Yukio Kagayama - Misano SBK with Alstare Racing


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 2nd
Alba 6H 1st
Osch 8H 3rd
Bol d’Or 24H 1st
Final standing 1st

Racing Career

  • 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
  • 2003: British Superbike Championship - 3 wins
  • 2004: 3rd in British Superbike Championship
  • 2005: 5th in World Superbike Championship
  • 2006: 7th in World Superbike Championship
  • 2007: 13th in World Superbike Championship
  • 2008: 11th in World Superbike Championship
  • 2009: 12th in World Superbike Championship