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Tamada with mixed results at Suzuka
Tamada with mixed results at Suzuka

The 2014 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship held its second consecutive rounds in Japan, with Round 4 held at the prestigious Suzuka Circuit in Mie, Japan.  Suzuka is the “home course” to Honda, as well as to Tamada.  For Tamada, this would be the first time to race in Suzuka with the Honda CBR600RR. Although […]

Tamada wins at Autopolis
Tamada wins at Autopolis

After a long interval, the 2014 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) brings its Asia’s finest to Japan, with consecutive rounds at Autopolis and Suzuka Circuit. The first of its Japan Round took place at Autopolis, located in Oita prefecture of Southern Japan. Autopolis, famous for its unstable weather, have made it difficult to keep the race weekend scheduling for both 4 wheel and 2 wheel races held here…..

Weather haunts Tamada at Indonesia
Weather haunts Tamada at Indonesia

The 2014 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship came to Indonesia for their second round of the series. The Sentul International Circuit was the stage for an another weekend of close racing. Tamada showed speed from day 1. He was able to improve his lap time without making any changes to his suspension settings…..

Tamada qualifies 5th despite crash
Tamada qualifies 5th despite crash

Makoto Tamada qualified 5th in the Qualification Practice of the 2nd round of the Asia Road Racing Championship held at Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia. Tamada jumped to the top position in his…..

A solid start for Tamada at Sentul
A solid start for Tamada at Sentul

The second round of the 2014 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship started today with two Free Practice sessions at the Sentul International Circuit in Bogor, Indonesia…..

Tamada achieves podium finish
Tamada achieves podium finish

In his second consecutive year in the Asia Road Racing Championship, Tamada is determined to make a difference in the 2014 season. His last season was broken he crashed and injured himself during qualifying at the Suzuka 8 Hours, and would leave him with a immature season. Tamada started out smoothly from the pre-season tests, […]

Tamada to start from the front row
Tamada to start from the front row

Qualifying at the opening round of the 2014 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship took place Saturday, at the Sepang International Circuit North Track. Tamada took charge immediately…..

Tamada makes solid start at Sepang
Tamada makes solid start at Sepang

The Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship opened its 2014 season today at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Makoto Tamada, in his second consecutive year in the series…..

Tamada to open the 2014 season
Tamada to open the 2014 season

Makoto Tamada will start his 2014 campaign at the North Track of the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this weekend. This will be his second consecutive year to race full time in the Asia Road Racing Championship with MuSASHI Boon Siew Honda Racing…..

Tamada, all ready for 2014
Tamada, all ready for 2014

Tamada, in his second year at the Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship went through two tests in March in Sepang and Johor in preparation for the season opener. The Supersports 600 class is expected with a record breaking entry…..

Tamada shows progress on the 2nd day
Tamada shows progress on the 2nd day

The second day of the Asian Road Racing Championship Pre-season Test took place in dry and hot climate at the Sepang International Circuit North Track. Tamada, progressing his base setup, marks a lap close to his best in the race at Sepang last year.

Pre-season testing for Tamada starts
Pre-season testing for Tamada starts

The 2014 Asian Road Racing Championship Pre-season Test started today at Sepang International Circuit today. Tamada left the worries of the influence of his injuries behind, but passing his best time of the same test last year in his 3rd lap…..

Tamada to continue in the Asia
Tamada to continue in the Asia

Honda Motors has announced today that Makoto Tamada will continue as rider with MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing in the Supersports 600 class of the Asia Road Racing Championship. This will be Tamada’s second consecutive year with the team and the Championship. Machine is Honda CBR600RR. Entry number is #100…..

Tamada finishes race in unrecovered conditions
Tamada finishes race in unrecovered conditions

Tamada pulled of Round 4 and 5 due to his injury during qualification at the Suzuka 8 Hours in July. He ranked 2nd in the Championship after his double win at Madras, but pulling out of two races meant that his chances of winning the Championship has been lost…..

Tamada not to race at Autopolis
Tamada not to race at Autopolis

After withdrawing from round 4 of the 2013 Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship at Suzuka last week, Tamada traveled with the team to Autopolis, in preparation of the next round. Although his physical condition has not changed from Suzuka, Tamada was willing to give it another try…..

Tamada pulls out the Suzuka Race
Tamada pulls out the Suzuka Race

Just one month after the multi-injured crash at Suzuka, Tamada came to Suzuka, to race in Round 4 of the Asia Road Racing Championship. Tamada made a couple of laps in Free Practice 1. Because the injury is affecting his riding more than expected, and taking in consideration of the safety of Tamada…..

Tamada shows phenomenal recovery
Tamada shows phenomenal recovery

Makoto Tamada, who crashed at the Suzuka 8 Hours, fracturing his left scapula and clavicle, three places in his left ankle, and amputating his left middle finger, showed a phenomenal recovery which even his doctors are surprised, will be heading to Suzuka this week to make revenge at the historic circuit…..

Tamada released from hospital
Tamada released from hospital

Makoto Tamada, who crashed on July 26th, during the second qualifying session at the Suzuka 8 Hours race, has been released from the hospital today. Tamada, who suffered fractures on his left clavicle and scapula, his left ankle, and an amputated left middle finger, has been working hard on the rehabilitation program after his successful surgery…..

Tamada takes a double win at Madras!
Tamada takes a double win at Madras!

The Asia Road Racing Championship came back to India from 2011 to hold their third round of the series. The Madras Motor Track (length 3.717km) is located in the outskirts of Chennai, on the eastern coast of India. For Makoto Tamada, this would be his first race at this circuit, as well as his first visit to India…..

First front row for Tamada in Madras
First front row for Tamada in Madras

Round 3 of the 2013 Asia Road Racing Championship came back to India after two years. Qualifying took place on day 2, and Tamada marked a 1’43.593 and qualified 2nd, his first front row start of the season…..

Tamada unsatisfied with results at Sentul
Tamada unsatisfied with results at Sentul

The second round of the Asia Road Racing Championship was held at Sentul International Circuit in Bogor, Indonesia. The track is famous for its 900 meters long home straight, however, as for the riders, bumpy tracks with gaps was the main concern. Even in these conditions, Makoto Tamada…..

Tamada gets his first podium finish of season
Tamada gets his first podium finish of season

Makoto Tamada, in his first race weekend in the Asian Road Racing Championship, achieved a solid 5th and 3rd at the season opener in Sepang International Circuit. With a set-up that did not satisfy Tamada, he went on marking his personal best in Race 1…..

Unsatisfied with the setup, but qualifies 4th
Unsatisfied with the setup, but qualifies 4th

The qualification of the first round of the Asian Road Racing Championship was held on hot and humid track condition at Sepang International Circuit North Course. Makoto Tamada, started practice sessions, but was not able to find the best set-up for him until qualifying. Although Tamada was not satisfied with the machine set-up, Tamada made his best laps of the week, and qualified 4th…..

Tamada all ready for the season opener at Sepang
Tamada all ready for the season opener at Sepang

Makoto Tamada is all ready for the season to open at Sepang this week. The first round of 2013 FIM Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) is scheduled to open this weekend at Sepang International Circuit. This will be Tamada’s full season entry since his last year at the World Superbike Championship in 2009…..