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RACE:2016 MFJ ALL JAPAN ROADRACE CHAMPIONSHIP Round.9 SUPERBIKE RACE in SUZUKA
CLASS:JSB1000
QUALIFYING:15th
RACE1:15th
RACE2:12th
CIRCUIT:SUZUKA Circuit(5,821m)

Nov 6(Race1・Race2) - Yuki Takahashi Ending the Season with15th in Race 1 12th in Race 2.

The final round of All Japan Road Racing Championship “MFJ GRAND PRIX SUPERBIKE RACE in SUZUKA” took place today.

The final round was divided into 2 different types of racing and Yuki was only to fight with everything he had from the beginning to the end. The weather condition was perfect throughout the weekend and many MORIWAKI fans showed up to see the home Grand Prix.

In 11:15 a.m. an 8 lap super sprint race began and from the fifth row Yuki started the race. In the first lap he over runs the 130R corner and drops his position to 19th however, in lap 3 Yuki marks his best time of the race of 2’09.953 and by lap 5 Yuki grabs back the 15th position. With 3 laps remaining the 14th place rider was a little to far to catch and ends race 1 in 15th position.

About 3 hours after race 1, the 20 lap race 2 began but after 2 laps in the race a red flag was waved due to a crash in the home stretch and shortly after the race restarted. After the restart, Yuki gains 2 positions and comes back 13th in the first lap. In lap 2 Yuki marks his best time of the race of 2’10.358 and constantly lapping in the 2’10 and 2’11 zone he gained another position and ended the season final race in 12th position.

From this year, MORIWAKI Racing came back to the JSB1000 class and it has been 8 years since the come back. Having the blank of 8 long years is probably equal for new comers and MORIWAKI Racing developed the machine from zero. In the middle of the season Yuki suffered from an injury and with amazing recovery he came back to the circuit and brought back the team with data they needed. It was a very tough season for Yuki however, with the test for next year’s 8 hrs. race is going very well with the newly built swing arm and collected the data. MORIWAKI Racing have evolved in so many ways this year and this hard work will definitely be in the upper hand for next year. Thank you very much for your support and please be waiting for next season.

Yuki TAKAHASHI
In race 1 just before the 130R I was able to pass a rider however, I could not stop the bike in time and lost many positions there. After that mistake I tried every trick in the book however, I could only gain back what I had in the beginning and could not go any further. I had changed the setting in race 1 for a stiffer swing arm but I changed it back by race 2.
In race 2 I had a decent start and gain few positions. I was also able to test the rigidity of the new swing arm and was able to finish 20 laps. All the things I tried in this race will be collected to as a valuable data for the team and for myself. Although it was a disappointing result, overall it was a very good progress for the team and to prepare for next year.

I had suffered an injury in the middle of the season and I felt very sorry for the team for making them in troubles. I wanted to try many more things in the upper position however, it was not easy for me to do so and I catch this current status as my arms. From next season I want to make the machine even better with MORIWAKI Racing as one try to reach the result that we want. Thank you very much for supporting me throughout the year and I will see you next season!”

DATA-Nov 6, 2016 Race

Nov 5(Qualifying) - 15th for Yuki Takahashi but with a Smile

Final round of All Japan Road Race Championship began in Suzuka.
In this final round JSB1000 class will have 2 races in one day, an 8 lap sprint race as race 1 and 20 lap race for race 2. In this race week, a special free practice was held on Thursday.

Last round at SUGO, Yuki had recovered from the injury with a span on only three months, and amazing 4th place finish. Of course Yuki is not in a perfect condition and still recovering from the injury still not being able to run but is in a condition to race.

From this race, MORIWAKI Racing had brought their new original swing arm. Only tested once in last week’s testing at Okayama. This swing arm is set to test for the 8hrs. race next year and built from zero and also focused at the ability to easily change the rear tyre. Yuki changing the setting on every run trying to see where to go for the setup with the new swing arm. On Thursday’s practice the first run was timed 2’12.923 and by the end of Friday’s A.R.T. Session Yuki brought his time up to 2’10.309.

