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Manabu Orido
MANABU "MAX" ORIDO ( Shinjitai
Shinjitai
: 織戸 学, Orido Manabu, born Chiba , 3 December 1968; alternative nickname Monkichi ) is a Japanese racing driver who currently competes in the Super GT
Super GT
series for Team JLOC, driving a Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Gallardo
, and in the D1GP for his own team, MAX★ORIDO Racing, driving a V8-powered Toyota 86
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Juichi Wakisaka
JUICHI WAKISAKA (脇阪寿一, Wakisaka Juichi, born July 29, 1972 in Nara ) is a former Japanese racing driver who was a 2002, 2006 and 2009 champion in Japan's Super GT series in the GT500 category. In 2002, Wakisaka raced the Toyota Supra GT with Akira Iida , in 2006 and 2009 Wakisaka raced the Lexus SC 430 with André Lotterer . He retired after the conclusion of the 2015 Super GT Series season. Wakisaka was also a regular presenter of Best Motoring and is brother to Shigekazu, who also competes in Super GT
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Nissan Silvia
The NISSAN SILVIA is the name given to the company's long-running line of sport coupes based on the Nissan S platform . Although recent models have shared this chassis with other vehicles produced by Nissan (most notably the European 200SX and North American 240SX in the S13 and S14 generations, and 180SX in the Japanese market), the name Silvia is not interchangeable with the chassis codes. Nissan
Nissan
Silvia's main competitors worldwide are Honda Prelude , Mazda MX-6
Mazda MX-6
, Toyota Celica and Mitsubishi Eclipse
Mitsubishi Eclipse
, and in North America, the 240SX also competed against Honda civic
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Suzuka Circuit
The SUZUKA INTERNATIONAL RACING COURSE (official name), SUZUKA CIRCUIT (鈴鹿サーキット, Suzuka Sākitto) for short, is a motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka City , Mie Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
, Japan
Japan
and operated by Mobilityland Corporation, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. . It has a capacity of 155,000. CONTENTS * 1 Introduction * 2 Motorsport
Motorsport
events * 3 130R * 4 In video games * 5 Deaths * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links INTRODUCTIONSoichiro Honda
Honda
decided to develop a new permanent circuit in Mie prefecture in the late 1950s. Designed as a Honda
Honda
test track in 1962 by Dutchman John "Hans" Hugenholtz , Suzuka is one of few circuits in the world to have a "figure eight" layout, with the 1.2 km back straight passing over the front section by means of an overpass
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Fuji Speedway
Coordinates : 35°22′18″N 138°55′36″E / 35.37167°N 138.92667°E / 35.37167; 138.92667 Fuji International Speedway LOCATION Oyama , Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan TIME ZONE GMT
GMT
+9 CAPACITY 110,000 MAJOR EVENTS FIA World Endurance Fuji 6 Hours Asian Le Mans Series
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Driving Simulator
DRIVING SIMULATORS are used for entertainment as well as in training of driver's education courses taught in educational institutions and private businesses. They are also used for research purposes in the area of human factors and medical research, to monitor driver behavior, performance, and attention and in the car industry to design and evaluate new vehicles or new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). CONTENTS* 1 Training * 1.1 Uses * 1.2 Types * 2 Entertainment * 3 Research * 3.1 Fidelity * 3.2 Validity * 3.3 Simulator Adaptation Syndrome ("SAS") * 4 Development * 5 References TRAININGDriving simulators are being increasingly used for training drivers all over the world. Research has shown that driving simulators are proven to be excellent practical and effective educational tools to impart safe driving training techniques for all drivers
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Tokyo Xtreme Racer
TOKYO XTREME RACER, known as SHUTOKō BATTLE (首都高バトル) in Japan and TOKYO HIGHWAY CHALLENGE in Europe , is a racing video game for the Sega Dreamcast . Released in 1999 as one of the console's launch titles , the game was one of the first mission-based racing games. The gameplay involves the player challenging other drivers on the Shuto Expressway in order to gain money to modify and enhance his or her car. The game features a wide variety of Japanese cars and tuning parts to purchase as the player progresses through rivals. When released in Japan, Shutokō Battle was one of the best selling Dreamcast titles at this time. The game is based on illegal highway racing in Tokyo 's Wangan highway with custom tuned cars. A such phenomenon is growing popular in Japan since the 90's with its dedicated manga (Shutokō Battle's biggest inspiration being Wangan Midnight ), anime series and video games (C1 Circuit, Wangan Trial, Naniwa Wangan Battle)
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Nissan Z-car
The NISSAN Z-CAR is a sports car which has been manufactured by Nissan Motors Ltd , in six generations, since 1969. The original Z was sold from October 1969 in Japan, as the NISSAN FAIRLADY Z, at Nissan Exhibition dealerships that previously sold the Nissan Bluebird . It was exported as the Datsun 240Z. Since 2009 Nissan has manufactured the newest Z, the Nissan 370Z . The earlier models of the Nissan Z were built at the Nissan Shatai plant in Hiratsuka until 2000, while the later models (350Z and 370Z) are built at Oppama (2002–2004) and Tochigi (2004–present). Enthusiasts praise the cars for their looks, reliability, performance, and affordability. Every Z car has been sold in Japan as the Fairlady Z and elsewhere under the names Nissan S30 , Nissan S130 , Nissan 300ZX , Nissan 350Z and Nissan 370Z
