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Takazumi Katayama
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Nationality Japan Japanese

Grand Prix motorcycle racing career
Active years 1974 - 1985
Teams Yamaha, Honda
Grands Prix 83
Championships 350cc - 1977
Wins 11
Podium finishes 35
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 6
First Grand Prix 1974 250cc Belgian Grand Prix
First win 1974 250cc Swedish Grand Prix
Last win 1982 500cc Swedish Grand Prix
Last Grand Prix 1985 500cc Belgian Grand Prix

Takazumi Katayama (片山敬済, born April 16, 1951 in Japan) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion [1]. He was the first Japanese rider to win a motorcycle road racing world championship when he claimed the 1977 350cc title 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

Motorcycle Grand Prix Results

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

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

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1974 250cc Yamaha TZ250 GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
3
SWE
1
FIN
5
CZE
2
YUG
-
ESP
-
43 4th 1
1976 250cc Yamaha TZ250 FRA
-
NAT
2
IOM
2
NED
2
BEL
3
SWE
1
FIN
2
CZE
3
GER
7
ESP
-
73 2nd 1
350cc Yamaha TZ350 FRA
4
AUT
-
NAT
10
YUG
3
IOM
9
NED
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
4
ESP
-
28 7th 0
500cc Yamaha TZ500 FRA
-
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
4
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
-
GER
-
8 26th 0
1977 250cc Yamaha TZ250 VEN
-
GER
-
NAT
8
ESP
1
FRA
8
YUG
2
NED
6
BEL
2
SWE
4
FIN
-
CZE
-
GBR
-
58 4th 1
350cc Yamaha TZ350 VEN
-
GER
1
NAT
3
ESP
3
FRA
1
YUG
1
NED
-
SWE
1
FIN
1
CZE
-
GBR
-
95 1st 5
1978 350cc Yamaha TZ350 VEN
1
AUT
3
FRA
-
NAT
3
NED
-
SWE
3
FIN
2
GBR
-
GER
1
CZE
-
YUG
-
77 2nd 2
500cc Yamaha TZ500 VEN
-
ESP
3
AUT
-
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
4
BEL
6
SWE
3
FIN
2
GBR
9
GER
5
53 5th 0
1979 500cc Honda NR500 VEN
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
NC
FRA
-
0 - 0
1980 500cc Suzuki RG500 NAT
6
ESP
4
FRA
6
18 10th 0
Honda NR500 NED
-
BEL
-
FIN
-
GBR
15
GER
12
1981 500cc Honda NR500 AUT
NC
GER
-
NAT
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
NC
BEL
-
RSM
-
GBR
-
FIN
-
SWE
-
0 - 0
1982 500cc Honda NS500 ARG
6
AUT
9
FRA
-
ESP
7
NAT
7
NED
8
BEL
-
YUG
5
GBR
NC
SWE
1
RSM
NC
GER
4
48 7th 1
1983 500cc Honda NS500 RSA
NC
FRA
-
NAT
5
GER
2
ESP
3
AUT
4
YUG
5
NED
2
BEL
4
GBR
6
SWE
3
RSM
-
77 5th 0
1984 500cc Honda NS500 RSA
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
8
BEL
-
GBR
8
SWE
4
RSM
NC
14 13th 0
1985 500cc Honda NSR500 RSA
-
ESP
NC
GER
11
NAT
-
AUT
14
YUG
NC
NED
NC
BEL
8
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
RSM
-
3 17th 0

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