Yoshinori Koguchi

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Yoshinori Koguchi
Nationality  Japan
Born (1969-02-02) February 2, 1969 (age 48)
Tochigi, Japan
D1 Grand Prix career
Debut season 2001
Current team Dunlop Tyres
Wins 1
Best finish 10th in 2007
Previous series
(previous series with line breaks)
Championship titles
(championship titles)

Yoshinori Koguchi (古口 美範, Koguchi Yoshinori, 2 February 1969 in Tochigi) is a Japanese professional drifting driver, who competes in the D1 Grand Prix series for Dunlop Tyres and Koguchi Power.

Like many of the other D1 drivers, he owns his own tuning garage called Koguchi Power. Yoshinori does all of the work on his car himself.[citation needed] He has a following of Nissan 180SX enthusiasts as he is one of the top 180SX drivers, also his car is the same one that he started out in. His car uses mostly off the shelf parts. His nickname is 'Emperor'.

He has been competing in D1 since it began in 2001 and scored points in his Nissan 180SX in the first three seasons. He then switched to a Nissan Silvia S15 sponsored by tuning firm High Power Improvement, he did not do well in the car or the Toyota Chaser he used after. So in 2007 he changed back to his 180SX and has done well. Usually if he makes it into the top 16 he will score big points, gaining his first win in round 2 of the 2008 season.

Drifting results[edit]

(key)

D1 Grand Prix[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2001 Koguchi Power Nissan 180SX RPS13 EBS
8
NIK
BHH
TAN
EBS
TAN
NIK
8
16 12
2002 Koguchi Power Nissan 180SX RPS13 BHH
TAN
EBS
TAN
SGO
TAN
TKB
TAN
EBS
8
SEK
DNQ
NIK
5
17 18
2003 Koguchi Power Nissan 180SX RPS13 TKB
TAN
BHH
TAN
SGO
TAN
FUJ
DNQ
EBS
9
SEK
TKB
DNQ
22 4
2004 HPI Nissan 180SX RPS13 IRW
TAN
- 0
Nissan Silvia S15 SGO
16
EBS
TAN
APS
DNQ
ODB
DNQ
EBS
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
2005 HPI Nissan Silvia S15 IRW
TAN
ODB
DNQ
SGO
DNQ
APS
DNQ
EBS
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
TKB
DNQ
- 0
2006 Toyota Chaser JZX100 IRW
TAN
SGO
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
APS
TAN
EBS
DNQ
SUZ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
IRW
TAN
- 0
2007 Koguchi Power Nissan 180SX RPS13 EBS
DNQ
FUJ
5
SUZ
SGO
TAN
EBS
DNQ
APS
DNQ
FUJ
2
10 31
2008 Dunlop Tyres Nissan 180SX RPS13 EBS
TAN
FUJ
1
SUZ
TAN
OKY
8
APS
16
EBS
FUJ
5
11 50

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