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Nobuteru Taniguchi
NOBUTERU TANIGUCHI (谷口 信輝, Taniguchi Nobuteru, born May 18, 1971, Hiroshima ) is a Japanese racing driver and drifting driver who currently competes in Super GT and D1 Grand Prix . Taniguchi is commonly nicknamed "NOB" (first three letters from his name, meaning "No One Better") or "The Pimp" as a reference to his S15 Silvia which he is best known for. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Drifting * 1.2 Racing * 1.3 Other Work * 2 Complete Drifting Results * 2.1 D1 Grand Prix * 3 Racing record * 3.1 Complete JGTC/Super GT results * 4 References * 5 External links CAREERTaniguchi began his motorsport career when he was racing minibikes and won a Honda sponsored All Japan Mini Bike race, which took place at its Suzuka Circuit . Taniguchi would progress into four wheels and became interested in drifting when he acquired a Toyota AE86
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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Sendai Hi-Land Raceway
SENDAI HI-LAND RACEWAY was a 2.525-mile (4.063 km) motor racing circuit in 12 Hayasaka, Shinkawa, Aoba-ku , Sendai , Miyagi Prefecture , Japan . In the 1990s, Sendai hosted rounds of the Japanese Touring Car Championship and Japanese Grand Touring Championship . It also hosted All-Japan Formula Three Championship races until 2007. On October 17, 2010, the Japanese mountain race track hosted the sixth race in the 2010 Super Taikyu Endurance Series. 1995 action film Thunderbolt has a car racing scene filmed at Sendai. REFERENCES * ^ "Motor Racing Japan - Sendai Hi-Land Raceway". motoracing-japan.com. 1996. Retrieved 2011-06-06. * ^ "STES10: Rd 6 - Sendai Highland Raceway: Team triumphs with highland win, takes 2010 title". petmos.com.my. n.d
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Toyota MR2
The TOYOTA MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined , rear-wheel-drive sports car manufactured in Japan
Japan
and marketed globally by Toyota
Toyota
from 1984 to 2007 over three generations: W10 (1984–1989), W20 (1990–1999) and W30 (2000–2007). It is Japan's first mid-engined production car. Conceived as a small, economical and sporty car, the MR2 employed straightforward design elements, including fully independent MacPherson strut front and rear suspensions, four wheel disc brakes, and transverse-mounted inline-four engines . The name MR2 stands for either "mid-ship, run-about, 2-seater" or "mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater
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Sepang International Circuit
The SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT (Malay : Litar Antarabangsa Sepang) is a motorsport race track in Sepang
Sepang
, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport , approximately 45 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
. It was the venue used for the Formula One
Formula One
Malaysian Grand Prix through 2017, and still used for Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix , Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race and other major motorsport events
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Autopolis
AUTOPOLIS (オートポリス, Ōtoporisu) is an international racing circuit located near Kamitsue village in Ōita Prefecture
Ōita Prefecture
, Japan
Japan
(30 km Northeast of Kumamoto ). Opened in 1990, it hosts a range of domestic and international motorsport events throughout the year. Although the track meets a high standard in terms of its facilities, it has never hosted a Formula One
Formula One
race. Due to the circuit ending up in financial difficulties, it has changed hands several times but still operates to this day
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Tokachi International Speedway
TOKACHI INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY (十勝インターナショナルスピードウェイ) is a 5.091km motor racing circuit in Takikubo, Sarabetsu , Hokkaido
Hokkaido
, Japan
Japan
. The circuit has two main configurations, the Grand Prix Course (グランプリコース), 5.091km, and the Clubman Course (クラブマンコース), 3.405km. EVENTSStarting in 1995, there has been a 24-hour N1 class race in July each year. In 2007, a Toyota Supra took the first win for a hybrid vehicle. In 2004, a regular Japan
Japan
GT Championship race was held at the Clubman Course. And also a regular Formula Nippon race in 1995 and 1996 were held at the Grand Prix Course. The track is also used by the Renault Eurocup , and for karting
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Toyota Supra
The TOYOTA SUPRA is a sports car /grand tourer that was produced by Toyota
Toyota
Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002. The styling of the Toyota Supra was derived from the Toyota
Toyota
Celica , but it was both longer and wider. Starting in mid-1986, the A70 Supra became a separate model from the Celica. In turn, Toyota
Toyota
also stopped using the prefix Celica and began just calling the car Supra. Owing to the similarity and past of the Celica's name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. First, second, and third generation Supras were assembled at Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi
Aichi
while the fourth generation Supra was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota
Toyota
City. The Supra also traces much of its roots back to the Toyota
Toyota
2000GT with the main instance being its engine
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