Team Japan.

The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

Japan never missed any edition of the Int. GS Trophy. So, it’s a no-brainer that they’re sending a new team to New Zealand. It consists of Shinichi Kimijima (44), Sunao Ueda (47) and Yoshiaki Terao (42). Shinichi Kimijima lives in Nikkō and works as a mechanical engineer at a pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales company. Sunao Ueda from Minaminosaka is a sheet metal worker and Yoshiaki Terao, who is from Ishikawa, earns his money as a road marker.

 

Shinichi Kimijima

Shinichi Kimijima

What does the “Spirit of GS” mean to you?

The spirit of confronting any difficulty with courage and overcoming it with a team. And enjoying it.

What is your favourite trail?

My favourite trail is a flat and long forest road in Hokkaido, Japan.

What do you expect from the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

Make friends with representatives from each country. And New Zealand wine!

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Sunao Ueda

Sunao Ueda

What is your favourite trail?

Khardung La Pass, Ladakh, India.

What special skills do you bring to your team?

Japanese teamwork and years of experience in many parts of the world.

Why will your team win the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

We are going to New Zealand just for fun, so we won't feel any stress.

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Yoshiaki Terao

Yoshiaki Terao

What does the “Spirit of GS” mean to you?

A never-ending journey.

Complete the sentence: "For me, a week without my motorbike ..."

… might be a loss!

Why will your team win the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

I believe in my power, in the power of my friends, in the power of my GS.

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All Teams

Get to know the riders who successfully completed the Qualifier and scored one of the highly desired positions at the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

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