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Keiji Matsumoto

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Born:

26 Dec 1949
Kyoto

Died:

17 May 2015
Kyoto

Nationality:

Japan

F2 starts:

1 (1981)

Decent and very modest driver, especially in Japan, where he won a string of races in sportscars, F2000, and Japanese F2, in which he became 1979 champion, and was three-times runner up. He remained a strong contender for wins until his retirement in 1992. Died in 2015, after battling a long illness. Until his illness worsened, he visited a number of events in Japan, both current and historic. Matsumoto also worked as a driver coach after his racing retirement.

Biography last updated 20 May 2015