Drivers' Profile


KENJIRO SHINOZUKA

Born : 20 November,1948, Japan

The name of Shinozuka is greatly repected in Japanese motor sport circles. Having begun his career in 1968, he became the first Japanese driver to finish the Kenyan Safari Rallyin 1976. And 15 years later, he became the first Japanese to win the 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 the Mitsubishi Team in marathon rallies, Kenjiro Shinozuka has come to be considered a very talented and experienced driver.and an exellent tactician.

Main results:

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1968 Start Rallying
1971/72 All Japan Rally Champion
1976 6th Overall Safari Rally-WRC
5th overall Southern Cross Rally
1981 10th Overall Portugal Rally-WRC
1985 7th Overall Malavsia Rally
1986 8th in the marathon category-Paris-Dakar rally
1987 3rd Overall Paris-Dakar
1988 2nd Overall Paris-Dakar
3rd overall Malaysia Rally
1st overall Himalayan Rally
1st overall Himalayan Rally
6th overall Rally Australia-WRC
Pacific Asian Series Champion
1989 6th Overall Paris-Dakar
7th overall Acropolis Rally
2nd Overall Indonesia Rally
3rd Overall Malaysia Rally
1990 5th Overall Paris-Dakar
3rd overall Atlas Rally
1st Indonesia Rally
1st Australian Safari
1991 8th Overall Safari Rally
2nd overall Indonesia Rally
1st overall Ivory Coast Rally - WRC
1993 5th Overall Paris-Dakar
4th overall Hong Kong-Beijing
1994 2nd Overall Safari Rally
5th overall Baja Spain
5th overall Baja Spain
3rd overall Indonesia Rally
4th overall Hong Kong-Beijing Rally
19953rd Overall Granada-Dakar
2nd Overall Safari Rally
5th overallRally Indonesia
6th overallHong Kong-Beijing Rally
1996 6th overall Safari Rally
3rd overall Rally of Malaysia
3rd overall Hong Kong-beijing Rally

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