Vintage JDM Japan Racing Team Katayama World GP Spirit Racing Jacket
Designer: Katayama Racing Team
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This jacket is a great vintage collection piece of legendary G.P. Racer Takazumi Katayama!
Born April 1951. Debuting on a Yamaha in 1971, he showed he was capable of great speed and, in 1974, was elevated to the position of the country's top senior rider as a Yamaha factory rider. However, in the middle of that year, he went independently to Europe and raced a TZ250 in World G.P.
In the Swedish G.P., he won his first victory and was ranked 3rd, with three podium finishes in the season. In 1976 again traveled to Europe. Contested World G.P.s as a privateer and achieved a ranking of number two in the 250cc class and 7th in the 350cc category.
Then, in 1977, he signed up with Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (YMENV), Yamaha's sales company in Europe. Riding a production TZ250/350 and the locally developed three-cylinder TZ350, achieved a 4th ranking in the 250cc class and became Japan's first World G.P. champion in the 350cc class. In 1978, Katayama borrowed a YZR500 and TZ350 from YMENV and achieved 2nd place in the 350cc class and 5th place in the 500cc class. However, the following year, he switched to Honda, which had resumed World G.P. activities. In 1982, Katayama notched up his first 500cc victory in the Swedish G.P. In 1985, during the French GP, he announced his withdrawal from racing.
This jacket is in an excellent vintage collection, almost like new!
Size: Japanese M
Condition: Retro Used
General sizes in Japan tend to run smaller than the US sizing. Vintage Japanese apparel runs smaller than current Japanese sizing. We recommend using our measurements on each product to be sure you are choosing the size that fits you the best.
Size Chart Conversion:
|JP S||US XS|
|JP M||US S|
|JP L||US M|
|JP 2L||US L|
|JP 3L||US XL|
|JP 4L||US XXL|
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