Former Repsol Honda and Camel Honda MotoGP rider Tohru Ukawa has been confirmed on the entry list for the Japanese Grand Prix, at Motegi, on September 19.

Ukawa - who won the 2002 Africa's Grand Prix for Repsol Honda, but switched to the role of official HRC test rider after a disappointing 2003 season with Sito Pons' Camel backed team - will line-up on the MotoGP grid on a prototype 2005 spec RC211V.

Tohru's attendance will take the number of RCVs to seven, and his primary goal will surely be to prevent Valentino Rossi and Yamaha from defeating Honda at their home race.

Meanwhile, as expected, Moriwaki Honda will field former 250cc world champion Olivier Jacque (lower pic) after renting a grid slot from the Harris WCM team, which will only field one rider.

Jacque, who isn't officially a wild-card, will thus race under the 'Moriwaki WCM' banner at Motegi, and is also expected to compete in the Malaysian Grand Prix on October 10, following Andrew Pitt's return to World Supersport.

The full list of wild-cards can be seen below:

MotoGP class:
#72 Tohru Ukawa JPN (Honda) HRC

Substitute rider:
#19 Olivier Jacque FRA (Moriwaki) Moriwaki WCM

250cc class:
#55 Yuki Takahashi JPN (Honda) DyDo Miu Racing Team
#70 Chojun Kameya JPN (Honda) Burning Blood RT
#76 Shuhei Aoyama JPN (Honda) Team Harc-Pro
#78 Yusi Fujioka JPN (Honda) Endurance
#79 Katsuyuki Nakasuka JPN (Yamaha) SP Tadao Racing Team
125cc class:
#62 Toshihisa Kuzuhara JPN (Honda) Angaia Racing
#64 Shigeki Norikane JPN (Yamaha) Team Tec.Z & Feel
#67 Suhathai Chaemsap THA (Honda) Thai Honda Castrol/ERP
#89 Tomoyoshi Koyama JPN (Yamaha) SP Tadao Racing Team
#95 Yuki Hatano JPN (Honda) Garage Racing Team

 

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