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JOSH ROBINSON

Nickname: N/A
Age: 31
Hometown: VICTORIA
Make: HSV
Model: VE MALOO 
Year: 2007
Engine: LS3 
Engine CC: 6200 
Power: 700HP

PREVIOUS RESULTS

2nd place – Drift Challenge Australia

3rd place – G1GP Novice (Japan)

3rd place – VicDrift

3rd place – G1GP Pro (Japan)

4th place – VicDrift

BIOGRAPHY

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.

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS

Ported and polished head

Cams

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

Supercharged

DRIVELINE MODIFICATIONS

Mantic clutch

WHEEL AND TYRE COMBINATION

Wheels

Concept

Tyres

Tri-Ace Racing King

EXTERNAL BODY MODIFICATIONS

Custom Widebody

SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

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

CHASSIS MODIFICATIONS

Tower to tower weld in roll cage