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Tadayuki Okada

Tadayuki Okada
Tadayuki Okada on the Honda NSR500V
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born February 13, 1967
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1989 - 2000, 2008
First race1989 250cc Japanese Grand Prix
Last race2008 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix
First win1994 250cc Japanese Grand Prix
Last win1999 500cc Australian Grand Prix
Team(s)Honda
ChampionshipsNone
Template:Infobox motorcycle rider/stats row
Superbike World Championship
Active years2001
ManufacturersHonda
2001 Championship position8th
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Tadayuki 'Taddy' Okada (born February 13, 1967) is a retired Japanese professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He was runner-up in the 1994 250cc and in the 1997 500cc World Championship.[1][2]

Early career

Okada won the 250cc All Japan Road Race Championship in three successive years from 1989 to 1991 for Honda.[3] Honda then entered him into the 250cc World Championship in 1993.[2] He was runner-up in the series in 1994, and fourth in 1995.[1][2]

500cc and beyond

Okada stepped up to 500cc in 1996, helping develop the V-twin Honda NSR500V and finished the season in 7th overall. In 1997, he had three wins and finished second to Mick Doohan.[1][2] He missed several races in 1998 due to a wrist injury but bounced back in 1999 to finish third in the championship, with wins at Assen, Brno and Phillip Island.[1] Going into the final round of the season he was second in points, but lost out to final-race winner Kenny Roberts, Jr.. After a largely unsuccessful 2000 he switched to the Superbike World Championship for 2001, without winning a race although taking three podium finishes and 8th overall.[4] Okada chose to retire at the end of the year. He made a one-off wildcard appearance at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in June, finishing 14th, in the first race for the pneumatic valved Honda RC212V.[5]

Grand Prix career statistics[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

Points system from 1993 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points Rank Wins
1989 250cc Cabin-Honda NSR250 JPN
6
AUS
-
USA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
BRA
-
10 28th 0
1990 250cc Honda NSR250 JPN
RET
USA
-
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
HUN
-
AUS
-
0 - 0
1991 250cc Honda NSR250 JPN
RET
AUS
-
USA
-
ESP
-
ITA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
EUR
-
NED
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
RSM
-
CZE
-
VDM
-
MAL
-
0 - 0
1992 250cc HRC-Honda NSR250 JPN
2
AUS
-
MAL
-
ESP
-
ITA
-
EUR
-
GER
-
NED
-
HUN
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
BRA
-
RSA
-
15 13th 0
1993 250cc Rothmans-Honda NSR250 AUS
4
MAL
3
JPN
2
ESP
7
AUT
RET
GER
INJ
NED
RET
EUR
2
RSM
6
GBR
5
CZE
11
ITA
7
USA
9
FIM
RET
120 8th 0
1994 250cc Kanemoto-Honda NSR250 AUS
5
MAL
2
JPN
1
ESP
3
AUT
4
GER
5
NED
2
ITA
7
FRA
9
GBR
2
CZE
5
USA
4
ARG
1
EUR
4
214 2nd 2
1995 250cc HRC-Honda NSR250 AUS
RET
MAL
3
JPN
RET
ESP
6
GER
3
ITA
5
NED
3
FRA
3
GBR
8
CZE
7
BRA
3
ARG
7
EUR
7
136 4th 0
1996 500cc Repsol-Honda NSR500V MAL
RET
INA
RET
JPN
4
ESP
3
ITA
7
FRA
RET
NED
13
GER
7
GBR
4
AUT
11
CZE
7
IMO
3
CAT
5
BRA
8
AUS
2
124 8th 0
1997 500cc Repsol-Honda NSR500 MAL
10
JPN
3
ESP
3
ITA
RET
AUT
2
FRA
3
NED
12
IMO
5
GER
2
BRA
2
GBR
2
CZE
RET
CAT
6
INA
1
AUS
4
197 2nd 1
1998 500cc Repsol-Honda NSR500 JPN
2
MAL
RET
ESP
7
ITA
INJ
FRA
INJ
MAD
INJ
NED
8
GBR
INJ
GER
INJ
CZE
4
IMO
7
CAT
2
AUS
9
ARG
2
106 8th 0
1999 500cc Repsol-Honda NSR500 MAL
5
JPN
15
ESP
4
FRA
9
ITA
3
CAT
2
NED
1
GBR
2
GER
RET
CZE
1
IMO
4
VAL
4
AUS
1
RSA
4
BRA
7
ARG
RET
211 3rd 3
2000 500cc Repsol-Honda NSR500 RSA
RET
MAL
6
JPN
3
ESP
10
FRA
14
ITA
8
CAT
15
NED
11
GBR
10
GER
5
CZE
10
POR
7
VAL
9
BRA
9
PAC
10
AUS
9
107 11th 0
2008 MotoGP Repsol-Honda RC212V QAT
-
ESP
-
POR
-
CHN
-
FRA
-
ITA
14
CAT
-
GBR
-
NED
-
GER
-
USA
-
CZE
-
RSM
-
IND
-
JPN
-
AUS
-
MAL
-
VAL
-
2 21st 0

References

External links

  • Crash.net
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