1990 Japanese Touring Car Championship season

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1990 Japanese Touring Car Championship
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The 1990 Japanese Touring Car Championship season was the 6th edition of the series. It began at Nishi Nippon on 18 March and finished after six events at Fuji Speedway on 11 November. The championship was won by Kazuyoshi Hoshino, driving for Team Impul.[1][2]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Hasemi Motorsport Nissan BNR32 Skyline GT-R 1 Japan Masahiro Hasemi JTC-1 All
Sweden Anders Olofsson All
Endless Project Ford Sierra RS500 2 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya JTC-1 All
Japan Takao Wada All
Art Nature Ford Sierra RS500 3 Japan Taku Akaike JTC-1 All
Japan Yojiro Terada All
Cara Racing BMW M3 4 Japan Toru Kato JTC-2 2
Japan Fuminori Mizuno 2-6
Japan Tetsuya Ota 3-5
Japan Toru Sawada 4-6
Japan Shuji Huzii 6
Team Koyama Garage Isuzu Gemini JT190 5 Japan Tomokazu Sakata JTC-3 2-4
Japan Isao Shibata 2
Japan Akihiro Higashi 3
Japan Michiko Okuyama 4
Isuzu Gemini JT191 Japan Tomokazu Sakata JTC-3 6
Japan Isao Shibata 6
Japan Akihiro Higashi 6
Toyota Team TOM's Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 6 Japan Kaoru Hoshino JTC-3 All
Japan Shunji Kasuya 1
Japan Kaori Okamoto 2
Argentina Víctor Rosso 3, 5-6
Japan Kaoru Ito 4
7 JTC-3 1-3, 5-6
Japan Kaori Okamoto 1, 4, 6
Argentina Víctor Rosso 2
Japan Michiko Okuyama 3
Japan Masaki Tanaka 4
Japan Masami Kageyama 5
Japan Yasushi Takashi 5
Japan Soshiki Katsura 6
Toyota MA70 Supra Turbo-A 36 Japan Hitoshi Ogawa JTC-1 1, 3
Japan Masanori Sekiya 1-2, 4
Japan Takuya Kurosawa 2-6
Japan Migaku Wataru 2-6
Japan Yoshiyasu Tachi 5-6
37 Japan Takuya Kurosawa JTC-1 1
Japan Migaku Wataru 1
Japan Shunji Kasuya 2-3, 5-6
Japan Yoshiyasu Tachi 2-4, 6
Japan Naoji Sugisaki 4-6
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 38 Japan Hitoshi Ogawa JTC-3 5-6
Japan Masanori Sekiya 5-6
39 Japan Tomohiro Aiba JTC-3 6
Japan Michiko Okuyama 6
Japan Satoshi Yamaguchi 6
FET Racing Ford Sierra RS500 8 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki JTC-1 All
Japan Kazuo Mogi All
TOM's Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 9 Japan Masahiro Matsunaga JTC-3 All
Japan Junko Mihara All
Japan Michiko Okuyama 1
Japan Kenji Moriya 2-3
Japan Hideo Uehara 5-6
Team Over Take BMW M3 10 Hong Kong Charles Kwan JTC-2 3-4
Hong Kong Kevin Wong 3-4
Hong Kong K. Che Hong 4
BMW M3 Sport Evolution Japan Eiichi Tajima JTC-2 6
Hong Kong Kevin Wong 6
BMW M3 16 Hong Kong Winston Mak JTC-2 3-4
Hong Kong K. Che Hong 3
Japan Kiyohiko Ito 4
BMW M3 Sport Evolution Hong Kong Charles Kwan JTC-2 6
Hong Kong Winston Mak 6
Object T Ford Sierra RS500 11 Japan Hisashi Yokoshima JTC-1 All
Japan Masahiko Kageyama 1-4
Japan Hideshi Matsuda 5-6
22 JTC-1 1-4
Japan Kazuo Shimizu 1-4
Nissan BNR32 Skyline GT-R JTC-1 5-6
Japan Masahiko Kageyama 5-6
Team Impul Nissan BNR32 Skyline GT-R 12 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino JTC-1 All
Japan Toshio Suzuki All
Suntec Racing Ford Sierra RS500 13 United States Jeff Krosnoff JTC-1 All
Italy Mauro Martini All
Mooncraft Honda Civic EF9 14 Japan Shigeru Muramatsu JTC-3 1
Japan Akihiko Nakaya 1
Japan Hisatoyo Goto 2-6
Japan Naoki Hattori 2-6
Nakajima Planning Honda Civic EF9 15 JTC-3 1
