Yamaha TZ250 similar to that which Miyazaki rode
Miyazaki started racing when he was 23, when he entered the All Japan Road Race Championship riding 250 cc motocycles, and won his first race three years later. Following this success, he joined the Aprilia team, which at the time was not well known in Japan. He moved to Italy in 1996 to race in the Grand Prix. He was the second Japanese rider at the Championships and the first Japanese contender to participate in the championship full-time.
He achieved his first win at the 2002 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix at Suzuka while racing with Motorex Daytona Yamaha. He started at eighth place and finishing almost ten seconds ahead of the next competitor. He entered as a Japanese wildcard.
In 2004, he moved to racing 600 cc motorcycles in the All Japan Road Race Championships. He started his own team in 2008 and took pole position the following year at Autopolis, but suffered a serious injury at the end of the season. He subsequently raced in 2010 and 2011.
Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit
Races by yearEdit
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- "Osamu Miyazaki signs with Ito Racing". Speed of Japan. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Race Results". miyazaki72. 2011. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2018.