1995 All Japan Superbike Championship

Among the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of early 1995 was the Dunlop tyre factory in Kobe; while the region recovered, the Japanese federation postponed the start of the 1995 All Japan Road Race season. When racing began in late April it was a 1-2 finish for the Honda teammates Takuma Aoki and Shin'ya Takeishi, setting the precedent for the rest of the year. Aoki's raw speed was evident in 1994 but he had lacked consistency; the 21-year-old matured for his sophomore year and displayed a particular aptitude for wet conditions with dominant performances late in the year. Assured of the title with one round to go, a retirement at Suzuka had no consequences for the new champion. For Katsuaki Fujiwara, a crash in the final race cost him a chance at the runner-up spot and when Shin'ya Takeishi came out ahead in the 3-way finish to the season he landed 2nd place for Honda to go with Aoki's championship.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameData
1995-04-301Japan Sugo'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 1GO!
1995-05-142Japan Tsukuba'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 2GO!
1995-05-283Japan Fuji'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 3GO!
1995-06-114Japan Suzuka'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 4GO!
1995-07-025Japan Sugo'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 5GO!
1995-08-206Japan CP MINE'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 6GO!
1995-09-107Japan Suzuka'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 7GO!
1995-10-018Japan TI Aida'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 8GO!
1995-10-229Japan Sugo'95 MFJ Grand Prix All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 9GO!
1995-11-1210Japan Suzuka'95 All Japan Road Race Championship Series Round 10GO!

Can You Help?

The following official data is currently missing:

1995-04-30 Sugo: Qualifying 1 - Group B, Qualifying 2 - Group B, Entry list

1995-05-14 Tsukuba: Warm-Up

1995-05-28 Fuji: Warm-Up

1995-07-02 Sugo: Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Entry list

1995-10-22 Sugo: Qualifying 1 - Group B, Qualifying 2 - Group B, Warm-Up, Entry list

Copies of any of this information would be greatly appreciated. If you have any additional information about this season's races or riders, please contact me!