Japan Koji Sato All
Japan Akihiko Nakaya 2-6
Asano Racing Service Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 18 Japan Takeo Asano JTC-3 All
Japan Makoto Hagiwara All
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 19 Japan Masakazu Hamana JTC-3 3-6
Japan Hiroyuki Kawai 3-6
Japan Tadashi Nishigaichi 3
Napolex Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 20 Italy Paolo Barilla JTC-1 6
United Kingdom Robb Gravett 6
Sweden Stefan Johansson 6
JRDA/Moritani Honda Civic EF3 21 Japan Nao Maekawa JTC-3 1
Japan Masami Miyoshi 1
90 JTC-3 2-6
Japan Masahiko Hanayama 2
Japan Nao Maekawa 3, 6
Japan Keiichi Kobayashi 3
Japan Kyoshitsu Yuki 3, 6
Japan Norio Ajiro 4
Japan Toshihiro Yoshida 5-6
Team Advan Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 25 Japan Morio Nitta JTC-3 All
Japan Keiichi Suzuki All
28 Japan Shinichi Aoki JTC-3 1
Japan Akira Shibata All
Japan Akihiro Oshima 2-6
Team Taisan BMW M3 26 United Kingdom Will Hoy JTC-21 1-4
Japan Kenji Takahashi 1-4
BMW M3 Sport Evolution United Kingdom Will Hoy JTC-2 5-6
Japan Kenji Takahashi 5-6
Trust Racing Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 27 Japan Masakazu Hamana JTC-3 2
Japan Mitsutake Koma 2-6
Japan Tatsuhiko Seki 3-6
Japan Kazuhisa Shimura 4-5
Japan Ryusaku Hitomi 6
B-ing Kegani Racing BMW M3 29 Japan Yasuo Kusakabe JTC-21 1-3
Japan Shinya Yamauchi 1-3
BMW M3 Sport Evolution Japan Yasuo Kusakabe JTC-2 4-6
Japan Shinya Yamauchi 4-6
Racing Forum Honda Civic EF3 33 Japan Yasuo Muramatsu JTC-3 1-5
Japan Tomohiko Tsutsumi 1-5
Honda Civic EF9 Japan Yasuo Muramatsu JTC-3 6
Japan Seiichi Sodeyama 6
Japan Tomohiko Tsutsumi 6
Auto Tech Racing BMW M3 35 Japan Takamasa Nakagawa JTC-21 1-4, 6
Austria Roland Ratzenberger 1-4, 6
BMW M3 Sport Evolution Japan Takamasa Nakagawa JTC-2 5
Austria Roland Ratzenberger 5
BMW M3 72 Japan Norio Makiguchi JTC-2 4-6
Japan Hiroyuki Noji 4-6
Japan Sanshu Tanaka 6
City Life 43 Ford Sierra RS500 43 Japan Naoki Nagasaka JTC-1 All
Japan Mamoru Takashi 1-5
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts 5-6
Toyota Team Thailand Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 45 Japan Hidenori Okuzumi JTC-3 6
Thailand Sutthipong Samitchart 6
Thailand Suphot Kasikam 6
59 Japan Tomohiro Aiba JTC-3 6
Thailand Prasert Aphiphunya 6
Thailand Kriangkrai Limnantarak 6
FMR BMW M3 56 Japan Hirokazu Kashihara JTC-2 2-4
Japan Susumu Shinozuka 2-4
Japan Fumio Mutoh 5-6
Japan Motoshi Sekine 5-6
Team Yamato Honda Civic EF3 67 Japan Tsugio Oba JTC-3 3, 5-6
Japan Yoshiaki Sato 3, 5-6
Japan Yasuo Kezuka 6
Hitotsuyama Racing BMW M3 70 Japan Hideo Fukuyama JTC-2 2-6
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 2, 5-6
Japan Akira Yasunaga 2-4
Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 3-4
Japan Yoshimi Watanabe 3
72 Japan Norio Makiguchi JTC-2 2-3
Japan Hiroyuki Noji 2-3
Allan Moffat Enterprises Ford Sierra RS500 91 Australia Gregg Hansford JTC-1 6
Australia Allan Moffat 6
Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz 6
Team CMS Sweden Ford Sierra RS500 99 Sweden Christer Simonsen JTC-1 6
Sweden Kurt Simonsen 6
Mugen Honda Honda Civic EF9 100 Japan Osamu Nakako JTC-3 All
Japan Hideki Okada All
Icon Class
JTC-1 over 2500cc
JTC-2 1601-2500cc
JTC-3 Up to 1600cc

1Due to insufficient JTC-2 entries at Round 1, the class was combined with JTC-1.

