Takuya Kurosawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Takuya Kurosawa (Shinjitai: 黒澤琢弥 Kurosawa Takuya?, born Ibaraki, June 7, 1962) is a Japanese race car driver.

He raced in All-Japan Formula Three from 1988 to 1989, Japanese Formula 3000 from 1990 to 1995 and the JGTC series from 1994 to 1999, also driving in the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 10th. He then obtained sponsorship to drive in the American CART series for Dale Coyne Racing in 2000. He made eight starts with a best finish of 12th at the Detroit Grand Prix. He became the first Japanese driver to lead a Champ Car race when he led seven laps at the Long Beach Grand Prix.[1] He then returned to JGTC for the next three seasons, drove in the Super Taikyu series in 2004. He currently competes in the Super GT series, driving a Porsche Boxster for Arktech Motorsports.

Takuya is son of Best Motoring presenter, Motoharu Kurosawa and is elder brother of Haruki and Tsubasa, who all are racing drivers.

Racing record[edit]

American Open Wheel[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
2000 Dale Coyne Racing United States
MIA
Ret
United States
LBH
Ret
Brazil
RIO
Ret
Japan
MOT
Ret
United States
NZR
DNS
United States
MIL
Wth
United States
DET
12
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TOR
Ret
United States
MIS
DNS
United States
CHI
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
United States
STL
United States
HOU
Australia
SRF
United States
FON
29th 1

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Japan Masami Kageyama
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 319 10th 9th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cipolloni, Mark. Paul Tracy keeps his Kool, wins Long Beach GP for the 2nd time, AutoRacing1.com, April 16, 2000

External links[edit]