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Rider info

Name:
Kaito Toba
Date of Birth:
07 Apr 2000
Height:
1m 66cm
Weight:
54kg
Resides in:
Fukuoka, Japan
Born in:
Fukuoka, Japan
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R

Rider bio

"No race, No life!", that is how Kaito sees it. "I made my road racing debut at the age of 5. I had become interested when playing on an electric motorcycle that I got for Christmas as a 4-year-old."

Kaito's favourite subject at school is physical education and otherwise he loves surfing and any marine sports.

Since then his family has supported and encouraged his racing. His racing hero is Casey Stoner and he wants to follow the Australian and also become MotoGP World Champion. He aims to set off on that path with high expectations for 2016. "Of course, Red Bull Rookies Cup Champion!.'

In 2014 he says he learnt how to win and recalls his best race. "It was the MFJ All-Japan Road Race Championship at Autopolis Circuit in Japan. It was my first victory in the All-Japan Road Race Championship." He also won the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.


Winning in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup

Then in 2015 he enjoyed his first Rookies Cup season. "I learnt many things, what it takes to win races in Europe against European riders, it certainly isn't easy. My best race was at the end of the season, the final race at Aaragon. In the end I crashed but at least I was running at the front and battling for the win."

At the front in Aragon 2 - 2015

He expands a little on his 'No race, No life!' philosophy. "I believe always going for the win, it is winning that satisfies me. On any bike I ride to win and I enjoy being part of the team, working together for that victory."

Career Highlights

2015

• 9th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 3rd in Sachsenring 2. Fast from the preseason test and 4th in the first race made him look a championship threat. Coliding with countryman Sasaki at the last corner of Jerez 2 was the first of a few mistakes. Eradicate them and he could take the Cup in 2016.
• 20th FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship. Best result 9th in Albacete

2014

• 1st Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (Honda NSF250R)
• 3rd MFJ All-Japan Road Race Championship J-GP3 - Most wins (Honda NSF250R)

2013

• 13th MFJ All-Japan Road Race Championship J-GP3 Class - debut year (Honda NSF250R)

2012

• Rookie of the Year - Asia Road Racing Championship Underbone 115 Class - youngest rider (Honda)
• Local Championship of Japan, many victories (Honda NSF250R)

2011

• Local mini-bike Races in Japan, many victories (Honda NSF100 & Honda NSR50)

2010

• Local mini-bike Races in Japan, many victories (Honda NSF100 & Honda NSR50)

2009

• Local mini-bike Races debut year in Japan (Honda NSF100 & Honda NSR50)

2008

• Pocket bike Races in Japan, Local Champion (Delta 74 Daijiro)

2005

• Motor Sports Debut

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 4
02 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC 4 13
03 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 9 7
25 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP NC
26 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 10 6
27 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
10 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany QP 10
11 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 7 9
12 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 3 16
14 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 6
15 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 7 9
17 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 6 10
28 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 6
29 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC NC 0
30 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 NC 0
11 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 6
12 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC NC 0
25 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 11
26 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 7 9
28 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 NC 0
Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 1
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 NC 0
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 5
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 NC 0
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 7 9
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 4
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 4 13
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 1 25
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 11
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 4 13
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 6 10
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 10
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 NC 0
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 6 10
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 7
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 3 16
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 1
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 1 25
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 NC 0