Calendar[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Round Circuit Date JTC-1 Winning Team JTC-2 Winning Team JTC-3 Winning Team
JTC-1 Winning Drivers JTC-2 Winning Drivers JTC-3 Winning Drivers
1 Japan Nishi Nippon, Yamaguchi 18 March #12 Team Impul N/A #14 Mooncraft
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
N/A Japan Shigeru Muramatsu
Japan Akihiko Nakaya
2 Japan Sportsland SUGO, Miyagi 20 May #12 Team Impul #29 B-ing Kegani Racing #25 Team Advan
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Yasuo Kusakabe
Japan Shinya Yamauchi
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
3 Japan Suzuka Circuit, Mie 1 July #1 Hasemi Motorsport #35 Auto Tech Racing #100 Mugen Honda
Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Sweden Anders Olofsson
Japan Takamasa Nakagawa
Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Japan Osamu Nakako
Japan Hideki Okada
4 Japan Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki 19 August #12 Team Impul #35 Auto Tech Racing #25 Team Advan
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Takamasa Nakagawa
Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
5 Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway, Miyagi 30 September #12 Team Impul #26 Team Taisan #100 Mugen Honda
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
United Kingdom Will Hoy
Japan Kenji Takahashi
Japan Osamu Nakako
Japan Hideki Okada
6 Japan Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka 11 November #12 Team Impul #29 B-ing Kegani Racing #25 Team Advan
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Yasuo Kusakabe
Japan Shinya Yamauchi
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Keiichi Suzuki

Championship Standings[edit]

Points were awarded 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 to the overall top 10 as well as top 10 finishers in each class, with no bonus points for pole positions or fastest laps. All scores counted towards the championship. In cases where teammates tied on points, the driver who completed the greater distance during the season was given the higher classification.

