From a press release:
Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix: wild-card riders
The wild-card riders who will race in the Japanese Grand Prix, scheduled on the circuit of Suzuka on April 7 next, are the following:
Number, Rider Name, Team
33 Akira Ryo (JPN – Suzuki) Telefonica Movistar Suzuki
72 Shinichi Itoh (JPN – Honda) HRC
48 Shinichi Nakatomi (JPN – Honda) Team Kotake RSC
49 Chojun Kameya (JPN – Honda) Burning Blood R.T.
50 Daisaku Sakai (JPN – Honda) Endurance/Toshio Asahi
89 Osamu Miyazaki (JPN – Yamaha) Motorex Daytona
92 Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN – Honda) Team Harc-Pro
65 Toshihisa Kuzuhara (JPN – Honda) Kumamoto Racing
66 Shuhei Aoyama (JPN – Honda) Showa Denk
67 Hideyuki Ogata (JPN – Honda) Team Plus One
68 Akira Komuro (JPN – Honda) Dinky Racing
46 Suhathai Chaemsap (THA – Honda) Sutthisarn Vaewsamana
Maximum number and nomination of wild-card riders:
125cc: 3 nominated by the FMNR (Organising Federation); 2 nominated by the FIM.
250cc: 3 nominated by the FMNR (Organising Federation); 1 nominated by MSMA (Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers’ Association); 2 nominated by the FIM.
MotoGP: 1 nominated by MSMA, 1 nominated by the FIM/Dorna
– A compulsory briefing will be held for all riders who will be participating for the first time in the current Championship, at 17h00 on the day preceding the day scheduled for the first practice session.
Wild Card Entries For The Japanese Grand Prix At Suzuka
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