1985 1000 km of Fuji

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The 1985 Fuji 1000 Kilometres was the ninth round of the 1985 World Endurance Championship as well as the fifth round of the 1985 All Japan Endurance Championship. It took place at the Fuji Speedway, Japan on October 6, 1985.

Rain[edit]

Prior to the start of the race, heavy rain fell on the Fuji circuit. Several racing teams were concerned with the safety of the circuit under such conditions, even leading to the Italiya Lancia withdrawing just prior to the warm-up laps. Although the race started, the first ten laps were held under caution in order for the drivers to adapt to the wet circuit. Three teams chose to immediately withdraw before the first lap was even completed, including the two Rothmans Porsches. Within the next several laps, both Tom Walkinshaw Jaguars also returned to the pits to withdraw. The first Japanese squad to withdraw after the race began was the Alpha Cubic Porsche, stopping after only six laps, and followed two laps later by both Mazdas. By time caution was withdrawn at the beginning of the eleventh lap, fifteen cars had already returned to the pits to withdraw. They were joined a lap later by the Bartlett Chevron, the last remaining European entry.

Eighteen cars remained in the event, all Japanese squads. The torrential rain continued however, and after two hours of racing, the organisers chose to end the event after completing only a fourth of the scheduled distance. As the race was shortened, half points were awarded in the Teams Championship, as well as the Drivers Championship, but only to those drivers who had actually had a chance to drive during the race.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of the winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C1 28 Japan Hoshino Racing Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Akira Hagiwara
Japan Keiji Matsumoto
March 85G  ? 62
Nissan VG30ET 3.0 L Turbo V6
2 C1 12 Japan Panasport Japan Japan Osamu Nakako
Japan Akio Morimoto
Italy Emanuele Pirro
LM 05C  ? 61
Nissan VG30ET 3.0 L Turbo V6
3 C1 36 Japan Tom's Japan Satoru Nakajima
Japan Masanori Sekiya
Tom's 85C B 61
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4
4 C1 45 Japan Auto Beaurex Motorsport Japan Naoki Nagasaka
Japan Taku Akaike
Tom's 85C  ? 61
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4
5 C1 50 Japan Hasemi Motorsport Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Japan Takao Wada
March 85G  ? 60
Nissan VG30ET 3.0 L Turbo V6
6 C1 60 Japan Trust Racing Team Australia Vern Schuppan
South Africa George Fouché
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Porsche 956  ? 60
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
7 C1 35 Japan Misaki Speed Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Kaoru Hoshino
Tom's 85C  ? 59
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4
8 C1 30 Japan Central 20 Racing Team Japan Aguri Suzuki
Japan Haruhito Yanagida
Lola T810  ? 59
Nissan VG30ET 3.0 L Turbo V6
9 C1 38 Japan Dome Motorsport United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Sweden Eje Elgh
Dome 85C D 58
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4
10 C1 37 Japan Team Ikuzawa United Kingdom Tiff Needell
United Kingdom James Weaver
Tom's 85C  ? 57
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4
11 GTU 175 Japan Trust Racing Team Japan Mitsutake Koma
Japan Ryuusaku Hitomi
Toyota Celica  ? 57
Toyota 2.0 L I4
12 GTP 172 Japan Top Fuel Racing Japan Norimasa Sakamoto
Japan Hironobu Tatsumi
Mazda RX-7 855  ? 56
Mazda 13B 1.3 L Turbo 2-Rotor
13 C1 57 Japan Rays Racing Division Japan Hitoshi Ogawa
Japan Tsunehisa Asai
Tom's 84C  ? 56
Toyota 4T-GT 2.1 L Turbo I4
14 C2 84 Japan Auto Beaurex Motorsport Japan Kazuo Mogi
Japan Toshio Motohashi
Lotec M1C  ? 55
BMW M88 3.5 L I6
15 GTX 174 Japan OZ Racing Japan Kenji Seino
Japan Mutsuo Kazama
Mazda RX-7 254  ? 54
Mazda 13B 1.3 L 2-Rotor
16 GTX 173 Japan Mazda Sport Car Club Japan Iwao Sugai
