Takahiro Ueno

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Takahiro Ueno
Nationality  Japan
Born (1971-11-05) November 5, 1971 (age 45)
Hokkaido, Japan
D1 Grand Prix career
Debut season 2001
Current team Car Make T&E
Wins 1
Best finish 3rd in 2001
Previous series
(previous series with line breaks)
Championship titles
(championship titles)

Takahiro Ueno (上野高広?, Ueno Takahiro, born 5 November 1971, Hokkaido) is a Japanese professional drifting driver and businessman, the former, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for Car Make T&E.

He started out with a love for the Toyota Soarer JZZ30 and driving, and has turned it into a huge success. Starting his Tuning shop Car Make T&E in October 1996, it has gone from strength to strength, now being recognised as one of the best in Japan. Founding the aero part branch, Vertex on the philosophy of simplicity and elegance, he personally approves every new design. Most of the company's time when it was starting out was spent on developing the Toyota Soarer JZZ30 and this still continues today, using the D1 Grand Prix as a showcase.

He began competing in the D1 Grand Prix in his Toyota Soarer JZZ30 in the first round in 2001. He instantly made an impression showing great skill in the control of such a heavy car as the Soarer. Going on to win round 4 of the season and finishing in third overall in the championship. He has gone on to score points in every year since, though has never quite matched his original success.

Complete Drifting Results[edit]

(key)

D1 Grand Prix[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2001 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 EBS
2
NIK
4
BHH
TAN
EBS
1
NIK
TAN
3 52
2002 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 BHH
TAN
EBS
5
SGO
TAN
TKB
DNQ
EBS
TAN
SEK
TAN
NIK
16
24 12
2003 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 TKB
9
BHH
TAN
SGO
TAN
FUJ
TAN
EBS
DNQ
SEK
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
22 4
2004 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 IRW
DNQ
SGO
7
EBS
16
APS
TAN
ODB
DNQ
EBS
TAN
TKB
5
11 20
2005 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 IRW
3
ODB
TAN
SGO
TAN
APS
16
EBS
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
TKB
16
15 18
2006 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 IRW
8
SGO
10
FUJ
TAN
APS
TAN
EBS
TAN
SUZ
TAN
FUJ
16
IRW
22 10
2007 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 EBS
10
FUJ
15
SUZ
TAN
SGO
11
EBS
TAN
APS
2
FUJ
9
11 29
2008 Car Make T&E Toyota Soarer JZZ30 EBS
5
FUJ
10
SUZ
7
OKY
10
APS
13
EBS
FUJ
9 43

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