Final month, I put out the decision for inquiries to ask Maaya Orido – the 20-year-old daughter of Japanese motorsport character Manabu ‘Max’ Orido, and somebody simply beginning out of their racing profession. We had some nice questions submitted, and over the course of this publish Maaya will reply a complete bunch of them.

Earlier than we get into these, let me offer you a bit background on the interview, which occurred at Orido’s ‘130R Yokohama’ store. I’d been which means to do a correct tour of this place for fairly a while, because it’s distinctive and really cool.

It would appear to be an area for Orido to retailer and work on his automobiles (and bikes), however its fundamental function is a coaching facility. Right here, Orido affords one-on-one tuition for folks desirous to excellent their race driving expertise, by way of a few simulator rigs he has arrange.

Orido additionally runs his Ridox model from this constructing, and with an actual man cave vibe occurring it’s nothing in need of a dream house.


All through the course of this story you’ll be seeing Max Orido’s automobiles, together with his Supra assortment and Lamborghini Diablo, in addition to a couple of different toys he has mendacity round.

Proper, let’s get on with the interview…


Q: Mario Quivers: What was it like rising up because the daughter of somebody that many would think about a legend? And with that, what was it like studying driving expertise from somebody with a lot historical past in motorsports?

Maaya: Rising up because the daughter of Max Orido was nothing particular for me. My dad has been instructing me driving expertise from the time I acquired my driver’s license two years in the past; he at all times offers me recommendation, however he additionally offers me constructive suggestions after we go for a drive. I’ve simply began driving guide automobiles, and the one factor he mentioned the first trip was “Simply drive rather a lot, and you’re going to get it,”. So, I imagine his phrase and I’m working towards now.


Q: thathellastockusdm3rdgenyaris: If you got limitless funds however might solely modify a kei automotive, what would you modify and why?

Maaya: I don’t have expertise driving kei automobiles, but when I had one it might undoubtedly have to be made protected.


Q: karim: How is being the daughter of Mr. Orido influencing your life?

Maaya: I’m fortunate that I get loads of probabilities to see and drive many various automobiles. I’m positive that being automotive lover is one thing influenced by my dad.


Q: Atari: Do you wish to be a race automotive driver? If sure, which skilled sequence do you wish to race in? No matter the reply, I’ll undoubtedly help you.

Maaya: Thanks, and sure. The 86 race [one-make series] is one in all my targets now.


Q: Cody Martinez: You’ve been round each skilled grip racing and drifting for almost all of your life, do you have got a choice between the 2?

Maaya: I like each of them really. Drifting is a thrill and type of enjoyable to observe. Racing is simply so cool; I just like the sound of automobiles once I go to the circuit.


Q: Jay Soh Tsu Chung: What do you consider the feminine illustration on the earth of motorsports?

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Maaya: Lots of people suppose motorsports is a male factor, and I as soon as thought like that too. However I’ve seen many feminine road drivers currently, and they’re so cool. Sooner or later, I wish to be somebody who spreads the enjoyable of automobiles to everybody on the earth.


Q: Eko Puji Pramono Wicaksono: Are there another issues you are interested in apart from automobiles and the motorsport scene?

Maaya: Beside automobiles and motorsports, I wish to examine extra about magnificence.

Q: Urbanized Desires: I’ve a two-year-old daughter that I’d like to get into automobiles. How did your father Orido get you curious about automobiles? Did he push the concept of automobiles by spending time collectively round automobiles with you, or did you develop to like automobiles on your personal?

Maaya: My dad didn’t push me into automobiles in any respect, however I’ve watched loads of automobiles and driving with him since I used to be very younger. I step by step began to love automobiles… I feel.


Q: Zamil Syaheer: With declining curiosity within the Japanese motorsports/tuning scene from the youthful era, what do you suppose it can take to achieve curiosity from this age group? And do you see your self as a task mannequin to carry extra youth into the automotive scene?

Maaya: One factor I might do to achieve curiosity is use social media. I’ve an Instagram account the place I publish photos with automobiles, and I wish to make this account extra lively. I’d like to have the ability to encourage folks to go for a drive and get interested by automobiles. I’m not a task mannequin but, however I’d prefer to be one sooner or later. 


Q: Gab: Do you know why Finest Motoring movies at all times have a leopard woman? What’s the take care of that?

Maaya: I wish to know why too! 


Q: Zeus Edwards: Is there a ardour inside you to take driving to a different stage – a stage the place solely you may perceive and develop your personal distinctive type and creation within the pursuit of innovation? And are you keen to embrace the change within the automotive scene with electrical automobiles?

Maaya: I’ve loads of probabilities to be taught driving expertise from my dad, so I would like to make use of these alternatives. I feel electrical automobiles might be wonderful [for the car scene].


Q: Syamri: What’s your present day by day automotive?

Maaya: I drive an 86 guide. I wish to drive effectively with a guide automotive.


Q: Alain: What sort of motorsport do you take pleasure in probably the most?  Time assault? Door to door? Drift? Drag?

