Tohru Ukawa

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Tohru Ukawa
Tohru Ukawa 2003 Japanese GP.jpg
NationalityJapanese
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19942005
First race 1994 250cc Japanese Grand Prix
Last race 2005 MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix
First win 1999 250cc French Grand Prix
Last win 2002 MotoGP South African Grand Prix
Team(s) Honda
Championships 0
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
127539351416

Tohru Ukawa (宇川 徹, Ukawa Tōru) (born May 18, 1973) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Japan.

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Ukawa began his Grand Prix career in 1994, racing in the 250cc world championships. He finished second to Valentino Rossi in the 1999 World Championship. In 2002, he moved up to the MotoGP class, riding for the factory Repsol Honda Grand Prix team, finishing third overall behind teammate Rossi, with a win at Phakisa in South Africa. [1] In 2003, he finished seventh overall for the Sito Pons Pramac team before returning to a factory testing role. [2] Ukawa won five Grand Prix races during his career and is a five-time winner of the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.

Career

Points system from 1993 onwards:

Position123456789101112131415
Points252016131110987654321

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

By season

SeasonClassMotorcycleTeamRaceWinPodium Pole FLapPtsPlcdWCh
1994 250cc Honda NSR250 Honda 101001613th 
1995 250cc Honda NSR250 Honda 100000NC 
1996 250cc Honda NSR250 Honda 1401001425th 
1997 250cc Honda NSR250 Honda 1505001735th 
1998 250cc Honda NSR250 Benetton Honda 1502001454th 
1999 250cc Honda NSR250 Benetton Honda 16211012612nd 
2000 250cc Honda NSR250 Shell Advance Honda Team 1629012394th 
2001 500cc Honda NSR500 Repsol Honda Team 16011110710th 
2002 MotoGP Honda RC211V Repsol Honda Team 1519022093rd 
2003 MotoGP Honda RC211V Camel Pramac Pons 1600001238th 
2004 MotoGP Honda RC211V HRC 100000NC 
2005 MotoGP Moriwaki MD211VF
Honda RC211V
Moriwaki Racing
Camel Honda
20000127th 
Total1445391514160

Races by year

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

YearClassBike1234567891011121314151617PosPts
1994 250cc Honda AUS MAL JPN
3
SPA AUT GER NED ITA FRA GBR CZE USA ARG EUR 19th16
1995 250cc Honda AUS MAL JPN
Ret
SPA GER ITA NED FRA GBR CZE BRA ARG EUR NC0
1996 250cc Honda MAL
Ret
INA
7
JPN
5
SPA
5
ITA
DNS
FRA
4
NED
Ret
GER
10
GBR
5
AUT
4
CZE
4
IMO
3
CAT
4
BRA
4
AUS
4
5th142
1997 250cc Honda MAL
6
JPN
2
SPA
Ret
ITA
Ret
AUT
5
FRA
5
NED
4
IMO
3
GER
6
BRA
3
GBR
5
CZE
5
CAT
3
INA
2
AUS
8
5th173
1998 250cc Honda JPN
Ret
MAL
2
SPA
4
ITA
7
FRA
Ret
MAD
2
NED
5
GBR
4
GER
Ret
CZE
5
IMO
4
CAT
5
AUS
5
ARG
4
4th145
1999 250cc Honda MAL
2
JPN
2
SPA
2
FRA
1
ITA
3
CAT
2
NED
4
GBR
4
GER
Ret
CZE
3
IMO
12
VAL
1
AUS
3
RSA
4
BRA
2
ARG
2
2nd261
2000 250cc Honda RSA
3
MAL
Ret
JPN
2
SPA
3
FRA
1
ITA
6
CAT
2
NED
1
GBR
4
GER
2
CZE
2
POR
Ret
VAL
4
BRA
2
PAC
5
AUS
6
4th239
2001 500cc Honda JPN
Ret
RSA
3
SPA
5
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
7
NED
8
GBR
16
GER
Ret
CZE
5
POR
Ret
VAL
6
PAC
5
AUS
5
MAL
5
BRA
Ret
10th107
2002 MotoGP Honda JPN
Ret
RSA
1
SPA
3
FRA
2
ITA
3
CAT
2
NED
5
GBR
WD
GER
3
CZE
3
POR
3
BRA
Ret
PAC
4
MAL
4
AUS
3
VAL
5
3rd209
2003 MotoGP Honda JPN
20
RSA
6
SPA
4
FRA
7
ITA
6
CAT
6
NED
12
GBR
Ret
GER
6
CZE
8
POR
5
BRA
7
PAC
7
MAL
7
AUS
5
VAL
Ret
8th123
2004 MotoGP Honda RSA SPA FRA ITA CAT NED BRA GER GBR CZE POR JPN
Ret
QAT MAL AUS VAL NC0
2005 MotoGP Moriwaki SPA POR CHN
15
FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE 27th1
Honda JPN
Ret
MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL

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References

  1. Tohru Ukawa career statistics at MotoGP.com
  2. "Ukawa: I'm retiring". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 3 November 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2011.