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Born October 1957. Got his start in competition in 1978 in the first Yamaha Cup (later became "the RD Cup"), a one-make race to promote sales of Yamaha's XS400 sports model. From 1980, began racing in the World GP on a Yamaha TZ250 and continued racing with Yamaha up to 1988 as a 250cc class specialist. The highlights of his career were 1982, the year of his first win, and 1985 when he achieved a ranking of 2nd with one win. In 1986, he obtained a YZR250 factory machine and notched up two podium finishes and four pole positions (ranked 6th). The following year, 1987, also entered the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race in place of an injured Tadahiko Taira. Teamed with Kevin Magee, brought Yamaha its first win in the Suzuka 8 Hour. Then, in 1989 switched to Aprilia and until he finally retired in 1991, accumulated 12 years of GP250 riding.
|Year||Class||Result & Pole position||Machine|
|1982||250cc||4th||PP: 1||1st: 1||2nd: 0||3rd: 1||TZ250|
|1985||250cc||4th||PP: 1||1st: 1||2nd: 2||3rd: 0||TZ250|
|1986||250cc||6th||PP: 4||1st: 0||2nd: 1||3rd: 1||YZR250(0W82)|
|1987||250cc||8th||PP: 1||1st: 1||2nd: 0||3rd: 2||YZR250|
*Results for years with a Yamaha factory team, riding a Yamaha factory machine or ranked 5th or higher riding a Yamaha production racer (World GP, World F750)