3 Kohta Nozane


Date of Birth


Japanese rider Kohta Nozane moved into WorldSBK competition in 2021 in the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK 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. In WorldSBK, he showcased his wet weather ability numerous times, with top ten finishes at Aragon, Catalunya and Mandalika last year in the rain – Catalunya where he was top Yamaha and Mandalika where he took his best result so far in WorldSBK. With podiums being the target, can Nozane step up in 2022?

Yamaha YZF R1

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All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK   0   70   0   0   0   0   0
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2022 Superbike   0   36   0   0   0   0   0 20
2021 Superbike   0   34   0   0   0   0   0 14