NAT
6
SPA
4
FRA
6
NED
Ret
BEL GER
12
10th 18
Honda FIN
DNS
GBR
15
1981 500cc Honda AUT
13
GER
Ret
NAT
Ret
FRA
Ret
YUG NED
Ret
BEL RSM GBR FIN SWE NC 0
1982 500cc Honda ARG
6
AUT
9
FRA
DNS
SPA
6
NAT
7
NED
8
BEL
Ret
YUG
5
GBR
Ret
SWE
1
RSM
Ret
GER
4
7th 48
1983 500cc Honda RSA
Ret
FRA
Ret
NAT
5
GER
2
SPA
3
AUT
4
YUG
5
NED
2
BEL
4
GBR
6
SWE
3
RSM
DNS
5th 77
1984 500cc Honda RSA NAT SPA AUT GER FRA
DNS
YUG NED
8
BEL GBR
8
SWE
4
RSM
Ret
13th 14
1985 500cc Honda RSA SPA
Ret
GER
11
NAT
DNS
AUT
14
YUG
Ret
NED
Ret
BEL
8
FRA GBR SWE RSM 17th 3

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