Then came the qualifying session with clear sky and a good day for racing, the JSB1000 official qualifying started. 2 sessions were held and Q1 was set for all riders in race 2 and in Q2 the top 10 riders were able to qualify for the top 10 spot for race 1. Yuki constantly lapping in the 2’10 zone and came back to the pits for final adjustments. On his final run Yuki was able to gain his time up to 2’09.868 and ends his qualifying in 15th position.

Yuki and the team have been evolving throughout the year and comes the last race of the year at the home of motorsports Suzuka. Home Grand Prix for MORIWAKI Racing.

Yuki TAKAHASHI
“I am sorry for my fans however, I feel much better and recovering from the injury. I am still not in a condition to even jog around but slowly recovering and when I am riding the bike I don’t even think about the pain. Although I feel the pain after when I come back to the pits but I am sure that the injury is not affecting my time at all. From this race we put on the new swing arm aimed for next year’s 8hrs. race. Of course the feel of the bike will change so we changed the settings a lot more than usual. Trying many settings and extinguish the normal setup and find the right direction. I feel like I am testing for next year’s race however, this is very important for myself and the team so I wish to find the right setup for the right time. I am a little disappointed though since I thought I would be able to time in the 2’08 zone but it was not possible. I will give it my full potential from the beginning no matter what even if it’s 8 lap sprint or 20 lap race. I will gather the data for next year’s race and of course try to finish in a better positoin than where I start. I will give it all I have.”

DATA-Nov 5, 2016 Qualifying

DATA
RACE:2016 MFJ ALL JAPAN ROADRACE CHAMPIONSHIP Round.8 SUPERBIKE RACE in OKAYAMA
CLASS:JSB1000
QUALIFYING:12th
RACE1:10th
RACE2:4th
CIRCUIT:OKAYAMA International(3.703km)

Sep 25th(Race2) - Yuki Takahashi Grabs 4th Position in the Wet Race

Round 8 of All Japan Road Race Championship “SUPERBIKE RACE in OKAYAMA” began in Okayama prefecture. Unlike yesterday the clouds covered the course and rain was knocking on the door. Under the sub-tile condition the morning free practice began and Yuki lapped 1’31.221 and this is faster than what he marked in Q2 top 10 challenge held yesterday.

The rain will come in the afternoon said the weather forecast however, it was already raining in the morning and J-GP2 class was a wet weather race. JSB1000 class was about to start and it was till raining cats and dogs so the 24 lap race was shortened to 22 laps and the starting time was delayed 30 minutes and race 2 began.

Starting from 10th position Yuki gains three positions and comes back 7th in the opening lap of the race. Keeping the momentum and by lap 3 Yuki moves up to 6th and by lap 6 moves up to 5th position. In lap 7 Yuki marks his best lap of the race and the time of 1’47.645 and from there on Yuki constantly laps in the 1’48 seconds zone and charges to the 4th position rider. Yuki’s consistency pressures the riders in front and slowly but sure Yuki had caught up to the rider and by lap 14 the gap was only 0.398 seconds and in lap 16 the gap was shortened to 0.247 seconds. Nose to tail situation and Yuki moves up to 4th position in lap 17 overtaking the rider at the 1st hairpin (turn 5) and ends the race in 4th position.

Yuki suffering from the com-minuted fracture on his left heel and the unbelievable recovery in the last 3 months having to qualify 10th finishing 10th in race 1 and 4th in race 2 Yuki have established a real comeback and brought back an unbelievable result to the team. The time Yuki hammered in race 2 was 4th overall and 1st with teams wearing 17inch rims. Next is the final round in MORIWAKI Racing’s home ground Suzuka. Hope to see Yuki in perfect condition.

