Enthusiasts Japan: Kazuyoshi Miura plays and breaks age record
Japan's long-dormant drivers get back on the road, and automakers see a market
Ryota Kawamata hadn't driven for more than a decade, but as Japan's COVID-19 crisis worsened in May, his employer near Tokyo rented him a car so he wouldn't have to use public transport. "There are places where I can't go without a car," said Kawamata, who recently paid 30,000 yen ($280) for a five-hour refresher course to hone his driving skills. As Japan emerges from its coronavirus lockdown, restaurants and offices are practicing social distancing, but public transport doesn't require it. People like Kawamata, known as "paper drivers" because they have a license but don't own vehicles, are an untapped pool of potential car buyers.
worries about reliability: Yamaha sends two motors to Japan .
Yamaha got problems with the motors in Jerez 1 - Therefore new sensors are installed - Two motors sent to Japan for precise analysis Yamaha is in Jerez 1 with the double victory of Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales successfully started the 2020 MotoGP season. However, after the race there was not only cheers, but also worry lines in the Japanese-Italian team. The new engines caused problems and were sent to Japan for analysis. Valentino Rossi had a technical problem last Sunday.