3 Kohta Nozane


Date of Birth


Japanese rider Kohta Nozane moves into WorldSBK competition in 2021 in the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team after success in Japanese competition. He first burst onto the scene in J-GP2 in 2013 as he claimed the title before claiming the JSB1000 championship in 2020; a title that secured him a move onto the world stage. The 25-year-old will be looking to build on this as he prepares for his debut WorldSBK campaign with factory Yamaha machinery.

Nozane has also had experience in the MotoGP™ paddock having competed in one Moto2™ race in 2012, a further three in 2013 as well as a one-off appearance in MotoGP™ in 2017. His best result came at Motegi in 2013 as he finished in 16th place.


Yamaha YZF R1


All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK  0  32  0  0  0  0  0
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2021 Superbike  0  32  0  0  0  0  0 14