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Shunji Yatsushiro

Shunji Yatsushiro (八代 俊二, Yatsushiro Shunji, born August 26, 1960) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Japan. He began his Grand Prix career in 1986. He enjoyed his best season in 1987 when he finished the season in ninth place in the 500cc world championship.[1] His best GP qualifying position was fourth place, which he achieved several times that season.

Shunji Yatsushiro
NationalityJapanese
BornAugust 26, 1960
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1986 - 1989
First race1986 500cc Austrian Grand Prix
Last race1989 500cc Japanese Grand Prix
Team(s)Honda
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
34 0 0 0 0 107

Yatsushiro won the following titles in domestic competition: 1981 Novice 250cc Japanese Champion (Yamaha), 1983 Formula One Japanese Champion (Kawasaki), 1984 Formula One Japanese Champion (Honda).

Grand Prix career statisticsEdit

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1988 to 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1986 500cc HRC-Moriwaki Honda NSR500 ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
7
YUG
8
NED
NC
BEL
-
FRA
NC
GBR
NC
SWE
14
RSM
11
7 13th 0
1987 500cc Rothmans-Honda NSR500 JPN
NC
ESP
8
GER
NC
NAT
NC
AUT
7
YUG
8
NED
14
FRA
8
GBR
11
SWE
NC
CZE
6
RSM
5
POR
8
BRA
6
ARG
4
40 9th 0
1988 500cc Rothmans-Honda NSR500 JPN
10
USA
NC
ESP
9
EXP
NC
NAT
8
GER
10
AUT
7
NED
11
BEL
9
YUG
7
FRA
NC
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
BRA
-
57 13th 0
1989 500cc HRC-Honda NSR500 JPN
13
AUS
-
USA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
BRA
-
3 41st 0

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