Takeo Yokoyama has been in the Honda family since 1996. He left to study in the USA in 2002 and rejoined HRC in 2004 working as a Chassis designer. After three years working as Dani Pedrosa‚Äôs track engineer, he stepped up to the role of Technical Director and an opportunity to utilize all his valuable experience to date. Acting as HRC’s Technical Manager since 2018, Takeo has guided development of the Honda RC213V to improve and fight for the World Championship each season. He can frequently be seen in both the Repsol Honda Team and LCR Honda Team garages, listening to riders to understand their needs and working with HRC engineers to help extract the best possible performance from the Honda.

Career History

1996 Joined Honda R&D Centre
1996-2002 Chassis Designer in Production Department (CBR600 etc.)
2002-03 Studied in University of Maryland, USA as a visiting scholar
2004 Joined HRC
2004-09 Chassis Designer in HRC (RS250RSW, MotoGP etc.)
2010-12 Track Engineer for Dani Pedrosa
2013-2017 Technical Director
2018-Present Technical Manager