Hideo Hiraoka (racing driver)

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Hideo Hiraoka
Nationality  Japan
Born (1971-04-30) April 30, 1971 (age 46)
Tochigi, Japan
D1 Grand Prix career
Debut season 2001
Current team Team Orange
Wins 1
Best finish 11th in 2006
Previous series
(previous series with line breaks)
Championship titles
(championship titles)

Hideo Hiraoka (平岡英郎, Hiraoka Hideo, 30 April 1971, Tochigi) is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for Team Orange and Yuke’s.

Like many of the drivers in the D1GP he is the owner of his own tuning shop called Proshop Rapid, and so has worked on many of his cars himself.

He began competing in the D1 Grand Prix in the first round in 2000, earning second place in round 4 of that year and so showing that he had what it takes. Over the years he has competed in many different cars from a Toyota Corolla Levin AE85, which was converted to a Trueno and later used by Toshiki Yoshioka in 2005, Toyota Chaser, Nissan Silvias and even a year in a Nissan 350Z. In 2006, he has moved to the Wisesquare Silvia S15 with which he had much success, getting his first win with that machine, and again, driving Team M.O.V.E.'s second S15 (which Kazama used for D1UK 2006 Silverstone and D1GP Las Vegas 2006) while his friend and teammate at the time, Katsuhiro Ueo drove the first S15, which was Kazama's 2005 championship car. To become the fourth member of Team Orange, driving Nobushige Kumakubo's 2006 championship winning Subaru Impreza. So far he has been doing well adapting to the new car, as he has done so often before, though he had a large accident at the Tokyo Drift exhibition match in early 2008.

Complete Drifting Results[edit]

(key)

D1 Grand Prix[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2001 Nissan 180SX RPS13 EBS
DNQ
NIK
BHH
NIK
TAN
13 18
Nissan Silvia PS13 EBS
2
2002 Trust/GReddy Works Toyota Chaser JZX100 BHH
10
EBS
TAN
SGO
8
TKB
DNQ
EBS
10
SEK
9
NIK
3
11 30
2003 Trust/GReddy Works Nissan Silvia S15 TKB
DNQ
BHH
DNQ
SGO
16
FUJ
TAN
EBS
TAN
SEK
16
TKB
- 0
2004 DROO-P w/ Espelier Toyota Corolla Levin AE85 IRW
TAN
SGO
9
EBS
16
APS
10
ODB
16
EBS
TAN
TKB
4
11 20
2005 DROO-P w/ Espelier Toyota Corolla Levin AE85 IRW
11
27 3
Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 ODB
TAN
SGO
16
APS
TAN
EBS
16
FUJ
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
2006 Wisesquare Nissan Silvia S15 IRW
TAN
SGO
DNQ
FUJ
16
APS
10
EBS
3
SUZ
1
FUJ
TAN
IRW
TAN
11 41
2007 Team M.O.V.E Nissan Silvia S15 EBS
TAN
FUJ
10
SUZ
TAN
SGO
3
EBS
16
APS
TAN
FUJ
TAN
16 20
2008 Team Orange Subaru Impreza GDB EBS
TAN
FUJ
TAN
SUZ
11
OKY
DNQ
APS
15
EBS
FUJ
21 8

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