The race winner of race 2 went to Tatsuya Yamaguchi, a former Moriwaki rider and Moriwaki’s supporting team “TOHO-Racing”. First win of this season and Moriwaki wants to congratulate TOHO-Racing for this victory.

Yuki TAKAHASHI
“First of all, I want to thank the team for getting this bike ready for me to ride. The team brought me this 4th position and I was just riding the bike. First wet race of the season and I had several choice of what tyre to wear however, I am not completely healed from the injury and did not want to wear the tyre that I have not tested before so I choose the tyre I know and it was not for heavy wet. What I did was avoid the wet patches when it rained heavily and do my best from there. I cannot crash again so I found the limit in this situation and kept the momentum from there.

By the next round in Suzuka my injury should heal and I should be able to push even harder than before so I will do my best and the result should show. I will do my best no matter what.”

DATA-Spe 25,2016 Race2

Sep 24th(Qualifying/race1) - Yuki Takahashi Recovering from the Injury and 10th Finish!

From this season, Moriwaki Racing had come back to the original class the JSB1000 class and wearing the 17inch tyres that are going to be obligated from next year and developing the machine for next year’s Suzuka 8Hrs. Race. Unfortunately in the previous round at SUGO in qualifying Yuki took a huge fall and injured both of his heels and suffered a broken collar bone. Normally it would take about 6 months for it to heel completely however, with Yuki’s amazing recovery it has been only three and a half months and came back to the race scene. According to Yuki he has been back to training after two weeks of his injury and his tenacity of “earliest possible return to the track” brought Yuki back to this Okayama round.

With a blank of about two and a half months, Yuki came back to the track to the test. At first the team and Yuki thought that it maybe tough however, the team and Yuki himself was very surprised that things went very smooth then it thought it would be. On Friday’s A.R.T Test Session Yuki places 12th overall with a time of 1’32.004.

With the disaster happened to Kumamoto, Round 4 and 7 scheduled to be held at AUTOPOLIS was canceled for this year. Due to this cancellation the Okayama round will be set with 2 races in both Saturday and Sunday one race each. With this situation the qualifying format had changed to elimination format in Q1 and the top 10 riders were set to go to Q2 for the top 10 challenge. Race 1 will be formatted to Q1 grid and Q2 top 10 challenge will be formatted to Race 2. (riders below top 10 will resume the grid on Race 2).

Saturday was a fine weather day with bright sunshine from the morning and also brought up the temperature. The JSB1000 class Q1 began at 9:30 A.M. and Yuki ran 22laps and marks the time of 1’30.734 and places 9th on the grid meaning Yuki grabbed the ticket to Q2 top 10 challenge. With 10 minute interval the 15 minute session of top 10 challenge took place and Yuki times 1’31.582 and comes 10th on the grid meaning he will start 9th in race 1 and 10th in race 2.

Of course his injury is not completely healed yet however, Yuki feels that he has recovered 80%. Despite having this injury Yuki moved up to the top 10 challenge meaning Yuki has the tough guts and stamina to actually move up to Q2. After 4 hours of rest the race 1 of JSB1000 was about to start. No chance of rain the 24 lap race began and Yuki comes back 10th in the first lap. In lap 3 Yuki marks his best lap of the race with a time of 1’30.901. Lapping constantly in the 30 – 31 seconds zone Yuki takes the checkered flag in 10th position. A stunning 10th place finish considering the unfortunate crash at SUGO.

Yuki brought back another data for the team to develop. Analyzing the data, hoping to be added to tomorrow’s race 2 the team and Yuki will fight for victory.

Yuki TAKAHASHI
“I am sorry for my fans for what happened at SUGO. I ended up having a broken collar bone and a com-minuted fracture to both of my heels. The doctor was saying it is unbelievable for this fast recovery. It has been 2 and a half months since the last ride with the bike however, I was able to get things going very smoothly. Although I still could not use my left heel very well so the burden to my body was a little tough. Despite having all these problem just with myself I could not believe that I made it through to Q2 top 10 challenge.

