American Dzegede Racing ST1000 National Championship In Japan

American Dzegede Racing ST1000 National Championship In Japan

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By TONE RT SYNCEDGE4413 BMW Racing:

TONE RT SYNCEDGE4413 BMW

Team Announcement

TONE RT SYNCEDGE4413 BMW Racing announced the team structure for 2024 at the Tokyo Auto Salon venue (Makuhari Messe), at the TONE ALPHA booth. The collaboration with TONE Corporation marks its eighth year.

In the upcoming season, our ace rider, Tomoya Hoshino, will compete in the JSB1000 class, the premier category of the All Japan Series, using the 2023 BMW M1000RR. The team aims to consistently finish within the points range in races while continuing to work on machine setup and tire development.

Additionally, in the ST1000 class, alongside second-year rider Ainosuke Yoshida, we welcome newcomer Zechariah Kwame Dzegede. Yoshida will be supported for his long-term development as a young rider, utilizing his strengths to contribute as a rider for the next generation. Zechariah (Zech) has experience racing in Japan and participated in the Spanish Superbike Championship in the Stock 1000 class last year. The team aims to achieve top positions with his skills.

Regarding the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race in the EWC World Endurance Championship, due to the absence of results in the previous year’s event, the team will start by competing in the 8 Endurance Tryout qualifying race on 4/14 to secure a spot. The goal is to win in the Superstock class for the first time since 2019. Details of the EWC participation will be announced when finalized.

Finally, the team expresses gratitude to sponsors such as TONE Corporation, BMW Corporation, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (DUNLOP), and others for their continued support. The team plans to engage in various promotional activities to introduce sponsors to a wider audience.

All Japan Road Race Championship Series Participation Structure

Team Name: TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW
Chief Mechanics: Yoshihisa Takamura
Team Director: Yu Yamashita

JSB1000 Class:
Rider: Tomoya Hoshino
● Machine: BMW M 1000 RR

ST1000 Class:
Rider: Ainosuke Yoshida, Zechariah Kwame Dzegede
● Machine: BMW M 1000 RR

Tomoya Hoshino’s Comment:

“I’m grateful to be able to participate in the JSB1000 class again this season with TONE RT SYNCEDGE4413 BMW. Thank you to the sponsors and the team. I’ll strive to deliver exciting performances and results for those watching, just like last year. Also, in the team’s second year, I’ll support the development of Ainosuke Yoshida, so please continue to support us this season.”

Ainosuke Yoshida’s Comment:

“This is Ainosuke Yoshida, and I’m grateful to be running with TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW for the second year. I appreciate Mr. Takamura and the team, as well as the sponsors. Last year, I gained valuable experience in my first year of participating in the All Japan Championship, including the Suzuka 8 Hours and Bol d’Or 24 Hours. Since the results weren’t satisfactory in All Japan, I want to focus on achieving better results this year, building on the reflections from last year. My goal for this year is to consistently score points with stable performances. Please continue to support me this year.”

Zechariah Kwame Dzegede’s Comment:

“I’m very pleased to participate in the All Japan Road Race Championship for the first time in three years since 2020. I’m excited to join the fantastic TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW team, which has a track record of success in both sprint races and endurance races over the years. Leveraging my experience in the Spanish Championship and European Championship, I aim for top finishes in the ST1000 class!”

Yoshihisa Takamura (Chief Mechanic) Comment:

“This year, we will continue to compete in the All Japan with Hoshino, Ainosuke, and welcoming Zech for the first time. We will fight together as a team in both the All Japan and Suzuka 8 Hours. Regarding the bike, I believe that last year’s concept is functioning well. We will focus on engineering, provide the riders with a good machine, and do our best. We aim to win the Suzuka 8 Hours for the first time since 2019. I’m looking forward to this year’s activities. Thank you for your continued support, everyone.”

Yu Yamashita (Team Director) Comment:

“I’m grateful to be able to participate in the All Japan Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours again in 2024, and I sincerely thank all the sponsors, supporters, and team staff. While we’ve faced challenges without achieving good results in recent years, the team has been steadily evolving through continuous efforts and challenges. This year, with the addition of Zech as a new rider, we hope to gain further experience. We will fully support the three riders running this season and, as a team, aim to uplift their potential for the future. We will continue to challenge with all our might this year, so please continue to support us!”

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