Toyo Tires Joins the 2021 D1GP Series


Toyo Tire will be participating in the 2021 D1 Grand Prix Series (D1GP.) The annual drift competition will be opening at the Okuibuki Motorpark on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Toyo Tires ready for D1GP

Since 2007 Toyo Tire has been competing in D1GP, where its team, Toyo Tires Drift have won various championships. For the 2021 D1GP series, Masato Kawabata and Hidyuki Fujino have been chosen as the team drivers. The drivers and Toyo Tires Drift crew are now ready to battle through the planned 10-stage series to compete to win another championship. Continuing from last year, Kawabata will race in the Toyota GR Supra, which has a blue design to emphasise the brand’s artwork. Fujino will participate in the Toyota 86, which will also be in a distinctive blue design.

Toyo Tire will also provide additional support to the competing teams, such Yukio Matsui (Team RE Amemiya K&N), and Hokuto Matsuyama (Fat Five Racing), a test driver working for the Toyota Motor Corporation. Tyre support will also be provided for Masataka Kawashima, who is a driver for Team M2 Racing. Kawashima won the D1 Lights for the first time in 2019, which is the lower category of the D1GP. In 2021 he will participate in the D1GP, with his participation expected to generate a lot of spectators.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for The Tyreman, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.


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