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 :

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
1996 Rally of Malaysia 3rd overall
  Hong Kong-Beijing 3rd overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar 1st overall
1998 Paris-Granada-Dakar 2nd overall
  Italian Baja 2nd overall
  Rallye Optic 2000 de Tunisie 2nd overall
  Rallye Atlas Savane 2nd overall
  Marlboro UAE Desert Challenge 3rd overall




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