In 1991 the bubbly bespectacled Noboru Ueda was on the rostrum on the opening three 125cc Grands Prix. In an explosive begin to his World Championship profession the Japanese Honda rider received the opening spherical at Suzuka, completed third behind Loris Capirossi and Fausto Gresini on the Jap Creek in Australia and received once more on the opening European spherical in Jerez. Nobby went on to win 11 extra Grands Prix however by no means a World title. He was second in 1994 and in 1997. In true Acosta fashion, though not from pit lane, Ueda received a race ranging from the again of the grid. On the 1997 Japanese Grand Prix he had certified on pole, however on the sighting lap observed the wind course has modified so he known as into the pits to vary the gearing. This resulted in him ranging from the again of the grid. He received the race which was the second spherical of the Championship. A younger Valentino Rossi received the opening spherical in Malaysia after which the third and fourth rounds in Jerez and Mugello.