Fumio Nutahara

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Fumio Nutahara
Mitsubishi Laner Evolution IX Gr.N drive by Fumio Nutahara.JPG
Nutahara on his way to finishing eighth in the 2006 Rally Japan
Personal information
Nationality Japanese
Born (1963-12-20) 20 December 1963 (age 53)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 19992010
Rallies 37
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 1
First rally 1999 Rally New Zealand

Fumio Nutahara (奴田原 文雄, Nutahara Fumio?, born 20 December 1963 in Kōchi City) is a Japanese rally driver. He finished eighth on the 2006 Rally Japan to score one World Rally Championship point.

Career[edit]

Nutahara made his WRC debut in 1999, contesting Rally New Zealand and the China Rally in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V. In 2004 he competed in the Production World Rally Championship in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, finishing the year ninth in the standings. In 2005 he improved to fourth in the final standings.

In 2006, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, Nutahara scored his first PWRC victory on Monte Carlo Rally. He then won again in Japan, also finishing eighth overall, and in Cyprus. He finished the PWRC season as runner-up. In 2007 and 2008 he finished seventh in the PWRC standings.

After a break from the WRC, Nutahara returned to contest the 2010 Rally Japan in a Ford Fiesta, finishing 23rd.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fumio Nutahara". eWRC-results.com. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 

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