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World Car Awards - Juror Profile


JAPAN
 


KUMI SATO

Motor journalist and racing driver: CarTop, Motor Magazine, CarView, Holiday Auto, Engine, The Motor Weekly FM radio

After graduating from university with a pharmacist qualification, Sato turned her sights to her number one passion: racing. Starting in her early 20s, she has competed in Japan's N1 Endurance Series, the All-Japan GT Championships, the Spa 24-hours and the Nurburgring 24-hours, a feat that led to the local media calling her "Queen of endurance racing."

Using her racing experience, she ventured into automotive media and now contributes stories to major print and web-based publications including Carview and Cliccar, in addition to regular appearances on TV and radio.

Her skills are also in great demand by manufacturers as a driving instructor for on-road and ice driving. Sato is a juror for the Japan COTY awards.