Random Snap>>orido’s Chevy

I don't think there is race series that Manabu "Max" Orido hasn't tried his hand at. The latest addition to his resume is driving a factory-backed Chevrolet Lacetti in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. In stock form the Daewoo-based Lacetti is not high on the the "desired" cars list and in fact it is currently used by Top Gear is the "reasonably" priced car which celebs thrash around their test track. The WTCC-spec Lacetti on the other hand, is quite a different beast packing 270hp and all the other cool stuff usually found on touring cars. Orido is the first Japanese driver to appear in the WTCC and his most recent race was in front of his countrymen at last weekend's Okayama race.Now he can add WTCC to a list that already includes everything from D1GP and Formula D to Super GT, NASCAR, and LeMans.

Photo from Orido's Blog

-Mike Garrett