Hayanari Shimoda

Hayanari Shimoda (Japanese下田 隼 成, Shimoda Hayanari; * July 16, 1984 in Tokyo ) is a Japanese racing driver.


Shimoda began his career in karting and came to Europe in 2001 to contest a season in the Italian Formula Renault Championship. In 2002 he drove in both the Japanese GT Championship and the European and British Formula Renault Championship. Shimoda remained long in Formula Renault, the jump to a higher single-seater class did not succeed. For the team Supernova 2005, a commitment in the GP2 series was planned. The team replaced Shimoda, however, before the first race by Adam Carroll. Shimoda then drove some races for A1 Team Japan, but stayed here also the countable results from; Shimoda fell more on accidents and collisions.

In 2006, Shimoda secure a place in the cockpit of the World Series by Renault. He went there for the team to victory in the last race weekend of all races, but could not achieve significant results and landed on the 23rd place overall.

Sport car

Considerably more successful Shimoda is in a sports car. For Zytek he won as part of the Le Mans Series 2005, 1000 km at the Nurburgring and the 1000 km of Spa and finished the season off with the third overall. In 2007, he again drove in the Le Mans Series, this time for the Team Arena International. However, in the overall standings, he was only 31

In the American Le Mans Series Shimoda has so far achieved a victory at Laguna Seca ( 2005). In 2007 he was again in this race at the start, but was only 10

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans he had been twice at the start. 2003 on a DBA, among others, John Nielsen as a partner, he reached rank 23 so far only his placement at the Sarthe. In 2004, he was the gain for David Brabham and Andy Wallace in the team of Zytek. The fast but unreliable prototype came just before half- time with engine failure.

Le Mans results

  • A1GP race car driver
  • Racers (Japan)
  • Athletes (Japan)
  • Japanese
  • Born in 1984
  • Man
  • Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans