Toru Yukawa started with the Honda family as a motocross mechanic in 2001, serving stints in the All-Japan Motocross Championship and MXGP. He also worked with Honda’s production and R&D side, supporting durability testing for the CRF series. In 2013, Yukawa-san moved to HRC to support Honda’s 2014 return to MXGP racing at a factory level, and he was a part of five FIM World Championship-winning efforts with rider Tim Gajser, including one as a mechanic and four as an engineer. He has been a part of HRC’s involvement in the AMA project since 2022.