Drivers' Profile


TOMMI MAKINEN

Born on July 26, 1964 in Puuppola (Finland)
Single
Lives in Jyvaskyla (Finland)

Started his rally driving career in 1985 with a Ford Escort

In 1988 Tommi won the Finnish Rally Championship in Group-N. In 1990 he earned a chance to drive a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 in 5 World Rally Championship events. He finished twice in the top 10 places overall and won the Group-N three times. In 1994 Tommi Scored his first WRC overall win 1000 Lakes Rally. He made his debut for the Mitsubishi Works Team at the 1994 Sanremo Rally. On the Swedish Rally of this year, he displayed his driving skills by taking the Lancer Evolution… , to a spectacular second place finish.

Main results:

1988 Series Champion for Group N in the Finnish Rally Championship
1990 1st Group N in the Rally of New Zealand
1st Group N in the 1000 Lakes Rally
1st Group N in the Rally Australia
3rd Group N in the Sanremo Rally
Series 3rd for Group N in the World Rally Championship
1991 2nd Group N in the Swedish Rally
1993 4th overall in the Swedish Rally
4th overall in the Acropolis Rally
4th overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
1994 1st overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
Joined Mitsubishi Ralliart Team
1995 4th overall in the Monte Carlo Rally
2nd overall in the Swedish Rally
2nd overall in the Rally of Malaysia
1st overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
4th overall in the Rally of Australia
1st overall in the Rally of Thailand
1996 1st overall in the Swedish Rally

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:

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

Copyright 1996 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

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