Hiroki Ono (born 15 July 1992) is a Japanese Grand Prix motorcycle racer. He competes in the MFJ All Japan Road Race J-GP2 Championship aboard a Suzuki GSX-R600.

Hiroki Ono
Hiroki Ono 2011 Estoril.jpg
NationalityJapanese
Born (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 27)
Nara, Japan
Current teamMikuni Terry & Curry
Bike number392
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto3 World Championship
Active years20132016
ManufacturersHonda
Championships0
2016 championship position23st (36 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
34 0 0 1 0 70
125cc World Championship
Active years2008, 2011
ManufacturersHonda, KTM
Championships0
2011 championship position26th (8 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
5 0 0 0 0 8

Racing careerEdit

Japan Road Race Championship (JRR)Edit

Born in Nara, and after racing in regional series within Japan, Ono stepped up to the Japan Road Race Championship (JRR) in the 125cc class with the Battle Factory Team in 2007. In 2008 he scored his first podium at Round 5 Suzuka with a 2nd place finish and finished that season 3rd in the standings. That same year he also got a chance to race as a wild card in the 125cc class of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix which was held at Twin Ring Motegi and finished the race in 24th.

In 2009, Ono won his first JRR race at Round 3 Autopolis and finished the season 3rd for the 2nd consecutive year. It was also his 2nd consecutive year that he finished as champion in the standings designated as the Youth Cup which only counts riders aged 17 years or younger.

Also in 2009 after the JRR season ended, Ono made two wild card entries in the 125cc class of the CEV (Campeonato Español de Velocidad; Spanish Motorcycle Championships). The bike he rode was the KTM that Tomoyoshi Koyama had ridden during the previous MotoGP 125cc Championship season, and marked his debut with an outstanding 3rd place finish at Jerez.

CIVEdit

For 2010 Ono had plans going to compete as a full-time rider in the CEV but decided to race in the CIV (Italian Championship) at the last minute. He started his CIV season with the prestigious RUMI team, who were developing their original machine, as their test and race rider. Ono's first race of the season came at Round 2 Monza and scored his first podium (3rd) at Round 6 Misano. He finished the season 5th in the standings.

Also this year Ono made two wild-card entries to the All Japan series at Round 2 Autopolis and Round 7 Suzuka. The Autopolis race was cancelled due to extreme weather, but won the 7th and final round at Suzuka. In addition, he raced in the Albacete round of the European Championship in which only riders within high rankings in each European nation's national championships can participate in. However, Ono was not able to finish the race.

125cc World ChampionshipEdit

In 2011 Ono started the season in the MotoGP 125cc class with the Caretta Technology Forward Team, from Italy. His bike was a KTM, meaning no developments on the bike had been made since 2009, the year that the manufacturer withdrew from the championship. Ono showed his skills and potential by finishing a shocking 8th with that bike at a wet Round 2 Jerez, but lost his seat 3 rounds later to French rider Alexis Masbou. Ono's last MotoGP race of the season was Round 4 Le Mans.

Asia Dream CupEdit

For the 2012 season Ono switched to the Asia Dream Cup, a one-make series in which every rider rides a Honda CBR250R provided by Honda. Ono's crash on the main stretch right before the chequered flag in Round 2 Indonesia resulted in a broken neck but healed in time for the following round in which he finished 1st and 2nd. He finished the season second overall behind fellow Japanese rider Hikari Okubo despite having four more wins. He remained in the Asia Dream Cup for 2013 and became champion.

Moto3 World ChampionshipEdit

In 2013 Ono made a one-off wildcard appearance at his home race at Motegi, but he failed to finish the race. In 2014, Ono made another wildcard entry at Aragon and finished the race in eleventh place.

Ono made a full-time return to World Championship level, competing in Moto3 with Leopard Racing; he partnered Danny Kent and Efrén Vázquez in the team. Riding a Honda, Ono's best result was eighth place at the final round of the season, in Valencia.

