RIP Atsushi Kuroi

Holy shit.

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/02/02/news-gt-gt-rip-atsushi-kuroi.aspx

Some very sad news out of Japan today. Veteran D1 driver Atsushi Kuroi has passed away after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Kuroi was popular not just in Japan, but in all the countries where he drove. Anyone who’s seen him drive knows the kind of talent this man had behind the wheel of his Nissan One-Via. Besides being known as a great driver, he also made a name for himself with his River Side tuning shop in the Osaka area.

I feel very fortunate having the opportunity to see him in both the US and Japan.

Our thoughts are with his family and his friends.

-Mike Garrett

I remember seeing him at Irwindale when he wasn’t a regular D1 driver yet, and he was replacing Komatsu in the signal car.  AND HE RIPPED IT!  I’ve always liked his car in D1 because it was Onevia.  RIP Kuroi.

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~ by tehluckinator on February 2, 2010.

One Response to “RIP Atsushi Kuroi”

  1. damn thats hella sad man. rip kuroi

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