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Nov. 08, 2013

(Announcement)Team TOYO TIRES DRIFT to Perform at 1st MACAU DRIFT DRIFTING EXHIBITION

Osaka, Japan – 8 November, 2013 – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. announces that the company-supported Team TOYO TIRES DRIFT will perform in the “1st MACAU DRIFT” drifting exhibition (sponsored by The Venetian Macau and Soft Commerce, with support from D1 Corporation and Sunpros) held at The Venetian Macau in Macau, China from November 15 (Fri.) to November 17 (Sun.), 2013.

Scheduled for the week following the final round of the D1 Grand Prix Series at Odaiba in Tokyo (November 9), “1st MACAU DRIFT” will be the first-ever indoor drifting show. Unlike a regular competition, this exhibition will combine lighting, audio, video and even a DJ and dancers into a 45-minute attraction that will be performed twice per day over three days at The Hotel Venetian Macau Expo Hall as a completely groundbreaking form of entertainment.
Support drivers Akinori Utsumi and Yoshifumi Tadokoro will represent Team TOYO TIRES DRIFT.
Utsumi and Tadokoro will unleash a high-level driving performance that is sure to stimulate excitement and generate buzz about the D1 Grand Prix Series, which is gaining notice even outside Japan for the unrivaled drifting skill of its competing drivers.

■”1st MACAU DRIFT” DRIFTING EXHIBITION Overview

Date/Time : Nov. 15 (Fri.) ~ 17 (Sun.)

Two performances at 18:00 & 21:00

Venue : The Hotel Venetian Macau Expo Hall

 

■ Featured Team TOYO TIRES DRIFT drivers
Akinori Utsumi

<Akinori Utsumi>
【TOYO TIRES】support driver
2013 series ranking 14th (As of end of Round 5)
2012 series ranking 17th

Team name : RC926/DIXCEL/TOYO TIRES DRIFT
Vehicle : DIVERSION SILVIA
Birthday : April 11, 1975
Height : 171cm
Weight : 85kg
Blood type : B
Hometown : Hyogo Prefecture

Yoshifumi Tadokoro

<Yoshifumi Tadokoro>
【TOYO TIRES】support driver
2013 series ranking 18th (As of end of Round 5)
2012 series ranking 31st

Team name : TOYO / QMR with TADOKORO
Vehicle : TOYO / Quarter Mile 180SX
Birthday : June 18, 1978
Height : 168cm
Weight : 82kg
Blood type : B
Hometown : Kagawa Prefecture

 

For details about “2013 D1 GP Series”, Click here: http://www.d1gp.co.jp/

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