Takumi Takahashi will make his Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut this season, but the Japanese contender is already a multi-time champion back home in his native Japan, celebrating multiple title victories in the All Japan Road Race Championship.
Takahashi secured title success in the All Japan Road Race Championship, where in 2008 he took the GP250 title and in 2017 was crowned JSB1000 champion. He is also twice a runner-up in the MFJ All Japan Road Race Championship JSB 1000.
Takahashi, a contracted HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) rider, has also enjoyed success at the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours, having won the event in 2010, 2013 and 2014. A huge part of the Honda family, Takumi is also a test rider for Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and in 2015 made a wild card appearance in his home MotoGP race.
Last season Takahashi competed for the MIE Racing Honda team in the Superbike World Championship with points scoring finishes.