Japan Hiroshi Sugai
Mazda RX-7 254  ? 50
Mazda 13B 1.3 L 2-Rotor
17
DNF
C2 96 Japan Mr. S Racing Product Japan Syuuji Fujii
Japan Seiichi Sodeyama
Japan Tooru Sawada
Mishima Auto 84C  ? 51
BMW M88 3.5 L I6
18
DNF
C1 25 Japan Advan Sports Nova Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi
Japan Kenji Takahashi
Porsche 962C Y 34
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
19
WD
C2 100 United Kingdom Barlett Chevron Racing United Kingdom Robin Smith
Sweden Kenneth Leim
Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane
Chevron B62 A 11
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L V8
20
WD
C1 27 Japan From-A Racing Japan Jirou Yoneyama
Japan Hideki Okada
Porsche 956  ? 10
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
21
DNF
C2 98 United Kingdom Roy Baker Promotion Ford United Kingdom Roy Baker
United Kingdom David Andrews
Tiga GC285 A 10
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.8 L Turbo I4
22
WD
C1 7 Germany New Man Joest Racing Germany "John Winter"
Italy Paolo Barilla
Belgium Marc Duez
Porsche 956B D 9
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
23
WD
C1 14 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
Porsche 956 GTi G 9
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
24
WD
C1 34 South Africa Kreepy Krauly Racing
United Kingdom Cosmik Racing
Germany Christian Danner
Greece Costas Los
Sweden Anders Olofsson
March 84G Y 9
Porsche Type-956 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
25
WD
C2 85 Japan Mazdaspeed Japan Yoshimi Katayama
Japan Takashi Yorino
Mazda 737C D 8
Mazda 13B 1.3 L 2-Rotor
26
WD
C2 86 Japan Mazdaspeed Japan Yojiro Terada
Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy
Mazda 737C D 8
Mazda 13B 1.3 L 2-Rotor
27
WD
C1 33 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Austria Jo Gartner
Republic of Ireland Michael Roe
Porsche 956B Y 6
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
28
WD
C1 48 Japan Alpha Cubic Racing Team Japan Noritake Takahara
Japan Chiyomi Totani
Porsche 956B  ? 6
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
29
WD
C1 51 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Denmark John Nielsen
New Zealand Mike Thackwell
Jaguar XJR-6 D 4
Jaguar 6.2 L V12
30
WD
C1 52 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Germany Hans Heyer
United Kingdom Steve Soper
Jaguar XJR-6 D 4
Jaguar 6.2 L V12
31
WD
C1 23 Switzerland Cheetah Automobiles Switzerland Belgium Bernard de Dryver
France Laurent Ferrier
Cheetah G604 D 3
Aston Martin-Tickford 5.3 L V8
32
WD
C1 8 Germany New Man Joest Racing Germany "John Winter"
France Paul Belmondo
Colombia Mauricio DeNarvaez
Porsche 956 D 2
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
33
WD
C1 1 Germany Rothmans Porsche Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Porsche 962C D 0
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
34
WD
C1 2 Germany Rothmans Porsche Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Porsche 956 D 0
Porsche Type-935 2.6 L Turbo Flat-6
35
WD
C2 74 Germany Gebhardt Motorsport Sweden Stanley Dickens
Germany Frank Jelinski
Canada John Graham
Gebhardt JC853 A 0
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 L V8
DNS C1 47 Japan Garage Italiya France Henri Pescarolo
Italy Lucio Cesario
Lancia LC2  ? -
Ferrari 308C 3.0 L Turbo V8
DNQ C2 99 United Kingdom Roy Baker Promotion Ford United Kingdom Roy Baker
United States Bill Bean
Tiga GC284 A -
Ford Cosworth BDT 1.8 L Turbo I4
DNQ GTU 176 Japan Norikura Engineering Japan Yoshimasa Fujiwara
Japan Makio Nonaka
Japan Junichi Igura
Nissan Silvia  ? -
Nissan 2.0 L I6

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #2 Rothmans Porsche - 1:15.92
  • Average Speed - 135.379 km/h

References[edit]


World Sportscar Championship
Previous race:
1985 1000 km of Brands Hatch
1985 season Next race:
1985 800 km of Selangor
All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
Previous race:
1985 1000 km of Suzuka
1985 season Next race:
1985 500 km of Fuji