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Satoshi Motoyama

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Satoshi Motoyama
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Born: 4 March 1971

A race car driver.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Satoshi Motoyama page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Satoshi Motoyama is a Japanese professional racing driver.

Born in Tokyo, Motoyama gathered an impressive resume of results in his native country, winning the Formula Nippon championship in 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2005. He also competes in the Japan GT Championship and won that series title in 2003, 2004 and 2008, sharing the car with Michael Krumm, Richard Lyons and Benoît Tréluyer respectively. Motoyama and Tréluyer won the 2008 championship with 3 wins in 9 races. Motoyama is a Nissan driver, and he has competed in the JGTC / Super GT for Nismo and Autech with the Nissan Z-car, Nissan Skyline GT-R and Nissan GT-R.

The closest Motoyama has come to Formula One was a Friday test for Jordan at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix, and a pre-season test session with Renault in 2004.

Motoyama has competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the main sports prototype class. He drove a Nissan R390 GT1 works car in 1998, finishing 10th, and he retired in 1999 with a Nissan R391. Also in 1999, he won the 1999 Le Mans Fuji 1000 km in a R391. In 2012, he drove the Nissan-powered DeltaWing experimental car for Highcroft Racing, joining Krumm and Marino Franchitti.


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Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Tamiya 24268Xanavi NISMO GT-R (R-34)1/24 Sports Car Series, 1:24 scale, Car #23 (Xanavi) driven by Satoshi Motoyama & Michael Krumm
Car #22 (Motul/Pitwork) driven by Masami Kageyama & Richard Lyons JGTC Race Car


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