Takayuki Kinoshita

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Takayuki Kinoshita
NationalityJapanese
Born (1960-05-05) May 5, 1960 (age 59)
Debut season1989
Current teamGAZOO Racing
Former teamsTeam LF-A, Sport Auto, Falken Motorsports, Team Taisan

Takayuki Kinoshita (木下 隆之, Kinoshita Takayuki) is a Japanese racing car driver, author, and automotive journalist. Kinoshita is affiliated with Toyota Motorsport's GAZOO Racing arm,[1] with whom he scored SP8 class wins in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 24 Hours Nürburgring driving the Lexus LFA.[2] He also won A8 class in the 2004 24 Hours Nürburgring driving a Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) for Falken Motorsports.[2]

Among Japanese drivers, Kinoshita has raced the most times in the 24 Hours Nürburgring.[1] He has also raced in All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, Japanese Touring Car Championship, Japanese Formula Three, and Super Taikyu N1 Endurance Series [ja].[2][3]

Kinoshita is a member of the Automotive Journalists Association of Japan [ja] and is on the selection committee for Car of the Year Japan.[3] He was also a presenter on the Japanese Best Motoring TV series.

Results[edit]

Season Series / Class Standing Team / Car / Races

GT 2013 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP 8 »(single race) Gazoo Racing » / Lexus LF-A »

GT 2012 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP 8 »(single race) 1st Gazoo Racing » / Lexus LF-A » Class Win

GT 2011 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP 8 »(single race) 11th Gazoo Racing » / Lexus LF-A »

GT 2010 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP 8 »(single race) 1st Gazoo Racing » / Lexus LF-A » Class Win

GT 2009 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP8 »(single race) 4th Gazoo Racing » / Lexus LF-A »

GT 2008 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP8 »(single race) 7th Team LF-A » / Lexus LF-A »

GT 2007 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP6 »(single race) 6th Sport Auto » / Honda NSX Type-R »

GT 2006 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class SP6 »(single race) Sport Auto » / Honda NSX Type-R »

GT 2005 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class A8 »(single race) Falken Motorsports » / Skyline GT-R (R34) »

GT 2004 24h Nürburgring Nordschleife, Class A8 »(single race) 1st Falken Motorsports » / Skyline GT-R (R34) » Class Win

GT 2003 All-Japan GT Championship, Class GT300 » 19th Team Taisan » / Chrysler Viper GTS-R »(8 of 8 races, 1 Win)

GT 2002 All-Japan GT Championship, Class GT300 » 18th Team Taisan » / Porsche 911 GT3-RS (996) »(1 of 8 races)

GT 2002 All-Japan GT Championship, Class GT300 » Team Taisan » / Chrysler Viper GTS-R »(2 of 8 races)

GT 2002 All-Japan GT Championship, Class GT300 » Amemiya Racing » / Mazda RX-7 (FD) »(1 of 8 races)

GT 2001 All-Japan GT Championship, Class GT300 » 27th Team Taisan » / Chrysler Viper GTS-R »(5 of 7 races)

2000 Japanese GT Series, 24th

1999 Japanese GT Series, 18th

1998 Japanese GT Series, GT300-19th

1997 Japanese GT Series, GT300-13th

1996 Japanese GT Series, GT300-3rd

1995 Japanese GT Series, GT300-11th

1993 Japanese Touringcars

1992 Japanese Touringcars

1991 Japanese Touringcars

1990 Japanese Touringcars

19** Japanese N1 Endurance Series

1989 Japanese Touringcars

19** Japanese Formula 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TEAMS - 24HR NÜRBURGRING - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing". toyotagazooracing.com. Toyota Motorsport. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Takayuki Kinoshita: Racedriver biography - career and success". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "PROFILE - Takayuki Kinoshita". cardome.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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