2nd place – Drift Challenge Australia
3rd place – G1GP Novice (Japan)
3rd place – VicDrift
3rd place – G1GP Pro (Japan)
4th place – VicDrift
Josh Robinson is a multi-disciplined race car driver. 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 in a 360awhp Mitsubishi Evolution 9 and backed it up the following year with a 2nd place finish in the Australian Tarmac Championship (NSW) in a 380awhp Mitsubishi Evolution 6.5 Coupe .
Josh discovered Time Attack as a great way to keep his seat time and skills up between rally events before getting hooked on the high speed and technological aspect of this Motorsport and in the process went on to win more than a dozen events in the following years driving everything from his Evo 9 rally car to the 650awhp Blue Demon Evo.
In December 2012 while in China, Josh was invited to try drifting in Japan and so he made the short flight from Shanghai to Tokyo to see what all the fuss was about. From there he went to Ebisu Circuit in the Fukushima prefecture and discovered, like many people before him, driving out of the side windows isn’t as easy as it looks, but it is the most fun you’ll ever have 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, where Suenaga-san won the round and Kumabubo-san the entire series!
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 D driver Chelsea DeNofa.
Ported and polished head
Cold air intake
Full exhaust inc extractors
Twin Mocal oil coolers for power steering and engine
40 litre baffled fuel cell in rear tray with twin Bosch 044 fuel pumps
Tri-Ace Racing King
XYZ racing coilovers
Custom steering setup
Whiteline sway bars
Billet rear cradle inserts
Custom twin rear caliper setup for hydraulic handbrake
SuperPro rear lower control arms
Tower to tower weld in roll cage