【NEWS】All Japan Road Race Championship 2nd Round(JSB1000class)

Yoshimura SERT Motul races 2021 All Japan Championship 2nd Round in Suzuka as a wildcard entry.

Date 24th-25th Apr. 2021
Circuit Suzuka Circuit (Mie)
Rider Kazuki Watanabe

Team Director: Yohei Kato

The 2021 EWC opening round Le Mans 24hours on 17-18th April has been cancelled with safely reason, and Yoshimura SERT Motul forced to reconsider the plans.
It was a very disappointing news for whole team members, but it brought us the chance to race at All Japan Championship 2nd round in Suzuka.
Our test team in Japan had very positive weekend at the opening round and spent two more days in Motegi to test new materials.
We will bring these new materials in Suzuka race and will do further setup.
Our aim is to keep the EWC champion title and the Suzuka race will be a great opportunity for the final round of EWC.

#14 Kazuki Watanabe

Name Kazuki Watanabe
Place of birth Yamanashi, Japan
Date of birth 2 October, 1990
Height 170cm
Weight 68kg

I was going to leave for Le Mans right after the race and test in Motegi, and the news that the 24 Hours race was cancelled on the race weekend made me really disappointed.
However we got the opportunity to race the second round of All Japan Championship in Suzuka which is my favorite track, and I am thrilled to race there with the latest Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000R.
The weekend in Motegi was not perfect for me but I felt we had better package than before, and I got double pole positions and made 2 podium finishes.
I had a good rhythms and enjoyed the battle with my rivals during the race, but I was not strong enough to win the races and I am aiming to get better result in the second wildcard entry.
The Suzuka 8Hours has been postponed to November and I will do further setup and prepare the possible best package through this opportunity!

Main racing history
2020 All Japan Championship JSB1000
2019 Suzuka 8H 5th place
All Japan Championship JSB1000 Ranking 5th / Yoshimura
2018 Suzuka 8H 4th place
All Japan Championship JSB1000 Ranking 7th / Yoshimura
2017 World Supersport Championship
2016 Suzuka 8H 2nd place
All Japan Championship JSB1000 Ranking 6th
2015 Suzuka 8H 9th place
All Japan Championship JSB1000 Ranking 3rd
2014 Suzuka 8H 12th place
All Japan Championship JSB1000 Ranking 7th
2013 All Japan Championship JSB1000 Ranking 7th