Automotive Journalist & Racing Driver
Kazuo Shimizu is a graduate of Musashi Institute of Technology, where he majored in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Since making his rally racing debut in 1972, and as the profesional racing driver, he experienced Du Mans24Hours,Nurburgrink24Hours and so on.
He has made his presence known in domestic and international endurance racing scenes while also building writing and speaking career in multiple media. His journalism focuses on driving and safety issues, and as a knowledgeable automotive journalist on fuel-cell cars that draw public attention in recent years, he has significant experience as TV commentator and symposium moderator. In addition, he counts consulting on the international auto manufacturing industry, driving school instructorship, and supporting auto-related NPOs among his professional activities. He is a jury member of the Japan Car of the Year.