Yoshimasa Sugawara’s retirement from the Dakar Rally
Japan Racing Management Co., Ltd (hereafter referred to as “JRM”) and Hino Motors, Ltd. have announced that Yoshimasa Sugawara, JRM chairman, who has continued to break his own record of consecutive starts in the Dakar Rally since his first entry 1983 has decided to retire from racing in the Rally. He will also be stepping down from his position as director of HINO TEAM SUGAWARA, the rally team that is jointly run by JRM and Hino Motors,Ltd,., handing over his position to JRM president Teruhito Sugawara.
To achieve its goal of "zero truck and bus traffic accident casualties," Hino Motors is striving to improve safety from many aspects. Under the concept of "total safety," Hino is promoting efforts to increase safety at each stage, including operations management, preventive safety, and collision safety for when things go wrong. We also believe it is important to widely disseminate the safety technologies that we develop, and we promote rapid installation of practical technology into our products, to be fitted as standard.