His racing history has revolved largely around the All Japan Road Race Championship, where he has competed in both the GP125 class and the GP250 class. He was crowned GP250 champion in 2008 after which he moved to the JSB1000 class of the Japanese championship. Having taken the runner up spot on four occasions, Takahashi secured the JSB1000 title in 2017.

Takumi Takahashi

Background

Takumi Takahashi was born on 26 November 1989 in Saitama, Japan.

His racing history has revolved largely around the All Japan Road Race Championship, where he has competed in both the GP125 class and the GP250 class. He was crowned GP250 champion in 2008 after which he moved to the JSB1000 class of the Japanese championship. Having taken the runner up spot on four occasions, Takahashi secured the JSB1000 title in 2017.

Further career highlights include three Suzuka 8 Hours victories, secured in 2010 with team-mates Ryuichi Kiyonari and Takaaki Nakagami and in 2013 and 2014 with Michael van der Mark and Leon Haslam. 

A long-term test rider for Honda Racing Corporation, Takahashi made a wildcard appearance in his home round of the MotoGP World Championship in 2015, a race he finished in twelfth position. In 2017, he competed in two Superbike World Championship rounds, again as a wildcard entry, and scored points in three of the four races.

In 2019, Takumi substituted for the injured Leon Camier at the Portimao WorldSBK round, crossing the line in fifteenth place in race 1.

2020 will see Takahashi compete in his first full WorldSBK championship aboard the MIE Racing Althea Honda Team’s CBR1000RR-R SP FIREBLADE.

WSBK Statistics

Races: 7
Podiums: 0
Fastest laps: 0
Pole Positions: 0

Career Information

2008 Japanese GP250 champion
2009 8th Japanese JSB1000 championship
2010 Winner of Suzuka 8 Hours, 3rd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2011 2nd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2012 7th Japanese JSB1000 championship
2013 Winner of Suzuka 8 Hours, 3rd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2014 Winner of Suzuka 8 Hours, 2nd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2015 2nd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2016 3rd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2017 Japanese JSB1000 champion
2018 2nd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2019 2nd Japanese JSB1000 championship
2020 WorldSBK MIE Racing Althea Honda Team rider

Rider Statistics

Date of birth 26th November, 1989
Place of birth Saitama, Japan
Age 30
Height 173 cm
Weight 65kg
Race number 13
Favourite circuit Suzuka
Facebook handle Takumi.Takahashi.Official
Twitter handle takumi_mie_
Instagram handle takumi__takahashi
Website www.takumi-takahashi.com