TEAM NEWS: Daijiro Yoshihara announces his retirement from the series


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After 18 years of competing as a driver in the Formula Drift championship, Turn 14 Distribution driver Daijiro Yoshihara announces his retirement from the series.

During his time in the series, Daijiro who is known by his fans as Dai participated in 128 events, stood on the podium 28 times and, won 8 events. The defining moment for him was when he secured his 2011 Formula Drift Championship.

Although Dai is retiring from the Formula Drift series as a driver this is not the end. Dai will be leaving the series to pursue other opportunities as a professional driver, brand ambassador, along with other business ventures. The reduced travel time will also allow him to spend more time with his wife and two young sons.

Dai said “The FD series and the United States has provided me and my family so many opportunities. The fans, friends, and relationships that I’ve made along the way have been amazing! Thank you for your support, and most of all, a lifetime of experiences and memories.”