For 2016, Ono left Leopard Racing to join Honda Team Asia alongside Khairul Idham Pawi, again riding a Honda. He finished the season at 23rd place, scoring 36 points.

Career statisticsEdit

Japan Road Race ChampionshipEdit

[1]

Season Class Team Motorcycle Races Wins Podiums Poles Points Plcd
2007 GP125 Battle & Mihara Racing Honda RS125 6 0 0 0 19 14th
2008 GP125 Battle Factory Honda RS125 6 0 1 0 70 3rd
2009 GP125 Battle Factory Honda RS125 6 1 3 1 77 3rd
2010 J-GP3 Battle Factory Honda RS125 2 1 1 0 36 16th
2013 J-GP3 Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250R 1 1 1 0 0 NC
2018 J-GP2 Mikuni Terry & Curry Suzuki GSX-R600 4 0 0 0 33* 12th*
Total 25 3 6 1 235

Spanish National Motorcycle Championship (CEV)Edit

[2]

Season Class Team Motorcycle Races Wins Podiums Poles Points Plcd
2009 125GP B&B Battle Factory KTM 125FRR 2 0 1 0 25 16th
2010 125GP Battle Factory KTM 125FRR 2 0 0 0 12 21st
2013 Moto3 Honda Team Asia TSR Honda 2 0 0 0 6 30th
2014 Moto3 Honda Team Asia TSR Honda 9 0 4 0 116 3rd
2017 Moto2 NTS Sportscode T.PRO NTS 11 0 0 0 74 8th
Total 26 0 5 0 233

Italian National Motorcycle Championship (CIV)Edit

[3]

Season Class Team Motorcycle Races Wins Podiums Poles Points Plcd
2010 125GP Rumi 125GP Team RUMI 6 0 1 0 55 5th
2011 125GP Rumi 125GP Team RUMI 2 0 1 0 23 15th
Total 8 0 2 0 78

MotoGPEdit

By seasonEdit

[4]

Season Class Team Motorcycle Races Wins Podiums Poles FLaps Pts Plcd
2008 125cc Battle Factory Honda RS125 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2011 125cc Caretta Technology Forward Team KTM FRR125 4 0 0 0 0 8 26th
2013 Moto3 Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250R 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 Moto3 Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250R 1 0 0 0 0 5 26th
2015 Moto3 Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW 17 0 0 0 0 29 21st
2016 Moto3 Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW 15 0 0 1 0 36 23rd
Total 39 0 0 1 0 78

Races by yearEdit

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2008 125cc Honda QAT SPA POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER CZE RSM IND JPN
24
AUS MAL VAL NC 0
2011 125cc KTM QAT
Ret
SPA
8
POR
17
FRA
16
CAT GBR NED
ITA GER CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 26th 8
2013 Moto3 Honda QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN
Ret
VAL NC 0
2014 Moto3 Honda QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA
11
JPN AUS MAL VAL 26th 5
2015 Moto3 Honda QAT
Ret
AME
Ret
ARG
13
SPA
Ret
FRA
11
ITA
11
CAT
Ret
NED
14
GER
Ret
IND
26
CZE
Ret
GBR
20
RSM
16
ARA
10
JPN
Ret
AUS MAL
Ret
VAL
8
21st 29
2016 Moto3 Honda QAT
18
ARG
6
AME
25
SPA
Ret
SPA
Ret
ITA
6
CAT
Ret
NED GER
Ret
AUT
15
CZE
20
GBR
19
RSM
9
ARA
20
JPN
DSQ
AUS
8
MAL
DNS
VAL
21
23rd 36

Asia Dream CupEdit

Season Motorcycle Rounds Races Wins Podiums Poles FLaps Pts Plcd
2012 Honda CBR250R 6 12 5 7 4 4 186 2nd
2013 Honda CBR250R 5 10 7 9 4 3 228 1st

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