Japanese Enduro Championship 2014, Rounds 3/4 - Enduro Tyres

Japanese Enduro Championship 2014, Rounds 3/4

Japanese Enduro Championship 2014, Rounds 3/4

The penultimate event of 2014 Japan Enduro Championship took place in Hidaka Hokkaido on September 19-21 with the 30th anniversary edition of the Hidaka two-day enduro being held in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Kenji Suzuki and Tadashi Kugimura shared the top spots on the podium over the two days…

With organisers laying on a 44km loop, which included two very different special tests, the event saw Yamaha support team rider Kenji Suzuki and Honda mounted Tadashi Kugimura locked in a close battled throughout the two days.

At the start of day two, Kugimura’s Honda ran into troubles and he picked up 10-second penalty at the 20 meter-line. Moreover, at the end of the day Kugimura couldn’t start the final speed test, also because of engine problems. Kugimura missed the win on the day, as well as a large number of championship points. KTM mounted Masanari Ota finished second day 2.

In the International B Class. 17-year-old young gun Taiki Kosuge (YAMAHA) won the day 2, having acquired a driver’s license especially for this traditional two days event!

Results – Day1

International A Class

1, Tadashi Kugimura, HONDA CRF250R

2, Kenji Suzuki, YAMAHA WR250F

3, Yutaro Uchiyama, YAMAHA WR250F

4, Masanari Ota, KTM 250EXC

5, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, FANTIC TF250ES

6, Koji Kosuge, SHERCO SE2.5i-F

International B Class

1, Hirokazu Yanagihara, KTM 250XC-W

2, Yutaro Sugawara, KTM 250EXC-F

3, Seiji Iagarashi, YAMAHA YZ250F

4, Taiki Kosuge, YAMAHA YZ125

5, Shingo Mouri, YAMAHA YZ250

6, Kazuhiro Shibata, KTM 350EXC-F

Women’s Class

1, Masami Fukuda, HUSQVARNA TE125

2, Miwako Namba, KTM 125EXC

Results – Day2

International A Class

2, Kenji Suzuki, YAMAHA WR250F

4, Masanari Ota, KTM 250EXC

1, Tadashi Kugimura, HONDA CRF250R

3, Yutaro Uchiyama, YAMAHA WR250F

5, Yuji Nagaki, Husqvarna TE250

6, Nobuya Watarai, GASGAS EC250

International B Class

1, Taiki Kosuge, YAMAHA YZ125

2, Hirokazu Yanagihara, KTM 250XC-W

3, Shingo Yasaki, FANTIC TR250ES

4, Shingo Mouri, YAMAHA YZ250

5, Yoshitaka Takami, YAMAHA YZ250

6, Seiji Iagarashi, YAMAHA YZ250F

Women’s Class

1, Masami Fukuda, HUSQVARNA TE125

2, Kaori Kondo, YAMAHA WR250R

3, Emi Iwamoto, KTM 125EXC

Photos: BIG TANK MAGAZINE