My goal was to constantly run in the 1’31 second zone during the race however, thinking of the time from my test session I thought that it was going to be very tough doing so with average of more than1 second slower pace. During the race the I was pulled in with the pack in front and it was hard for me to get in front. Although with all this happening, I think I have replaced myself back to where I was before with a blank of 2 and a half months. Things went very well for me in both qualifying and the race so I am content at the moment. I will try to reach and go beyond my limit and see what happens in the next race.”

DATA-Sep 24,2016 Qualifying/Race1

DATA
RACE:2016 MFJ ALL JAPAN ROADRACE CHAMPIONSHIP Round.5 SUGO SUPERBIKE 120mile RACE
CLASS:JSB1000
QUALIFYING:-th
RACE:-th
CIRCUIT:SPORTSLAND SUGO(3.737km)

June 25th Saturday Official Qualifying – A Regrettable Injury for Yuki Takahashi

Round 5 of All Japan Road Race Championship began in Sports Land SUGO at Sendai, Miyagi. The AUTOPOLIS round will not take place this year due to the disastrous conditions at Kyushu area. The comeback to the JSB1000 Class with 17inch rims that will be oblige from next year and collecting the data from zero, MORIWAKI Racing is in good shape with their machinery. The test sessions held on the 15th and 16th of this month, with conditions being not perfect with wet patches here and there, the top machines lapped in the 1’29 area and Yuki was also there putting his time in the 1’29 zone and the MORIWAKI machine is evolving very well.

In this race weekend, a 120 mile semi-endurance race will be taking place for the JSB1000 Class and it is the perfect weekend for all of the teams to gather the data. Also at this time of the year, Japan goes through a rainy season and with unstable conditions, the Friday A.R.T. Test Session took place. In the morning session Yuki finds himself in 11th position getting ready for the afternoon session. During the afternoon session he times 1’30.275 and comes back to the pits for a tyre change. Taking positive data to the team he went out for another run however, on the 3rd corner in the exiting lap Yuki gets highside and falls from the bike. Unfortunately Yuki is suffering a dislocation of left shoulder and an injury to the ankle. Yuki canceled the entire schedule including the race and was sent to the hospital back in Mie Providence. Therefore MORIWAKI Racing is forced to withdraw the race this weekend.

It is very unfortunate for Yuki and MORIWAKI Racing having to leave the circuit however, he will definitely be back by the next round at Okayama and please expect to see Yuki back in action.

DATA - 25th June , 2016 Qualifying

DATA
RACE:2016 MFJ ALL JAPAN ROADRACE CHAMPIONSHIP Round.3 MOTEGI (JSB1000、J-GP2、ST600、J-GP3)
CLASS:JSB1000
QUALIFYING:15th
RACE:D.N.F.
CIRCUIT:MOTEGI (4.801km)

May 29th Sunday Official Race - A Chagrin Retire for Yuki Takahashi however, the Machine is Evolving.

Round 3 of All Japan Road Racing Championship “SUBERBIKE in MOTEGI” official race began at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Tochigi providence.

The temperature kept on rising and with 28℃ air temperature and 50℃ track temperature the race began, the hottest temperature of the entire week.
Yuki gains two positions in the opening lap and gains another position on the next lap. Running in front of the rivals with wearing 17inch tyres Yuki looked to be powerful to the end however, a brake problem attacks Yuki in the beginning of the race. Yuki had to adjust with the problems however, in the end Yuki crashed in the hairpin and ends up retiring from the race. Fortunately Yuki is okay with no injuries.

It was unfortunate for Moriwaki Racing to not have the data to be brought back with 23 laps however, the Honda CBR1000RR Moriwaki Special is definitely evolving to a very bright future and at Sugo it will evolve even more with a better result.

