N°512 Camion HINO TEAM SUGAWARA

TERUHITO SUGAWARA

(jpn) 1.72m / 65kg

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2021: 12th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2020: 10th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2019: 9th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2018: 6th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2017: 8th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2016: 13th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2015: 16th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2014: 12th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2013: 19th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2012: 9th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2011: 9th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2010 : 7th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2009 : 14th
2007 : 9th (winner under 10 litres categ)
2006 : 7th
2005 : 6th
2004 : 5th (co-driver truck)
2003 : 5th (co-driver truck)
2002 : T5 assistance
2001 : 2nd (co-driver truck)
2000 : 5th (co-driver truck)
1999 : 4th (co-driver truck)

2019: Silk Way Rally (Ab.)
2018: Silk Way Rally (6th)
2017: Silk Way Rally (12th), Rally Mongolia (14th)
2014: Rally Mongolia
Rallye des Pharaons, Paris-Pékin.

Interview

“Looking forward to see how we compete with our rivals”

The Sugawara saga continues on the Dakar. After the glorious years of legendary Yoshimaza who took part in 36 rallies reaching second spot five times (in 1994, 95, 98, 2001 and 2005), his second son dreams of doing as well. But times have changed and it’s hard to compete against the Kamaz and De Rooy squads. Named team director, Teruhito Sugawara has however continued the impressive Hino run of consistency on the Dakar. After first experiencing the rally as a navigator in his dad’s truck back in 1999, he was given far more responsibilities behind the steering wheel as of 2005. He has indeed only finished twice outside the top fifteen in 21 participations. After equalling his best ever performance by conquering a fine 6th spot in 2018, the 47-year-old had to settle for 12th spot last year on a different continent -and after tipping his truck over- but did once again conquer the under 10l class (for the twelfth time). A new era will start in 2022 for the Japanese factory team. Indeed Teruhito will be alongside mechanic Yuji Mochizuki and navigator Hirokazu Somemiya in a brand new hybrid truck. Using a bonnet-type cab (like in 2020), the heavier Hino 600 Series truck (8600kgs) will run on its very first hybrid racing system which will produce far more horse power. Encouraging for the soon to be 50-year-old driver who turns to the future with a clear intention to be in the fight for top positions.

T.S.: “I remember with perfect clarity that first Dakar in 1999 with my father. I didn't have any experience. Everything was a big surprise: the wide open spaces, the amazing dunes, the heavy impacts, the tense atmosphere. It was however so long. We managed to finish in fourth place overall and I still have in mind a stage between Zouerat and Tidjikja. It was one of the hardest stages in my life. We spent more than 13 hours just on one stage. My first Dakar as a driver (2011) was perfect and pleasant, with no punctures, a trouble-free machine and no navigation issues.
The biggest issue we had last year on the Dakar was the tip-over accident we had and how we were able to continue the race after making emergency repairs that night.
For this 2022 Dakar, we fine tuned the settings for the hybrid, automatic transmission, and suspension systems during our test runs in October. We also improved the truck's acceleration performance dramatically, and its speed is very encouraging. I'm looking forward to see how well we can compete against our main rivals.”

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HINO TEAM SUGAWARA

HINO 600-HYBRID
HINO TEAM SUGAWARA

  • HINO
  • 600-HYBRID
  • Hino Trucks & Team Sugawara
  • Hino Team Sugawara
  • Camion > 10.000cc

Classement 2022

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