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Sidewinder (サイドワインダー Saidowaindā) is a highly skilled team that organized the "4 lines of defense", who make their debut in Fifth Stage. Their home course is the Tsubaki Line. They are considered the "fourth line" or the last team in Kanagawa that Project D competes with. In the storyline, this team attempts to analyze Project D's weaknesses throughout Fifth Stage before their initial battles with them. Eiji Kubo acts as the team's chief mechanic and strategist, and does not actively participate in battles. They collect information by watching Project D during their practices and races, which is done by timing them through data collection teams and having Kubo and Go Hojo spectate together during the races leading up to their battle against Project D.

Shinji was recruited to the team after Go recognized his talent and driving skills. Though he was initially reluctant to participate with the team for their battle with Project D, he later on changes his mind and battles Takumi Fujiwara on the downhill.

Name Car Section
Go Hojo Honda NSX (NA1) Uphill
Shinji Inui Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX 2door (AE86) Downhill
Eiji Kubo N.A. Chief mechanic/Team strategist

Trivia[]

  • Rin Hojo is not a member of Sidewinder, though has appeared alongside them in official art. This is most likely because he raced Ryosuke Takahashi and so is one of Project D's final opponents.

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Initial D Characters
Project D Takumi FujiwaraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Akina SpeedStars Koichiro IketaniKenjiItsuki Takeuchi
Akagi RedSuns Kenta NakamuraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Myogi NightKids MiyaharaTakeshi NakazatoShingo Shoji
Impact Blue Mako SatoSayuki
Emperor Seiji IwakiRen NogamiSatakeKyoichi Sudo
Seven Star Leaf Atsuro KawaiShinichiToru Suetsugu
The Todo School Daiki NinomiyaSmiley SakaiTomoyuki TachiTodo
Northern Saitama Alliance Nobuhiko AkiyamaWataru AkiyamaKyoko IwaseSakamoto
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Men in Evos
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Purple Shadow Kozo HoshinoDr. Toshiya Joshima
Team 246 Satoshi OmiyaKobayakawa
R.T. Katagiri S.V. Kai KogashiwaHideo Minagawa
Team Spiral Ryuji IkedaJunichi SakamotoHiroya Okuyama
Sidewinder Go HojoRin HojoShinji Inui
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