YukiTAKAHASHI
"I missed the start a little but the feeling of the bike was great and I was gaining the positions but the brakes had a little problem. I was thinking of going back to the pits but I was able to keep the pace with the front riders so I decided to resume the race. Then again, the problem I had was a little too big for the bike to handle and at the hairpin the front just let go and I crashed. I am ok and I have no injuries.
Although with these result, I had a positive feeling towards the bike and I am sure that the development of this bike is going the right way. There will be a test on next round at Sugo so I want to fight hard with the staff of Moriwaki Racing with high motivation and hope to get a good result there."

DATA-28th May,2016 Race

May 28th Saturday Official Qualifying - 15th for Yuki Takahashi. Slowly but Surely Closing the Time Between the Top Position.

Round 3 of All Japan Road Racing Championship began at Twin Ring Motegi. The first time of this year to have all of the classes to be held all in one day. From Moriwaki Racing, Yuki Takahashi will be competing in the JSB1000 class and Daijiro Hiura in the J-GP2 class.

On Friday's A.R.T Test Session, the weather condition was rain from the day's start and by the afternoon the rain had stopped however, the track condition did not recover from wet and could not close the final setting. It had also rained in the test that took place earlier this month and Yuki ends his test session in 5th overall.

On the official qualifying session, Yuki finds himself in 15th position with a time of 1.15.457. From this season coming back to the JSB1000 class. The time between the days that Moriwaki Racing did not compete in this particular class, the machines had evolved in so many ways and it is not easy to catch up even with Moriwaki advanced technology. Slowly but surely Moriwaki is catching up despite having a 15th qualifying position and to prove the point, 7 machines are within 0.4seconds of margin and Yuki is in it.

A tough 2016 start however, Moriwaki Racing will be aiming for the top position with positive thinking and evolve to a new level.

Yuki TAKAHASHI
"I have changed the positioning this week. With that said, I have been able to control the bike even better. I have not had a time to even change my riding position so the data we gathered at Suzuka was a big step forward. This week we are planning to change the position of handle bars and steps. Of course the suspension settings as well.
We are in the process of taking a huge step forward and still do not have the sense of racing however, we have to race and having to fight with big pressure. This means a lot and we are developing as days go on. If we keep this up we are sure to be on the top. I still have a lot to learn but I will do whatever it takes and do my best in the race tomorrow."

DATA-28th May,2016 Qualifying

DATA
RACE:2016 MFJ ALL JAPAN ROADRACE CHAMPIONSHIP Round.2 SUZUKA(JSB1000)
CLASS:JSB1000
QUALIFYING:23th Apr
RACE:24th Apr
WEATHER:SUNNY
CIRCUIT:SUZUKA(5,821km)

Sunday April 24rd Race Day
13th Finish for Yuki Takahashi in the Opening Round of JSB1000 at Suzuka Circuit.

Round 2 of All Japan Road Racing Championship "SUZUKA 2&4 RACE" welcomes the race day. A rain shower from the evening had gone by this morning however the wet condition did not dry up for the morning practice session. Yuki had a satisfying 30 minute session gave it 10 laps and brought the team with data to be added and ends the session 9th overall.

As the day went on a bright sunshine welcomes the circuit and with the Le Mans type start the race began.
Yuki tried to go with the rocket start however, the machine did not respond as he expected and had to deal with the second group and comes back in 13th for the first lap. As Yuki said yesterday that he will push as hard as possible from the beginning, he did just that and by lap 8 he bring his position up to 11th.

Yuki comes to the pit in lap 19 and puts fuel and a tyre change and goes back to the track in 18 seconds. With this speedy pit stop Yuki was able to gain another position. A red flag stopped the race on lap 29 with a crashed machine hitting the safty barrier. As a result the race ended as is.

The final result for Yuki was 13th however, he brought home the precious data with 29 laps in dry condition.
"I was a little nervous with the first JSB1000 race being a semi-endurance race however, we have secured a precious data and where to improve. We could not have archived these data with a sprint race and Yuki have done a fantastic job with almost a blank machine." says the Team manager of MORIWAKI Racing, Midori Moriwaki.