Pos Driver NIS SUG SUZ TSU SEN FUJ Pts Distance
1 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 1 1 2 1 1 1 230 1240.77 km
2 Japan Toshio Suzuki 1 1 2 1 1 1 230 960.16 km
3 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 2 2 1 Ret 2 2 160 1066.31 km
4 Sweden Anders Olofsson 2 2 1 Ret 2 2 160 832.85 km
5 Japan Keiichi Suzuki 15 8 17 6 12 8 104 1119.25 km
6 Japan Morio Nitta 15 8 17 6 12 8 104 946.84 km
7 Austria Roland Ratzenberger 9 10 8 4 14 18 98 1098.15 km
8 Japan Takamasa Nakagawa 9 10 8 4 14 18 98 947.92 km
9 Japan Hisashi Yokoshima 4 3 5 Ret 6 5 88 Unknown
10 Japan Masahiko Kageyama 4 3 5 Ret 3 Ret 84 Unknown
11/12 Japan Yasuo Kusakabe 10 9 15 10 26 7 79 Unknown
11/12 Japan Shinya Yamauchi 10 9 15 10 26 7 79 Unknown
13/14 Japan Osamu Nakako 16 11 11 19 9 12 78 Unknown
13/14 Japan Hideki Okada 16 11 11 19 9 12 78 Unknown
15 Japan Hideshi Matsuda Ret Ret 4 3 6 5 72 Unknown
16/17 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki 6 4 3 14 7 21 72 Unknown
16/17 Japan Kazuo Mogi 6 4 3 14 7 21 72 Unknown
18 Japan Kazuo Shimizu Ret Ret 4 3 3 Ret 68 Unknown
19/20 United Kingdom Will Hoy 7 Ret 9 9 8 Ret 62 Unknown
19/20 Japan Kenji Takahashi 7 Ret 9 9 8 Ret 62 Unknown
21/22 Japan Taku Akaike 8 Ret 10 2 22 4 61 Unknown
21/22 Japan Yojiro Terada 8 Ret 10 2 22 4 61 Unknown
23 Japan Masanori Sekiya 5 7 8 16 10 57 Unknown
24 Japan Akihiko Nakaya 11 Ret 13 11 29 15 56 Unknown
25/26 United States Jeff Krosnoff 3 5 7 Ret 11 Ret 51 Unknown
25/26 Italy Mauro Martini 3 5 7 Ret 11 Ret 51 Unknown
27 Japan Koji Sato 14 Ret 13 11 29 15 49 Unknown
28/29 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya Ret 6 6 Ret 4 Ret 44 Unknown
28/29 Japan Takao Wada Ret 6 6 Ret 4 Ret 44 Unknown
30 Japan Naoki Hattori 14 15 Ret 18 10 23 44 Unknown
31 Japan Hideo Fukuyama Ret Ret 5 27 17 41 Unknown
32 Japan Hitoshi Ogawa 5 23 16 10 39 Unknown
33 Japan Naoki Nagasaka 12 Ret Ret 7 5 9 36 Unknown
34 Japan Hisatoyo Goto 15 Ret 18 10 23 32 Unknown
35 Japan Masami Miyoshi 17 Ret 18 DNQ 13 13 32 Unknown
36 Japan Fuminori Mizuno 14 16 Ret 17 Ret 32 Unknown
37/38 Japan Yasuo Muramatsu 13 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 31 Unknown
37/38 Japan Tomohiko Tsutsumi 13 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 31 Unknown
39 Hong Kong Kevin Wong 21 20 14 29 Unknown
40/41 Australia Gregg Hansford 3 24 Unknown
40/41 Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz 3 24 Unknown
42/43 Japan Norio Makiguchi 13 Ret 12 28 Ret 24 Unknown
42/43 Japan Hiroyuki Noji 13 Ret 12 28 Ret 24 Unknown
44 Argentina Víctor Rosso 12 14 Ret Ret 24 Unknown
45 Japan Mitsutake Koma 18 19 13 23 Ret 24 Unknown
46 Japan Akira Yasunaga Ret Ret 5 23 Unknown
47 Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama Ret 5 23 Unknown
48 Japan Masakazu Hamana 18 20 Ret 21 11 23 Unknown
49 United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts 5 9 22 Unknown
50 Japan Nao Maekawa 17 18 13 22 Unknown
51 Japan Tetsuya Ota 16 Ret 17 22 Unknown
52 Hong Kong Charles Kwan 21 20 20 22 Unknown
53/54 Japan Takuya Kurosawa Ret 7 23 8 Ret Ret 20 Unknown
53/54 Japan Migaku Wataru Ret 7 23 8 Ret Ret 20 Unknown
55 Japan Shigeru Muramatsu 11 20 Unknown
56 Japan Tatsuhiko Seki 19 13 23 Ret 20 Unknown
57 Japan Hiroyuki Kawai 20 Ret 21 11 19 Unknown
58 Japan Kaoru Ito 19 12 Ret Ret 20 Ret 19 Unknown
59 Japan Kaoru Hoshino Ret 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 18 Unknown
