If Yukio Kagayama didn't become an international racer, he could have been a rock-star. Kagayama brings an attitude to his racing that complements his talent, a never-give-up style that brings him fans in the paddock and in the stands.
Kagayama has raced in the Japanese national series, World Superbikes and the British Superbike championship, alongside such greats as John Reynolds and Troy Corser.
But his career high is as part of the team that comprehensively won endurance racing in 2008 with a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in races that lasted anywhere from six to twenty four hours.
SERT Suzuki Endurance Race Team 2008
Le Mans 24H
Bol d’Or 24H
1990: First race
1993: Suzuki 500GP Test Rider
1995: 11th in All Japan Championship
1996: 11th in All Japan 250cc Championship
1997: 3rd in All Japan Championship/ 6th Japanese 250cc GP/ 7th Australian 500cc GP
1998: 6th in Japanese 250cc GP/ 6th Malaysian 500cc GP
1999: 7th in All Japan Superbike Championship
2000: 7th in All Japan Superbike Championship
2001: 4th in All Japan Superbike Championship
2002: Raced prototype GSV-R in All Japan Superbike Championship - 3 wins and 3 seconds