Born : 20 November, 1948
The name of Shinozuka is greatly respected in Japanese motor sport circles. Having begun his career in 1968, he became the first Japanese driver to finish the Kenyan Safari Rally in 1976. And 15 years later, he became the first Japanese to win a round of the World Rally Championship, the Ivory Coast- Bandama Rally in 1991. The following year, he won the event for the second year running.
After a long association with Mitsubishi Team in cross-country rallies, Kenjiro Shinozuka has come to be considered a very talented and experienced driver, and an excellent tactician.
Recent results :
1992 Paris-Cape Town 3rd overall Safari Rally 10th overall Paris-Beijing 4th overall Ivory Coast Rally 1st overall 1993 Paris-Dakar 5th overall Hong Kong-Beijing 4th overall 1994 Safari Rally 2nd overall Baja Spain 5th overall Indonesian Rally 3rd overall Hong Kong-Beijing 4th overall 1995 Granada-Dakar 3rd overall Safari Rally 2nd overall Rally Indonesia 5th overall Hong Kong-Beijing 6th overall