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Team Orange got their name from the exterior finish common amongst all their cars. He began with an orange bodied Nissan S15 Silvia with mixed success until noticing the abilities of the all wheel drive Subaru WRX. Kumakubo commissioned the Japanese super tuners JUN to convert a GDB STi into rear wheel drive drift car for the 2005 D1GP season. With that same orange STi he won the D1GP Championship a year later.
Never one to rest on his laurels Kumakubo passed the reigns of the Subaru onto his fellow Team Orange teammates to take the wheel of another JUN built all wheel drive rally based machine. For the second half of the 2007 D1GP season Kumakubo competed in an orange EVO IX with the engine turned sideways to send power directly to the rear wheels. Always in line with the latest fashion, the Ebisu owner and founder of Team Orange is piloting an all new EVO X built by JUN in 2009.