Photo courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Date of Birth: 30 July 1979
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Team: Alex Caffi Motorsport
Debut Season: 2017
Starts: 25 (Elite 1), 17 (Elite 2)
Wins: 0 (Elite 1), 0 (Elite 2)
Podiums: 0 (Elite 1), 1 (Elite 2)
Poles: 0 (Elite 1), 0 (Elite 2)
Fastest Laps: 0 (Elite 1), 0 (Elite 2)

Profile:

The first Japanese driver to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Kenko Miura spend his first two seasons in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series doing double duty in Alex Caffi Motorsport’s No. 2 team. The 2018 season proved to be Miura’s most successful year in the Euro Series so far when he won the Challenger Trophy by 3 points ahead of Dario Caso as well as achieving history when he scored a podium finish in the first Elite 2 race at Zolder to become the first Asian driver to score a podium finish in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – which at that point is also the highest finishing result achieved by an Asian driver in an official NASCAR-sanctioned race.

This year will be the first season where Miura will not pull the double duty, as he will be focusing to defend his Challenger Trophy title in the Elite 1 class in Alex Caffi Motorsport’s No. 2 La Leonessa Chevrolet Camaro.

Year-by-Year Statistics:

Season Class Car # Wins Podiums Top 5’s Top 10’s Points Pos.
2019 Elite 1 2 0 0 0 0 141 21st
2018 Elite 1 2 0 0 0 0 333 15th
2018 Elite 2 2 0 1 2 6 369 11th
2017 Elite 1 2 0 0 0 1 130 25th
2017 Elite 2 2 0 0 0 3 315 19th

2019 Race-by-Race Statistics:

Race Grid Pos Finish Pos Status Points
Valencia 1 27 22 Running 15
Valencia 2 25 16 Running 21
Franciacorta 1 26 22 Running 15
Franciacorta 2 26 27 DNF (Engine) (10)*
Brands Hatch 1 23 19 Running 18
Brands Hatch 2 20 21 Running 16
Most 1 20 23 DNF (Steering) 14
Most 2 23 20 DNF (Mechanical) 17
Venray 18 12 Running 25

* Points in brackets are not counted in the championship because of the best 8 out of the first 9 races rule. 

Previous Career Accomplishments:

Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database.