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 Town3rd overall
Safari Rally10th overall
Paris-Beijing4th overall
Ivory Coast Rally1st overall
1993 Paris-Dakar5th overall
Hong Kong-Beijing4th overall
1994 Safari Rally2nd overall
Baja Spain5th overall
Indonesian Rally3rd overall
Hong Kong-Beijing4th overall
1995 Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Safari Rally2nd overall
Rally Indonesia5th overall
Hong Kong-Beijing6th overall
1996 Rally of Malaysia3rd overall
Hong Kong-Beijing3rd overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar1st overall
1998 Dakar-Agades-Dakar2nd 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 :
1990 Australian Safari1st overall
Tunisia Rally1st overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
1993 Paris-Dakar5th overall
Tunisia Rally1st overall
Baja Spain6th overall
Desert Challenge1st overall
1994 Baja Spain5th overall
1995 Granada-Dakar3rd overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar1st overall
1998 Dakar-Agades-Dakar2nd overall


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 :
1990 Monte Carlo Rally6th overall
Tour de Corse4th overall
1992 Paris-Cape Town27th overall
Tunisia Rally18th overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
Paris-Beijing3rd overall
1993 Paris-Dakar1st overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
Desert Challenge4th overall
1994 Atlas Rally2nd overall
1995 Granada-Dakar2nd overall
1996 Granada-Dakar7th overall
UAE Desert Challenge1st overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar3rd overall
1998 Dakar-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 :
1992 Atlas Rally1st overall
Paris-Beijing3rd overall
1993 Paris-Dakar1st overall
Atlas Rally1st overall
Desert Challenge4th overall
1994 Atlas Rally2nd overall
1995 Granada-Dakar2nd overall
1996 Granada-Dakar7th overall
UAE Desert Challenge1st overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar3rd overall
1998 Dakar-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 :
1992 Tunisia Rally4th overall1st T2
Atlas Rally29th overall
Paris-Beijing1th overall
1993 Paris-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
1994 Tunisia Rally11th overall4th T1
Atlas Rally4th overall1st T1
Baja Portugal5th overall1st T1
Baja Spain9th overall1st T1
Baja Italy4th overall1st T1
Australian Safari1st overall1st T1
1995 Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Paris-Beijing1st overall
1996 Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Baja Portugal4th overall1st T2
Baja Spain8th overall1st T2
Pharaohs Rally4th overall1st T2
1994 Tunisia Rally11th overall4th T1
Atlas Rally4th overall1st T1
Baja Portugal5th overall1st T1
Baja Spain9th overall1st T1
Baja Italy4th overall1st T1
Australian Safari1st overall1st T1
1995 Granada-Dakar3rd overall
Paris-Beijing1st overall
1996 Granada-Dakar3rd overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar2nd overall
1998 Dakar-Agades-Dakar1st overall


Gilles PICARD (Co-driver)

French - Born 19 March 1955.

Old Motorbike pilot. Professional co-driver specialized in Cross-Country Rallies from 1993.

Recent results :
1993 Paris-Dakar3rd overall
1994 Paris-Dakar2nd overall
Paris-Beijing11th overall
Tunisia Rally4th overall
Morocco Rally3rd overall
1996 Paris-Dakar4th overall
Tunisia Rally2nd overall
Baja Spain2nd overall
Baja Portugal1st overall
Paris-Moscow-Beijing1st overall
1997 Paris-Dakar6th overall
Paris-Moscow3rd overall
1998 Dakar-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
/84
Off 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
1992 Paris-Cape Town20th overall
1994Paris-Dakar4th overall 1st in T2 category
1996Granada-Dakar6th overall
UAE Desert Challenge4th overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar4th overall
1998 Dakar-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 :
1978 co-driver for the first time,
in a German race
Main participations in cross
country rallies (Mitsubishi team)
1990 Paris Dakar :
with E.Weber
1994 Paris-Dakar-Paris :
with H. Masuoka
4th overall1st in T2
1995 Granada-Dakar :
with H. Masuoka
10th overall2nd in T2
1996 Granada-Dakar6th overall
UAE Desert Challenge4th overall
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar4th overall
1998 Dakar-Agades-Dakar4th overall



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