Takumi Takahashi made his Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut last season, and the Japanese contender is already a multi-time champion back home in his native Japan, celebrating multiple title victories in the All Japan Road Race Championship.
Takahashi secured title success in the All Japan Road Race Championship, where in 2008 he took the GP250 title and in 2017 was crowned JSB1000 champion. He is also twice a runner-up in the MFJ All Japan Road Race Championship JSB 1000.
Takahashi, a contracted HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) rider, has also enjoyed success at the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours, having won the event in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
A huge part of the Honda family, Takumi is also a test rider for Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and in 2015 made a wild card appearance in his home MotoGP race.
In 2020, Takahashi competed for the MIE Racing Honda team in the Superbike World Championship with points scoring finishes, moving to the British Championship where he claimed points scoring finishes in his debut season.
He returns for 2022, and is aiming to build on his debut season and the knowledge of the circuits from his rookie campaign.