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Masataka Yanagida Wikipedia
Masataka Yanagida, born 4 June 1979 in Tokyo, is a Japanese racing driver.
The son of successful racing driver Haruhito Yanagida, a runner-up in the Japanese Touring Car Championship, Masataka began his career in karting in 1993. In 1997 he raced in Formula Renault Campus in France, before stepping up to the main French Formula Renault Championship in 1998. He moved on to Formula Dream in 1999, taking five victories in the 2000 season.
In 2001 he began racing in Japanese F3 and Japanese GT. He finished seventh in the F3 standings and fourth in the GT300 class in Japanese GT, where he raced with Yuji Ide. He improved to finish third in GT300 in 2002, before winning the class in 2003. He returned to F3 in 2004, but could only finish 10th. He moved up to the GT500 class of Super GT in 2005, finishing fifth in the standings, sharing with Michael Krumm.
He made his World Touring Car Championship debut at the 2010 FIA WTCC Race of Japan at Okayama for the Wiechers-Sport team.
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
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