Manabu Orido

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Manabu Orido at NOPI Nationals 2005.

Manabu "MAX" Orido (Shinjitai: 織戸 学 Orido Manabu?, alternative nickname Monkichi) is a Japanese racing driver who currently competes in the Super GT series for Toyota Team Tsuchiya in a Lexus SC 430 sponsored by Eclipse and Advan

Orido began his racing career as a street racer and then progressed to touge racing.[1] After years of one make series, he first appeared in the JGTC series in 1996 and won the GT300 title for the following year, up until the 2000 season when he moved up to GT500 he took three wins altogether and has since taken two GT500 wins to date. Orido competed in two Grand National Division, West Series races in 1999. He finished eighteenth at Irwindale Speedway, and thirtieth at Twin Ring Motegi. He was also the D1 Grand Prix judge from the start of the series to the end of the 2004, when he became driver for that following season until his drifting driver career ended when his Toyota Supra was destroyed in a transportation accident en route to Advan Drift Meeting when it was hit from behind driven by a sleeping truck driver (the Supra was repaired afterwards and was used in MSC and Formula D events ONLY). Orido currently teaches safety driving at NATS (Nihon Automobile High Technical School).[2] Because of his appearance in video series such as Video Option and Hot Version, Orido has become a fan favorite in the Super GT series.

Until 2006, Orido always drove the Supra in Super GT as he personally owns one as well as using it for drifting events, despite being disadvantaged in the latter.[1] In 2008 he competed in the Super GT series with the #19 Team Racing Project Bandoh IS 350, winning the Motegi GT300 race.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2004 Japan ChoroQ Racing Team Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT 322 12th 2nd

D1 Grand Prix results[edit]


Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Position Points
2005 RS*R Toyota Supra JZA80 IRW
12 25


  1. ^ a b Drift Japan: Manabu "Max" Orido
  2. ^ (Japanese) 学園の10大ポイント
  3. ^ "Motegi, GT300 : Première victoire pour la Lexus IS350(Orido/Abe)" (in French). Endurance Info WebSite. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 

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