Maaya: Time assault is cool, however drift is pleasing for me to observe as effectively.


Q: Jezzafool: The world at all times appears to observe Japanese automotive developments, does you see modifying and racing electrical automobiles turning into in style?

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Maaya: It’s true, I feel. I feel electrical automobiles might be in style sooner or later, however for now I wish to give attention to driving an everyday guide automotive.


Q: Andy: Do you have got as a lot ardour for the Supra as your dad does?

Maaya: I feel the Supra is so cool. I don’t have a lot confidence with driving but, however undoubtedly sooner or later I’d prefer to drive an 80 Supra.


Q: Mace: Does your dad let you know to not date drifters?

Maaya: No, he doesn’t say something about it. But when it occurred, they higher be an excellent driver! 


Q: Ali Sina: Do you propose on turning into knowledgeable drifter like your father was within the early 2000s? If that’s the case, what can be your automotive of alternative be and why?

Maaya: I don’t have a lot ability driving guide but, so drifting might be my subsequent step. It could be wonderful if I might drive 80 Supra or 86.

Q: George: Your dad would possibly be probably the most profitable drifters, however how does he play the position of a dad?

Maaya: He was fairly busy once I was a toddler, however now we have a standard pastime (motorsports) so we take pleasure in our time now. He taught me to “be sort” and “don’t care what different folks suppose – do what you wish to do.”


Q: Alwin: Will you present up in additional Scorching Model episodes? (I noticed you make an look on the newest 86 segments)

Maaya: I’m not positive but, but when there’s a probability, I might like to do one thing once more. 


Q: Truthworldwide: Worst wreck you’ve ever had, and what did you be taught from it?

Maaya: I haven’t had wreck expertise; I reside protected.


Q: Jiji: What was the primary automotive you discovered to drive in, and as of now what’s your dream automotive?

Maaya: It was an 86; I keep in mind I used to be so nervous to drive, however my dad let me use it. My dream automotive is a white 80 Supra.


Q: Nato L: Do you know your dad was cool or did he (or one in all his mates) must let you know he was cool?

Maaya: I didn’t know he was that in style, and even recognized in different international locations till I acquired into automobiles. However after I made my Instagram account, I noticed that he’s effectively often known as knowledgeable racer/drifter all around the world. I feel folks have loads of photographs of my dad, in order that they know what he’s like – he loves automobiles a lot. 


Q: phantom2468: Are you centered on only one or a number of disciplines of racing? What car do you suppose would suit your driving type as you be taught out of your father?

Maaya: I’m centered on racing for now, however in fact drifting is a really enticing factor. Could be an 86 or Supra – they’re each so cute and funky.


Q: Alex Zaharia: What’s crucial factor you have got discovered out of your father?

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Maaya: To not be afraid [about driving].


Q: Michael Tan: As a member of the Orido household, what’s the most memorable motorsport/automotive expertise you may keep in mind?

Maaya: I keep in mind going to cheer my dad on on the circuit since I was very younger. We nonetheless go to the circuit to cheer him, so I can’t select one second. One in all my greatest automotive recollections was occurring a visit to the US, and pa drove throughout the states. I wish to go to the US and drive like he did.


Q: Lucien Bouchoum: Since your father continues to be racing in Tremendous GT and Tremendous Taikyu, do you two need (and plan) to race in opposition to one another? Or maybe racing with him as a father/daughter mixture?

Maaya: I can’t give it some thought but as a result of I understand how aggressive he’s – in a great way! However I wish to do one thing with him via automobiles.


Q: Kimchiwarui: Given you’re having each precise automotive and sim coaching, would you suggest a full sim coaching on condition that majority of the professionals do it?

Maaya: I observe on a simulator at 130R Yokohama. It’s so actual and my dad coaches me as effectively; I at all times take pleasure in working towards with it.


Q: Fletcher Chan: What does driving and automobiles imply to you? What made you curious about this ardour that so many people share? What sort of emotions are invoked in you once you drive?

Maaya: I actually take pleasure in driving at night time. I often ask my mates to drive with me, and I feel in addition they take pleasure in it. 

Q: Michael Tung: What are a few of your targets? Do you wish to be a champion? Clearly, the shortage of youth becoming a member of the automotive world is a main subject, so what are some paths to fixing that? Is that one thing you’re interested by specializing in?

Maaya: I need folks to know my identify, so I exploit Instagram to unfold it to the world. Then I feel I can carry extra ladies and younger folks into motorsports. Social media opens up loads of alternatives, and I would like to make use of it to develop curiosity in motorsports. The 86 race [series] is my aim for now. So, I’ve to observe rather a lot and I would like my dad to be my coach. I wish to strive drifting sooner or later, however I would like to achieve my present aim first. 


Once more, thanks to all that submitted questions, however most of all, thanks to Maaya for taking the time to speak to us and to Orido himself for opening up the doorways at 130R Yokohama. Hopefully we will meet up with the Oridos quickly at one in all their many enjoyable day outs on the observe.

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