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Honda: Takahisa Fujinami to End 26-Year Trial World Championship Career

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:30am

TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.
  • The following year, he began his career on the world championship stage, winning his first trial in the 1997 German round, becoming the youngest world championship trial winner at 17 years and 237 days old.
  • "I firmly believe that the time has come to close the curtain on my career as a world trial championship rider after 26 years in the competition.
  • "I would like to thank Takahisa [Fujinami] for the 26 years of his life he devoted to Trial World Championship competition.

Indonesia's Mandalika Circuit: Racing to end the 26-year wait

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00am

The completion of asphalting construction marked the Mandalika Circuit's readiness to host the international FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) from November 12-14, 2021, officials said.

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  • The completion of asphalting construction marked the Mandalika Circuit's readiness to host the international FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) from November 12-14, 2021, officials said.
  • Automotive expert Arief Kurniawan said if all its facilities are properly equipped, the Mandalika Circuit will become the new favorite track for racing.
  • "We are very grateful that during the virtual assessment, Dorna Sport expressed their positive feedback and confidence in the construction progress of the Mandalika Circuit."
  • He said he was optimistic that the Mandalika Circuit can end Indonesia's 26-year wait for hosting international motorcycle racing.