Japan's biggest off road racing series the JNCC kicked off round one in Osaka where Husqvarna mounted Takeshi Koikeda secured the win.

Based on the same format as the USA’s GNCC Racing series, the JNCC championship follows a similar three-hour cross-country styled race.

Ren Ishidoya (KTM) got off to a good start but Takeshi Koikeda (Husqvarna) passed him quickly then Koikeda went on to dominate entire the race. 

 

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Runner-up behind Koikeda, Yamaha mounted Manabu Watanabe placed second overall.

A few minutes behind the leading two riders Tatsuya Saiki(KTM), Kenji Suzuki(Yamaha) and Tadashi Kugimura(Honda) fought close battle for final step of the podium. 

Finally it was Tadashi Kugimura who got third place with his new Honda CRF450RX.

The JNCC 2017 has scheduled eight rounds for this year with the long season continuing until November.

 

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Results - JNCC Round 1

1, Takeshi KOIKEDA, Husqvarna FE250

2, Manabu WATANABE, YAMAHA YZ250X

3, Tadashi KUGIMURA, HONDA CRF450RX

4, Kenji SUZUKI, YAMAHA YZ250FX

5, Masahiro KOBAYASHI, YAMAHA YZ250FX

 

Words: Big Tank Magazine