60/61 Japan Takeo Asano Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret Ret 18 Unknown
60/61 Japan Makoto Hagiwara Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret Ret 18 Unknown
62 Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama Ret 27 17 18 Unknown
63 Japan Kyushitsu Yuki 18 13 16 Unknown
64/65 Japan Fumio Mutoh 18 24 16 Unknown
64/65 Japan Motoshi Sekine 18 24 16 Unknown
66 Japan Eiichi Tajima 14 15 Unknown
67 Japan Kaori Okamoto 19 17 17 Ret 15 Unknown
68 Japan Mamoru Takashi 12 Ret Ret 7 DNS 14 Unknown
69/70 Sweden Christer Simonsen 6 12 Unknown
69/70 Sweden Kurt Simonsen 6 12 Unknown
71 Japan Kazuhisa Shimura 13 DNS 12 Unknown
72 Japan Yoshimi Watanabe 17 12 Unknown
73 Japan Toshihiro Yoshida 13 DNS 10 Unknown
74 Japan Toru Kato 14 10 Unknown
75 Japan Keiichi Kobayashi 18 8 Unknown
76 Hong Kong Winston Mak Ret Ret 20 8 Unknown
77 Japan Shunji Kasuya Ret Ret 12 19 16 7 Unknown
78 Japan Akira Shibata 18 Ret 22 Ret 25 Ret 7 Unknown
79 Japan Masaki Tanaka 17 6 Unknown
80 Hong Kong K. Che Hong Ret 20 6 Unknown
81 Japan Yoshiyasu Tachi rowspan=2 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 5 Unknown
16
82 Japan Naoji Sugisaki Ret 19 16 5 Unknown
83 Japan Shinichi Aoki 18 4 Unknown
84/85 ThailandPrasert Aphiphunya 19 4 Unknown
84/85 Thailand Kriangkrai Limnantarak 19 4 Unknown
86 Japan Tadashi Nishigaichi 20 4 Unknown
87 Japan Masami Kageyama 20 4 Unknown
88/89 Japan Masahiro Matsunaga 20 Ret Ret DNQ 24 DNS 3 Unknown
88/89 Japan Junko Mihara 20 Ret Ret DNQ 24 DNS 3 Unknown
90 Japan Akihiro Oshima Ret 22 Ret 25 Ret 3 Unknown
91/92 Thailand Sutthipong Samitchart 22 3 Unknown
91/92 Thailand Kasikam Suphot 22 3 Unknown
93 Japan Michiko Okuyama 20 Ret DNQ Ret 2 Unknown
94 Japan Hideo Uehara 24 DNS 1 Unknown
NC Japan Tomokazu Sakata Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Tsugio Oba Ret Ret Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Yoshiaki Sato Ret Ret Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Kenji Moriya Ret Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Isao Shibata Ret Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Hirokazu Kashihara Ret Ret DNQ 0 Unknown
NC Japan Susumu Shinozuka Ret Ret DNQ 0 Unknown
NC Japan Tomohiro Aiba rowspan=2 rowspan=2 rowspan=2 rowspan=2 rowspan=2 Ret 0 Unknown
DNS
NC Japan Masahiko Hanayama Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Akihiro Higashi Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Kiyohiko Ito Ret 0 Unknown
NC Italy Paolo Barilla Ret 0 Unknown
NC United Kingdom Robb Gravett Ret 0 Unknown
NC Sweden Stefan Johansson Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Shuji Huzii Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Seiichi Sodeyama Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Ryusaku Hitomi Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Yasuo Kezuka Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Kawaji Takahashi Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Satoshi Yamaguchi Ret 0 Unknown
NC Japan Toru Sawada DNS DNS DNS 0 0.00 km
NC Japan Yasushi Takashi DNS 0 0.00 km
NC Australia Allan Moffat DNS 0 0.00 km
NC Japan Sanshu Tanaka DNS 0 0.00 km
NC Japan Soshiki Katsura DNS 0 0.00 km
NC Japan Hidenori Okuzumi DNS 0 0.00 km
NC Japan Norio Ajiro DNQ 0 0.00 km
Pos Driver NIS SUG SUZ TSU SEN FUJ Pts Distance
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest lap

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