Most people already read or heard the news today: the D1GP drifter Atsushi Kuroi died three days ago in a motorcycle accident.

He was one of the early drifting pioneers and his professional drifting career began in the first season of D1GP (2001) when he entered it with his well known OneVia S13. He was well known for throwing up big clouds of smoke when going sideways and that is most probably what most people will remember of him.

I’d like to remember him like this:

As the man who could grip an amazing 77kg during the D1GP arm wrestling event!