Yojiro Terada

Race car driver, Person

1947 –

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Who is Yojiro Terada?

Yojiro Terada is a Japanese racing driver from Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. He is known for holding the record for the most participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans without winning, having run on 29 occasions since 1974. He is also third behind Henri Pescarolo and Bob Wollek for the drivers with the most participations. His best overall finish was seventh in 1995, although he has had several class victories over the years.

He began his racing career in a Honda S600 in 1969, before he was taken on as Mazda's factory driver, a position he held through the 1990s including participating in the World Sportscar Championship and All Japan Sports Prototype Championship.

He also took class wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona on two occasions, including in the Mazda RX-7's debut race in 1979, scoring a GTU class win at fifth place overall. The other occasion was a fourth place overall finish and a GTO class win in 1982.

When he is not racing, he runs the Tokyo-based AutoExe tuning business, specialising in tuning parts and accessories for Mazda. and instructs on driving at NATS

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Mar 26, 1947
Also known as
  • ミスター ル・マン
  • Japan

on July 23, 2013


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