The challenge of MORIWAKI Racing and Yuki Takahashi had just begun. On the next round in Motegi, you are expected to see the MORIWAKI Special Honda CBR1000RR with many changes.

Yuki TAKAHASHI
"In the beginning I tried to be in the mix with the top group however, I struggled a little with the starting of the bike and decided to go from there. I have had a brilliant help from the team with an amazing pit stop and was able to get in front of Sakai. I have to thank the team for the speedy pit stop. I have tried my best with this current package and the team has done a fantastic job. We have to take this 13th position with a positive feeling and move on with the development. We have archived a great data, finished the race, ended the race with a better position than what I have qualified and grabbed some points. Next round in Motegi we will have test sessions before the race weekend so with this data we will move on to the next round."

DATA-24th May,2016 Race

Saturday April 23rd Official Qualifying
New Challenge for Yuki Takahashi. Starting the First JSB1000 Class Race from 15th Position.

Round 2 of All Japan Road Racing Championship had begun here in MORIWAKI Racing's home ground Suzuka circuit. 2 weeks ago, JSB1000 class had not taken place at Tsukuba therefore it will be the season opening for this class. Yuki Takahashi and MORIWAKI Racing took their step up to the JSB1000 class. It will be the first step to enter the iconic Suzuka 8-Hour world endurance race in 2017. Knowing that it will not be an easy step however, MORIWAKI Racing and Yuki Takahashi are up for the challenge to enter the highest class of road racing in Japan.

The "NGK Sparkplug SUZUKA 2&4 RACE" is held this week and Super Formula (highest formula racing category in Japan) will also be taking place at Suzuka. Therefore the JSB1000 and Super Formula both will be held. The season opening for the JSB1000 class will be a 200km semi-endurance race due to a rule change from FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) from this year the entry numbers for the Suzuka 8-Hour world endurance race will change to 70 teams altogether and this semi-endurance race will also be a test to achieve the ticket to the 8-Hour race. The entry for this week's race led up to 81 teams therefore the test sessions were separated into two groups (A and B) and Yuki was in the session for group B.

On Thursday, the free practice session began however, midway through the session the weather condition had turned to a heavy wet condition. On Friday's ART Test Session, the weather condition had come back to a sunny day however, the circuit condition was not a perfect dry condition ending the first session in 6th overall. On the second session the condition had become all dry and a very strong wind was surfing the circuit. Yuki timed in the 2 minute 10 second line coming in 7th in group B 14th overall.

The official qualifying started and all 81 participants went out to the track at once in twenty past noon. Everyone struggling to get a clear lap however, on the 4th lap Yuki marks the 2 minute 10 seconds line and pushes hard but a very unlucky moment had struck on the spoon corner on the next lap. Being having to deal with the heavy traffic Yuki gets hit with a slow rider. Despite having a broken handle bar, Yuki rides the bike back to the pit and goes back out to qualifying with the second bike. With only small time left, Yuki marks his best time of 2:10:220 and ends the qualifying session with 7th in group B 15th overall.

MORIWAKI Racing chose the 17inch tyres for overseeing the next year's regulation. The development for the Honda CBR1000RR MORIWAKI Special will be progressing at high speed and the fight for victory has already started.
It has been 8 years since MORIWAKI Racing last raced in the JSB1000 class and the race is expected to be very exciting this year.

YukiTAKAHASHI
"I am still in the progress with linking the bike with my style. With very little time in testing plus the rain on Thursday and another session on Friday and already the race is tomorrow. The team is pushing so hard for me and to get the settings out right. Still far from perfect however, I am having a fun time with the team and I want to thank them very much. I was the defending champion in J-GP2 class but now I am a challenger in JSB1000 class. I will do my very best to see where I am in this situation and my challenge will be how much I can go. My stance will not change as being doing the best I can every time and if I let myself settle with this situation, the bike development will never reach 100% so I will push as much as I can from the beginning to the end."

DATA-23th May,2016 Qualifying