On the Webick team Norick website, the rider’s hiatus was announced because of his father’s sudden death. My deepest condolences to Kohta and the Nozane family. Nozane finished 2013 MFJ J-GP2 as a new champion and planned to ride Moto2 in JiR team.
But at the death of his father, the 18 years old rider will be on hiatus. The annoucement has on information on when Nozane will race again.
Nagashima Tetsuta will join JiR for Moto2 in place of Nozane.
Nozane will ride for Webick team in All Japan JSB1000 class in 2014.