Event>>d1gp Round 5 & 6  In Ebisu

This weekend was a busy one for the Japanese D1GP series with a two day "double-final" event at Ebisu Circuit. Normally Dino would be out there shooting for you guys, but since he's in Italy at the moment we'll have to improvise. Here are some photos from the weekend's action at the temple of drift.

Fan favorite Manabu Orido was out in his JZS161 Aristo and managed to to qualify in first position for round five.

Naoki Nakamura in the D-Max S15 qualified third.

It's been a long time since we've seen this KP61 Starlet in D1. Unfortunately Iwai-san wasn't able to make the cut for the Top 20.

While browsing through this photos this privateer style FC3S driven by Tomoya Suzuki caught my eye. I can't recall seeing this car before.

Koichi Yamashita smoking it up in the Weld JZX100 Mark II.

Takahrio Ueno hasn't had much luck with his E92 BMW since debuting it earlier this year. He was forced to retire from round five and was unable to qualify for round six…

Orido putting the back end of his car into the pit wall, drift matsuri style.

Daigo Saito and Kumakubo running together during practice. Still no word on Daigo's Mustang eh?

There's Hibino coming over Ebisu's infamous "bump".

Competition-wise, it was Masao Suenaga who was in control the entire weekend. He defeated Hibino to take the victory in round five on Saturday…

…and then came back on Sunday and defeated Tsuyoshi Tezuka for victory in round six.

With the two wins Suenaga has put himself back in contention for the '09 championship with just two rounds left to go. Tsuyoshi Tezuka is currently sitting on top of the points standings with Hibino, Imamura, and Nomuken following close behind.

The '09 D1GP season will finish up in October with a dual-final event at Fuji Speedway.

-Mike Garrett

D1GP

Photos from Car@Nifty

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1

LOL...at the last pic

2

mike please do you have pics of the italian drifter Federico Sceriffo with the subaru of team orange?!?

he was the first european drifter in D1gp i think... unfortunately he was eliminated in qualification :(

3

Cool stuff....was the damage to oridos aristo as bad as it looked?sad to see it all mangled uo:-(

4

Daigo should scrap the mustang and go with a new 2JZ swapped Mark X,

6

is jdm option gonna come out with anymore videos?

7

Last pic is awesome! Any more pics of the FC with 928 headlights? Looks interesting.

8

anymore photos of neo-force kp61? please

9

yea more pics of neo-force kp and weld x100 please

10

my friend has a new jdm option from the 2009 season...its not international though, and i cant believe there is still a starlet thats really cool!!

11

Could we have wallpapaers on the weld mark II and Orido,s aristo??

12

The FC with the 928 lights, and wow KP61, can we get a feature anytime soon

13

sil80sr20 said:

"yea more pics of neo-force kp and weld x100 please"



ya what he said!!!

14

I DONT THINK IVE EVER SEEN A STARLET DRIFT IN PERSON I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEEN THIS

15

does anyone know what body kit Manabu Orido has on his Aristo? can we get it here in the states?

16

Please more photos of Iwai's KP61

17

Awsome coverage Mike, personally my favorite person of all time's been tezuka, so i'll be cheering on for him for that last round in october.

18

wallpaper of first pic please! in love with that red coupe!

19

@gs-300



The body kit is from Ridox, and you'd probably have to get it shipped to the states from Japan, or find a Ridox dealer in the US

20

C'est dommage que l'on est pas plus d'info sur le drift japonnais, ni mê^me de videos, snif !

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