Dakar

N° 345 - TEAM LAND CRUISER TOYOTA AUTO BODY

LANDCRUISER VDJ200 TOYOTA

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The vehicule   !

  • Engine type : diesel
  • Assistance : Team Landcruiser Toyota Auto Body
  • Performance tuner : Team Landcruiser Toyota Auto Body
  • JUN MITSUHASHI (JPN)

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    THE DRIVER   !FacebookTwitter

    • Date of birth: 02/07/1970 at TOKYO
    • Height / weight: 1.82 / 80
    • Situation: Célibataire
    • Hobbies: motorsports, snowboarding, surfing
    • Sponsors: toyota auto body, Avanade, colemanjapan, sanwa service, alpinestars, araihelmet, noguchiseat, dirtfreak, ridepublication, eaudevie
    • Website: http://www.jun38c.com
  • ALAIN GUEHENNEC (FRA)

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    THE CO-DRIVER   !

    • Date of birth: 21/03/1954 at BAUD 56156
    • Height / weight: 1.78 / 78
    • Situation: Marié, 2 enfants

“Conquer my category and finish in the Top 10”

From a young bike privateer in 2001, Jun Mitsuhashi has become a very successful T2 driver, supported by Toyota. He first took on the Dakar on two wheels. And a successful biking career it was as he finished 21st for his first appearance and 12th the following year. He then switched to cars. After managing a career high 11th position in 2005 and capturing two T2 (unmodified production vehicles) crowns in 2010 and 2011, the Japanese suffered a severe setback last year when he was forced to quit the race during stage 10. At his side for his 13th Dakar, Jun will again have one of the most experienced and consistent co-drivers of the Dakar, Alain Guehennec who in 13 rallies completed has only twice finished outside of the Top 12. Their common goal will again be to finish best production car. Their common ambition is to be back on top of the T2 standings.

J.M.: “My first Dakar was a real challenge on a bike in 2001. All was big. It was overwhelming for a rider coming from a small island in Asia. It was the last real "Paris-Dakar Rally". When I found myself under the rain in Paris, I realized that my challenge had just begun! In the overall standings I managed to finish 11th in a car and 12th on a bike which are very good results for me. In my ambition to win the T2 category, I prepared thoroughly (cycling, MTB, mountain climbing, off-road motorcycle riding) added to the normal driving. I really hope for a very difficult Dakar with difficult dunes and stages that end at night. That's the charm of the Dakar.”

Dakar record (since 1999)

2013: Ab. Stage 10
2012: 25th (T2 2nd)
2011: 12th (T2 champion)
2010: 17th (T2 champion)
2009: 31st
2007: 25th (car)
2006: Ab. (car)
2005: 11th (car)
2004: Ab. (car)
2003: 60th (bike)
2002: 12th (bike)
2001: 21st

Other palmares

2012: Pharaons rally T2 Class 1st/5th Overall
201: Pharaons rally T2 Class 5th /13th Overall
2010: Pharaons rally T2 Class 1st/3rd Overall
2008: UAE Desert Challenge Retired
2007: UAE Desert Challenge T2 Class 2nd/7th Overall
2006 UAE Desert Challenge T2 Class 1st/13th Overall
2004 AMV Shamrock Rally Overall 1st
2004 Desert Express 2nd Overall
2004 Baja Espana12th Overall
2003 Pharaons Rally 9th Overall
2003 AMV Shamrock Rally 3rd Overall
2000 Rally Raid Mongol Overall 1st (Motobike)
1999 UAE Desert Challenge 19th Overall(Motobike)

Dakar record (since 1999)

2013: Ab. Stage 10 (co-driver of Mitsuhashi)
2012: 25th (co-driver of Mitsuhashi)
2011: 12th (co-driver of Mitsuhashi)
2010: Ab.
2009: Ab. (co-driver of Terranova)
2007: 6th (co-driver of Al Attiyah)
2004: 8th (co-driver of De Mevius)
2002: 27th (co-driver of De Mevius)
2001: 8th (co-driver of De Mevius)
2000: 9th (co-driver of Pescarolo)
1999: 11th (co-driver of Pescarolo)
1993: ¬7th (co-driver of Ambrosino)
1992: 9th (co-driver of Ambrosino)
1991: 6th (co-driver of Ambrosino)
1989: 8th (co-driver of Wambergue)
1988: 6th (co-driver of Ambrosino)

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