Tetsuya Hibino

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Tetsuya Hibino
Nationality  Japan
Born (1974-04-10) April 10, 1974 (age 43)
Aichi, Japan
D1 Grand Prix career
Debut season 2002
Current team Sunrise
Best finish 9th in 2004
Previous series
(previous series with line breaks)
Championship titles
(championship titles)

Tetsuya Hibino (日比野哲也?, Hibino Tetsuya 10 April 1974, Aichi) is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for SunRise and Aion.

Like many of the drivers in the D1GP, he is the owner of his own tuning shop called SunRise, and works on his car himself. Before starting in D1, he was part of a team called, "Dropout Racing". He is quite a popular driver as he is one of the best drivers of the Toyota AE86 chassis in the D1GP today. He began competing in the D1 Grand Prix in the sixth round in 2002, though he did not get any recognition until round 3 of 2004 when out of nowhere he defeated many well known names to take second place, and first exhibited his jumping drift which took the crowd and judges by storm.

He has always driven the Toyota Corolla Levin since he began and the combination of its light weight and his aggressive driving style make him a formidable opponent. As he carried on in D1, he has another Levin which is a 3-door while his N.A. Creamish-Beige Levin AE86 is a 2-door coupe. The 3-door Levin is heavily modified, featuring the SR20 engine from a Nissan Silvia which gives a significant performance advantage over the standard engine. Though some of the more hardcore AE86 fans do not like this Nissan transplant, it is fairly common, but he has stuck with the stock AE86 live-axle rear end as some would use a S13 rear end. In 2010, Hibino won the 5th round at Ebisu with the DROO-P AE86 after going against Ken Nomura in the finals, as well of being a revenge match as the latter won the 3rd round in 2004. He now drives the new Toyota GT86 powered by an EJ20 engine from Subaru (boxer engine).

Complete Drifting Results[edit]

(key)

D1 Grand Prix[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2002 Dropout Racing Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 BHH
EBS
SGO
TKB
EBS
SEK
16
NIK
- 0
2003 Dropout Racing Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 TKB
TAN
BHH
DNQ
SGO
TAN
FUJ
DNQ
EBS
SEK
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
- 0
2004 Dropout Racing Mazda RX-7 FD3S IRW
SGO
DNQ
9 30
Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 EBS
2
APS
16
ODB
16
EBS
5
TKB
16
2005 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 IRW
TAN
ODB
DNQ
SGO
7
APS
2
EBS
TAN
FUJ
16
TKB
16
11 28
2006 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 IRW
16
SGO
TAN
FUJ
DNQ
APS
DNQ
EBS
TAN
SUZ
4
FUJ
TAN
IRW
TAN
16 16
2007 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 EBS
5
FUJ
8
SUZ
DSQ
SGO
TAN
EBS
7
APS
TAN
FUJ
16
11 29
2008 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 EBS
8
FUJ
TAN
SUZ
16
OKY
3
APS
TAN
EBS
FUJ
12 30

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