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Rider info

Name:
Yui Watanabe
Date of Birth:
02 May 1996
Height:
1m 63cm / 5ft 4in
Weight:
58kg / 128lb
Resides in:
Saitama, Japan
Born in:
Saitama, Japan

Rider bio

Yui fell in love with two wheels early. "When I was 5 years old, my father bought me a pocket bike. Immediately I become in love with riding the bike. Step by step, I improved my riding technic, and now I can join the Rookies Cup. I am so excited!"

At school her favourite subject is Japanese and perhaps English? When she is not racing she enjoys, "Listening to music and sleeping." Her hero is Valentino and she wants to be, "A strong rider!!!"

"During 2012 I learned that one of the important things is that I must take in a lot of information in a short time during the race weekend. I like the Rookies races because there is no difference of performance between the bikes, it is all down to the rider."

"For this year I want to get better results than 2012. I don't want to make the same mistakes as last year, especially crashing! Also I want to enjoy the racing more than last year."

"I want to be better Yui-chan than last year's Yui-chan!!"

Career Highlights

2012

22nd Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 11th in Race 2 in Brno. Though she failed to score a top 10 finish her improvement towards the end of the season was dramatic and finally she featured in the battle towards the head of the field during the Aragon weekend, hopefully a sample of what 2013 will bring.

2011

15th 125cc All Japan Championship, Honda RS125R
8th 3rd round at Motegi
13th 5th round at SUGO
12th 6th round at Autopolis

2010

22nd 125cc All Japan Championship, Honda RS125R

2009

2nd Sugo 125 GP Championship, Honda RS125R, 1 x 1st
3rd Motegi 125 GP Championship, Honda RS125R

2008

1st Sugo 125 GP Championship, Honda RS125R, 1 x 1st

Results

Race Pos Pts
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP1 22
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP2 22
28 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC NC 0
29 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC2 15 1
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP1 23
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP2 23
05 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC 21 0
06 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC2 14 2
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP1 21
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP2 22
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP1 20
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP2 19
29 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC 21 0
30 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
06 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 18
07 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 17 0
08 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 19 0
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 16
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 15
25 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 15 1
26 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 11 5
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP1 8
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP2 21
15 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 18 0
28 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 3
29 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 13 3
30 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 12 4
Race Pos Pts
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP1 15
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP2 14
20 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC 13 3
21 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC2 NC 0
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP1 21
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP2 19
28 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC 14 2
29 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 17 0
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 17
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 19
13 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC NC 0
14 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
23 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 9
24 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 11 5
30 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 16
31 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 12 4
01 Sep 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 15 1
14 Sep 13 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 15 1
27 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 18
28 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 18 0
29 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 17 0