Driver Profile

Driver: Kosuke Takashino
Country: Japan
Co-Driver: Hiroko Takahashi
Country: Japan
Team: Proton Cusco Rally Team


D.O.B.: 18 Dec 1984

Occupation: Company employee

Marital status: Single

Hobby: Rally

Favourite driver: Jean Ragnotti

Ultimate goal with rally:
Competing on IRC, driving powerful S2000 machine.

Kosuke started rally when he joined motoring club of the University in Hokkaido(which region of hosting APRC Japan round). His first rally car was Mitsubishi Mirage. After graduate from University, he continued rallying in state series and selected national championship.

He started Rally Whangarei last year as co-driver, but this year he gained the opportunity to drive. He will be participate Juniour cup as customer driver of Cusco Racing.

This will be Kosuke's first attempt to international series for the young driver. He is so much looking forward to drive Kiwi’s cambered road by himself and is coming through quite soon. This season, he is aiming to finish every single rally, and to mark fastest time at some stages.