Driver: Akira Bamba
Co-Driver: Takahiro Yasui
Team: Proton Cusco Rally Team
D.O.B.: 22 March 1986
Rally Driver, an apprentice to be a violin craftsman under his father.
Marital status: Married
Sebastian Loeb (very fast, also stable)
Winter sports, movie, to control everything with wheels
Current APRC Junior Cup Champion
2012: Driver for Proton R3 team
Ultimate goal with rally:
To be world champion, fastest driver on every character of roads like Sebastian Loeb, also cheerful driver like Peter Solberg. As he likes to contact with people, Bamba is aiming to be friendly top driver.
From childhood, Bamba loved riding buggy on unsealed roads around his second house in country side( where he currently resident). Now he looks those days back as that was kind of start of rally driving as control on snow roads was quite uncontrollable and needed some skill.
As his older brother enjoyed to drive kart (and eventually became Super GT driver in
But when he watched some footage of Swedish Rally on DVD given from his friends, he naturally inspired from them and thought this was on the extension of the experience with buggy, then he decided to be a rally driver.
In 2006, he joined rally school in
He missed any rally opportunity in 2009, but following year, he grabbed big chance to enter selected events APRC in Suzuki Swift Sport from Cusco Racing. He achieved his commitment with the team with made impressive class victory at Rally