Motorcycle racer who tragically died following a crash at the 2010 San Marino Grand Prix.
He began racing pocketbikes when he was just three-years old.
He competed in the 125cc, 250cc, and Moto2 World Championships.
He was born in Asahi, Chiba, Japan.
At his fatal crash, he lost control of his bike, before being hit by Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding.