Bruno SABY

French - Born : 23 February, 1949 - Married. Two children

After having built his career - and his reputation for attacking driving ! - in the French and World Rally Championship, the man from Grenoble had his first experience of this new discipline at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Pajero in the Paris-Sirte-Le Cap event in January 1992. Since then, Saby has proved the fastest marathon driver on several occasions, and his results include three wins. Bruno Saby started his rallying career in 1967 and has entered countless rallies since.

Recent results :

1990Monte Carlo Rally6th overall
Tour de Corse4th overall
1992Paris-Cape Town27th overall
Tunisia Rally18th overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
Paris-Beijing3rd overall
1993Paris-Dakar1st overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
Desert Challenge4th overall
1994Atlas Rally2nd overall
1995Granada-Dakar2nd overall
1996Granada-Dakar7th overall
UAE Desert Challenge1st overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar3rd overall



Dominique SERIEYS (Co-driver)

French - Born : 4 July, 1961 - Married. One daughter

The head of planning at Grenoble Sport Auto (Bruno Saby's motor sport preparation business), Serieys has also been Saby's professional co-driver at Team Mitsubishi since the Atlas Rally in May 1992.

Recent results :

1992Atlas Rally1st overall
Paris-Beijing3rd overall
1993Paris-Dakar1st overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
Desert Challenge4th overall
1994Atlas Rally2nd overall
1995Granada-Dakar2nd overall
1996Granada-Dakar7th overall
UAE Desert Challenge1st overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar3rd overall



Jean-Pierre FONTENAY

French - Born : 24 June, 1957 - Married. One child

Jean-Pierre Fontenay gained considerable experience as a technician at Sonauto-Ralliart and has driven every possible version of the Pajero in competition. He started his rallying career in 1982 and has entered numerous cross country rallies since. In 1994 he won the FIA Marathon Cup.

Recent results :

1992Tunisia Rally4th overall1st T2
Atlas Rally29th overall
Paris-Beijing1th overall
1993Paris-Dakar12th overall
Tunisia2nd overall1st T2
Atlas Rally6th overall1st T2
Baja Sardinia1st overall(Pajero T2)
1992Tunisia Rally4th overall1st T2
Atlas Rally29th overall
Paris-Beijing1th overall
1993Paris-Dakar12th overall
Tunisia2nd overall1st T2
Atlas Rally6th overall1st T2
Baja Sardinia1st overall(Pajero T2)
Baja Portugal4th overall1st T2
Baja Spain8th overall1st T2
Pharaohs Rally4th overall1st T2
1994Tunisia Rally11th overall4th T1
Atlas Rally4th overall1st T1
Baja Portugal5th overall1st T1
Baja Spain9th overall1st T1
Baja Italy4th overall1st T1
Australian Safari1st overall1st T1
1995Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Paris-Beijing1st overall
1996Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Baja Portugal4th overall1st T2
Baja Spain8th overall1st T2
Pharaohs Rally4th overall1st T2
1994Tunisia Rally11th overall4th T1
Atlas Rally4th overall1st T1
Baja Portugal5th overall1st T1
Baja Spain9th overall1st T1
Baja Italy4th overall1st T1
Australian Safari1st overall1st T1
1995Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Paris-Beijing1st overall
1996Granada-Dakar3rd overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar2nd overall



Bruno MUSMARRA (Co-driver)

French - Born : 2 July, 1949 - Single.

Bruno Musmarra first competed in a cross-country rally back in the 1980 Tunisia Rally as co-driver. He first teamed up with Jean-Pierre Fontenay for the 1985 Paris-Dakar. Since then they have competed in numerous rallies. Musmarra's results are therefore similar to those of his driver. Both are also technicians at Sonauto Mitsubishi.

Recent results :

1992Tunisia Rally4th overall1st T2
Atlas Rally29th overall
Paris-Beijing11th overall
1993Paris-Dakar12th overall
Tunisia2nd overall1st T2
Atlas Rally6th overall1st T2
Baja Sardinia1st overall(Pajero T2)
Baja Portugal4th overall1st T2
Baja Spain8th overall1st T2
Pharaohs Rally4th overall1st T2
1994Tunisia Rally11th overall4th T1
Atlas Rally4th overall1st T1
Baja Portugal5th overall1st T1
Baja Spain9th overall1st T1
Baja Italy4th overall1st T1
Australian Safari1st overall1st T1
1995Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Paris-Beijing1st overall
1996Granada-Dakar3rd overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar2nd overall



Kenjiro SHINOZUKA


Japanese - Born : 20 November, 1948 - Married. One child

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 :

1992Paris-Cape Town3rd overall
Safari Rally10th overall
Paris-Beijing4th overall
Ivory Coast Rally1st overall
1993Paris-Dakar5th overall
Hong Kong-Beijing4th overall
1994Safari Rally2nd overall
Baja Spain5th overall
Indonesian Rally3rd overall
Hong Kong-Beijing4th overall
1995Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Safari Rally2nd overall
Rally Indonesia5th overall
Hong Kong-Beijing6th overall
1996Rally of Malaysia3rd overall
Hong Kong-Beijing3rd overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar1st overall



Henri MAGNE (Co-driver)

French - Born : 9 May, 1953 - Single.

Henri Magne started his sporting career in 1976 as co-driver and since than he has sat beside such drivers as Pierre Lartigue, Jean De Silva, Bruno Saby and Saeed Al Hajri. He joined the Mitsubishi Team in 1988, starting out as Kenjiro Shinozuka's co-driver.

Recent results :

1990Australian Safari1st overall
Tunisia Rally1st overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
1993Paris-Dakar5th overall
Tunisia Rally1st overall
Baja Spain6th overall
Desert Challenge1st overall
1994Baja Spain5th overall
1995Granada-Dakar3rd overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar1st overall



Hiroshi MASUOKA

Japanese - Born : 13 March, 1960 - Married. One child

Started competing in 1979, but had his first good results in 1984 at the Pharaohs Rally. Then he was twice second in his category in 1990 and 1994, on the Paris-Dakar cross-country rally. Co-driver, Andreas Schulz joined him in 1994.

Recent results :

1983/84Off road Japanese Champion
Pharaohs Rally3rd overall
1985"Markley 1000 Off-Road" (Australia - 4x4 series category)
Australian Safari3rd overall
1986"Cerom Smokin' Wheels Off-Road" (4x4 category)
Australian Safari2nd overall
Atlas Rally2nd overall
1990Paris-Dakar10th overall 1st in T2 category
1992Paris-Cape Town20th overall
1994Paris-Dakar4th overall 1st in T2 category
1996Granada-Dakar6th overall
UAE Desert Challenge4th overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar4th overall



Andreas SCHULZ (Co-driver)

German - Born : 3 March, 1955 - Single.

Andreas Schulz works in Ralliart Germany : he has participated in the Mitsubishi victorious campaign in the World Rally Championship in 1995, which ended with Madeira's victory on his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III in Group N. Andreas Schulz also works with Jorge Recalde and Isolde Holderied, who has won the Ladies Cup for the second time. During this 1995 campaign, Andreas Schulz has gone to all rallies, apart from the RAC Rally in Great Britain.

Recent results :

1978co-driver for the first time, in a German race
Main participations in cross country rallies (Mitsubishi team)
1990Paris Dakar : with E.Weber
1994Paris-Dakar-Paris : with H. Masuoka4th overall1st in T2
1995Granada-Dakar : with H. Masuoka10th overall2nd in T2
1996Granada-Dakar6th overall
UAE Desert Challenge4th overall
1997Dakar-Agades-Dakar4th overall



Mitsubishi Truck FR415 4WD-RS #1 Crew Members

Main Driver : Gilbert Versino (France) Co-Driver : Christian Lacourt (France) Navigator : Christian Versino (France)



Gilbert VERSINO (driver)

Has been testing the Mitsubishi trucks since the beginning and has made a lot of test in Tunisia.

Unfortunately, he had to retire in Morocco in the last Granada-Dakar ; but he is now very confident for the 1997 event thanks to the number of tests already made with the truck.



Mitsubishi Truck FR415 4WD-RS #2 Crew Members

Main Driver : Christophe Granjon (France) Co-Driver : Masaaki Imai (Japan) Navigator : Anthony Martineau (France)



Masaaki IMAI (Co-driver)

Born on January 30th, 1952 (age: 44)

Married with three children. Lives in Aichi, Japan. Started his rally career in 1990 with a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 and then got some good results in a lot of Japanese rallies with the Galant VR-4 followed by the Lancer.









Copyright 1996 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.