Masaki Kano

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Masaki Kano
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1976-02-04) February 4, 1976 (age 38)
Previous series
200813
2007–08
WTCC
ATCC

Masaki Kano (加納 政樹 Kanō Masaki?, born 4 February 1976 in Hyōgo) is a Japanese auto racing driver. He best known for having competed in the World Touring Car Championship.

Career[edit]

Kano competed in karting between 1991 and 1994.[1] He then attended the Winfield Racing School in France in 1995.[1]

Kano finished ninth in the Japanese Super Taikyu Series in 2006.[1] He was runner up to Fariqe Hairuman in the 2007 Asian Touring Car Championship, driving a BMW 320i for Engstler Motorsport, winning the Division 2 category, also finishing third in the Super Taiku Series.[1] The following year he finished third in the Asian Touring Car Championship.[1] He made his World Touring Car Championship debut for Engstler at the 2008 FIA WTCC Race of Japan, also racing at the subsequent Race of Macau. He returned to the WTCC for Engstler in the Asian rounds of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons.[2] He joined Engstler Motorsport once again for the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of Japan.[3] For the 2013 FIA WTCC Race of Japan he replaced team boss Franz Engstler who was unable to race due to illness.[4]

Racing record[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2008 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320i BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
EUR
1
EUR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
JPN
1

24
JPN
2

21
MAC
1

Ret
MAC
2

DNS
NC 0
2009 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
JPN
1

21
JPN
2

20
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2010 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si BRA
1
BRA
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
BEL
1
BEL
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
GER
1
GER
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1

20
MAC
2

Ret
NC 0
2011 DeTeam KK Motorsport BMW 320 TC BRA
1
BRA
2
BEL
1
BEL
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
JPN
1

12
JPN
2

16
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2012 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si ITA
1
ITA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
POR
1
POR
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
USA
1
USA
2
JPN
1

20
JPN
2

21
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2013 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC ITA
1
ITA
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1
RUS
2
POR
1
POR
2
ARG
1
ARG
2
USA
1
USA
2
JPN
1

19
JPN
2

15
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0

Complete Super GT results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2012 JLOC Lamborghini Gallardo RG-3 GT300 OKA
14
FUJ
Ret
SEP
SUG
SUZ
FUJ
18
AUT
MOT
NC 0
2013 Arnage Racing Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT300 OKA
20
FUJ
Ret
SEP
20
SUG
14
SUZ
8
FUJ
18
FUJ
AUT
2
MOT
Ret
15th 19
2014 Arnage Racing Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT300 OKA
13
FUJ
15
AUT
8
SUG
4
FUJ
SUZ
BUR
MOT
14th* 11*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.fiawtcc.com/Drivers_Details.asp?idDriver=54 Profile at fiawtcc.com
  2. ^ http://www.touring-cars.net/2011/10/kano-gets-suzuka-seat Touring-Cars.Net - Kano gets Suzuka Seat
  3. ^ Ferret, Olivier (29 August 2012). "Team Engstler to run 3rd car in Asia". NextGen-Auto.com (NextGen-Auto). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Abbott, Andrew (19 September 2013). "Unwell Engstler replaced by Kano". Touring-Cars.net (Andrew Abbott). Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

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