NoBraking
Episode 121

Josh Robinson

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Our latest guest is Josh Robinson, a multi-disciplined race car driver from Australia. His interest in cars started before he could walk and the same year he attained a car licence he started competing in local grass roots autocross / autokhana competition. In 2008 he progressed to tarmac rallying where he won Champion Rookie in the Dutton Rally National Series and backed it up the following year with a 2nd place finish in the Australian Tarmac Championship. Between Rallying events Josh discovered Time Attack as a great way to keep his seat time and skills up.

However in December 2012 Josh was invited to try drifting in Japan and found that it was the most fun he had ever had in a car. It was there he was fortunate enough to meet Nobushige Kumakubo-san, be taken for passenger laps and taught to drift by Andy Gray and Naoto Suenaga-san (Team Orange), before being extended an invitation to be a team guest at the Odaiba D1GP season finale. In 2013 Josh competed in the Japanese G1GP drift series while building the HSV Maloo with Horsepower Factory he started campaigning in Australia in 2014. He completed his first season with a best finish of 2nd in Drift Challenge Australia, losing only to American Formula Drift driver Chelsea DeNofa.

In 2016 Josh had a 2nd place in the Japanese G1GP championship. With his results in the Japanese championship he was able to secure a Formula Drift license, making him the first Australian driver to be granted one. Josh has then competed for the past three years in Formula Drift Prospec he will take a break for the 2021 season to focus on the Texas Drift Academy.

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