Katsuhiro Ueo

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Ueo Katsuhiro
Nationality  Japan
Born (1972-05-26) May 26, 1972 (age 42)
Kumamoto
2014 D1 Grand Prix
Debut season 2001
Current team DRIFTSPEED (USA)
Best finish 1 in 2002

Katsuhiro Ueo (植尾勝浩 Ueo Katsuhiro?, 26 May 1972, Kumamoto) is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for Team m.o.v.e. and Cockpit.

He was into cars from a young age, and started out competing in gymkhana events. At one of these events one of his younger colleagues took him to the touge runs and challenged him saying that he couldn't do it. So he went out and proved him wrong, and this got him started drifting. As well as his drifting he is also the owner of tuning shop and used car dealership Sift Racing Garage.

He has been competing in the D1 Grand Prix since the first year in his Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86). He has always done well, getting his first win in 2002 and going on to take the championship.

During Round 7 of 2006, he attempted to pilot his NKB Nissan Fairlady Z Z33, but had trouble during the qualifying round having the trunk fly open.

In 2007 he has changed team and car, moving to Team M.O.V.E's Nissan Silvia (S15), the car that won the 2005 championship at the hands of Yasuyuki Kazama. He has not adapted well to the new vehicle and finished the season down in 20th place.

Complete Drifting Results[edit]

(key)

D1 Grand Prix[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2001 Garage Sift Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 EBS
NIK
BHH
3
EBS
TAN
NIK
7
8 24
2002 D'Sift/Cusco Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 BHH
1
EBS
TAN
SGO
9
TKB
7
EBS
4
SEK
2
NIK
8
1 70
2003 Cusco/Yuke's Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 TKB
7
BHH
16
SGO
3
FUJ
5
EBS
4
SEK
1
TKB
TAN
3 70
2004 Cusco/Yuke's Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 IRW
TAN
SGO
TAN
EBS
TAN
APS
16
ODB
DNQ
EBS
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
- 0
2005 Car Boutique Club Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 IRW
ODB
1
SGO
TAN
APS
16
EBS
9
FUJ
2
TKB
10
7 45
2006 NKB Racing Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 IRW
TAN
SGO
16
FUJ
2
APS
4
EBS
9
SUZ
7
IRW
16
10 48
Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 FUJ
TAN
2007 Team M.O.V.E Nissan Silvia S15 EBS
7
FUJ
TAN
SUZ
TAN
SGO
DNQ
EBS
TAN
APS
TAN
FUJ
TAN
20 8

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Preceded by
Nobuteru Taniguchi
D1 Grand Prix Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Youichi Imamura