World Car Awards - Juror Profile

JAPAN
 


HIDESHI MATSUDA

Contributor: Best Car, Holiday Auto, Motor Magazine, Navi, J’s Tipo, Car Sensor, Xacar, Genroq, Response, Car Graphic

Matsuda's ability to evaluate new cars and technology to such an in- depth degree is drawn from over two decades of top level motor racing experience. As one of a handful of Japanese drivers to have raced in both Indy 500 and Le Mans, he has also raced open-wheelers and touring cars, and currently pilots a Ferrari in Japan's Super GT300 class series. While he may be exceptionally quick on the race track, he is highly respected in the industry as a motor journalist with rare insight into the intricacies of handling and performance. He also works as a guest TV commentator for the Japan round of America's IRL series and votes on the jury panel of Japan's Car of the Year award.