Tetsuya Hibino

Tetsuya Hibino (日比野哲也 Hibino Tetsuya, John Motorfix) 10 April 1974, Aichi is a Japanese professional drifting driver, currently competing in the D1 Grand Prix series for SunRise and Aion. Like many of the drivers in the D1GP, he is the owner of his own tuning shop called SunRise, and works on his car himself. Before starting in D1, he was part of a team called, "Dropout Racing". He is quite a popular driver as he is one of best drivers of the Toyota AE86 chassis in the D1GP today, he is also famous for his jumping drift which he first showed at Ebisu Circuit in 2004, where he drifts while his car is airborne. He has always driven the Toyota Corolla Levin since he began and the combination of its light weight and his aggressive driving style make him a formidable opponent. As he carried on in D1, he has another Levin which is a 3-door while his N.A. Creamish-Beige Levin Coupe with 4A-G and is heavily modified, featuring the SR20 engine from a Nissan Silvia which gives a significant performance advantage over the standard engine. Though some of the more hardcore AE86 fans do not like this Nissan transplant, it is fairly common, but he has stuck with the stock AE86 live-axle rear end as some would use a S13 rear end. He now drives the new Toyota GT86 powered by an EJ20 engine from Subaru (boxer engine). He began competing in the D1 Grand Prix in the sixth round in 2002, though he did not get any recognition until round 3 of 2004 when out of nowhere he defeated many well known names to take second place, and first exhibited his jumping drift which took the crowd and judges by storm. In 2010, Hibino won the 5th round at Ebisu with the DROO-P AE86 after going against Nomura Ken in the finals, as well of being a revenge match as the latter won the 3rd round in 2004.

Complete Drifting Results

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Points
2002 Dropout Racing Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 BHH EBS SGO TKB EBS SEK NIK   - 0
2003 Dropout Racing Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 TKB BHH SGO FUJ EBS SEK TKB   - 0
2004 Dropout Racing Mazda RX-7 FD3S IRW SGO             9 30
Toyota Corolla Levin AE86     EBS APS ODB EBS TKB  
2 16 16 5 16
2005 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 IRW ODB SGO APS EBS FUJ TKB   11 28
TAN DNQ 7 2 TAN 16 16
2006 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 IRW SGO FUJ APS EBS SUZ FUJ IRW 16 16
2007 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 EBS FUJ SUZ SGO EBS APS FUJ   11 29
5 8 2 TAN 7 TAN 16
2008 SunRise Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 EBS FUJ SUZ OKY APS EBS FUJ   12 30
8 TAN 16 3 TAN