Shingo Tachi

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Shingo, from a Vauxhall Junior Team poster from 1995

Shingo Tachi (舘 信吾 Tachi Shingo?, September 1, 1977 - March 11, 1999) was a Japanese racing driver, the son of Nobuhide Tachi (舘 信秀), founder and head of TOM's, the motorsport side of Toyota. Tachi raced in British Formula Vauxhall with Rowan Racing in 1994 and 1995 before switching to British Formula 3 in 1996 with a Dallara-Toyota prepared by Team Magic Racing. He had a good season finishing 2nd in Class B. He returned to race in the Japanese F3 series in 1997 and 1998 finishing 3rd. He also won the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship GT300 Class in 1998.

He was killed the following year when testing a GT500 category Toyota Supra at the TI Circuit, Okayama, Japan. There was a technical failure and Shingo failed to slow down for the first corner, crashing into the tyre wall at unabated speed. He suffered massive chest injuries from the steering wheel and died an hour later.