Keiichi Tsuchiya has updated his blog post to include an English translation…

NOTE: The translations by 7tune and its Japanese staff in the previous post are their own and have no direct connection to the words of Keiichi Tsuchiya in the following post…

The announcement:

“Thank you so much for always supporting D1. Today I have an announcement to make.

I, Keiichi Tsuchiya, and Daijiro Inada, the founder of D1GP will resign from the D1 Corporation.

This decision was made due to the irresponsible management such as ignoring fans, participants and sponsors. In order to make the D1GP beneficial to everyone, we have persistently asked for improvement but they have rejected our demands and have come up with this unwilling consequence.

Please accept our heartfelt apology and forgive us for our act. We will restart our career and do our best for the future of drift.

We plan to realize drift events so that fans, participants and sponsors could all be satisfied with. We appreciate your everlasting support and understanding.

We will continue to provide information about further activities through our homepage.

Sincerely yours,

Keiichi Tsuchiya”

We will have more news on this breaking story as it comes to hand. – The Ultimate JDM Experience

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