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Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Nationality Japan Japanese
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1976 - 1977
Teams Heros Racing
Races 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1976 Japanese Grand Prix
Last race 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1986 - 1990, 1995 - 1998
Teams Nismo, TOM'S
Best finish 3rd (1998)

Kazuyoshi Hoshino (Shinjitai: 星野 一義 Hoshino Kazuyoshi ?, born in Shizuoka[1], Shizuoka Prefecture, 1 July 1947) is a former racing driver and businessman from Japan. He participated in two Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 24 October 1976. He scored no championship points.

His nickname was "the fastest man/guy in Japan" (日本一速い男 Nippon ichi hayai otoko ?) and was Japanese 90cc and 125cc motocross Champion for Kawasaki in 1968 before switching to cars as a Nissan factory driver in 1969.

His two grand prix entries came in 1976 and 1977 at his home grands prix, both with Heros Racing. In the first of these, driving a Tyrrell, he retired having used up his tyre supply; in the second, he finished 11th in a year-old Kojima.

After winning the Japanese Formula 2000 championship in 1975 and 1977, he became the Japanese Formula Two champion in 1978, later winning the national F3000 title in 1987, 1990 and 1993. He followed that up with a Japanese Sports-Prototype Championship in 1991 and 1992. Like compatriot Hasemi, he continued his career racing Nissans, especially the Skyline GT-R and became synonymous with it, winning the Japanese Touring Car Championship in 1990 and also shared a winning Nissan with the aforementioned driver and Toshio Suzuki. His only serious world championship win was the 1985 WEC (World Endurance Championship) round of the Fuji 1000 km race which was boycotted by many competing teams due to torrential rain.

He retired from racing in 2002 and now continues to run his own Super GT team and his own Nissan specialised aftermarket parts company Impul. Son, Kazuki competes in Super GT, driving for his father's team.

Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1976 Heros Racing Tyrrell 007 Cosworth V8 BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN
Ret
NC 0
1977 Heros Racing Kojima KE009 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
USW
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
USA
CAN
JPN
11
NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Noritake Takahara
Japanese Formula 2000
Champion

1975
Succeeded by
Noritake Takahara
Preceded by
Noritake Takahara
Japanese Formula 2000 / Japanese Formula Two
Champion

1977-1978
Succeeded by
Keiiji Matsumoto
Preceded by
Satoru Nakajima
(Japanese Formula Two)
Japanese Formula 3000
Champion

1987
Succeeded by
Aguri Suzuki
Preceded by
Hitoshi Ogawa
Japanese Formula 3000
Champion

1990
Succeeded by
Ukyo Katayama
Preceded by
Masahiro Hasemi
Japanese Touring Car Championship
Champion

1990
Succeeded by
Masahiro Hasemi
Preceded by
Mauro Martini
Japanese Formula 3000
Champion

1993
Succeeded by
Marco Apicella
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