Takaya Tsubobayashi signs with Gabord Competicion

Barcelona 23 July 2004 - The Japanese driver Takaya Tsubobayashi will team Juan Cruz Alvarez for the rest of the Season in the second car of the Spanish team Gabord Competicion, becoming the second Japanese to enter the World Series ...

Barcelona 23 July 2004 - The Japanese driver Takaya Tsubobayashi will team Juan Cruz Alvarez for the rest of the Season in the second car of the Spanish team Gabord Competicion, becoming the second Japanese to enter the World Series by Nissan.

Tsubobayashi tested successfully the Dallara SN01 in Jarama last week . He was really impressed by the performance of the car as well as the for the two-time winner Team.

Takaya Tsubobayashi, (Kanagawa, 05-06- 1971), was the first Japanese driver to win the promotional formula Scolarship Jim Russell in the UK. One year after, he finished third in the Formula Vauxhall. Tayaka is an experienced driver having tested F Nippon and raced in GT's in Japan.

The lack of sponsorship has been the main reason for Takaya to leave the high profile single-seater competitions but the arrival of the racing driver "Tsubo" rises his hopes of promoting motorsports in Japan. "In the current days, there is no promotion of these kind of competitions in Japan. You can watch the races of the Nippon Series at 2 a.m., and the tribunes of the circuits are empty. Hopefully my participation in the WS will rise the interest of motorsports in Japan."

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Juan Cruz Alvarez , Takaya Tsubobayashi