1994 Japanese Touring Car Championship season

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1994 Japanese Touring Car Championship
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The 1994 Japanese Touring Car Championship season was the 10th edition of the series and the first to be run under Class II regulations. It began at Autopolis on 24 April and finished after nine events at Fuji Speedway on 30 October. The championship was won by Masanori Sekiya, driving for Toyota Team TOM's.[1][2][3]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318i 1 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 9
73 3-4
Germany Leopold Prinz von Bayern 1-2, 5-9
2 United Kingdom Steve Soper 9
10 1-8
Team Taisan BMW 318i 2 Japan Kazuo Mogi 1-8
26 9
Nismo Nissan Primera P10 3 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 1-7, 9
12 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 1-7, 9
Nissan Sunny B14 31 Japan Akira Iida 6-9
32 Japan Masahiko Kageyama 6-9
Trans Global BMW 318i 5 Japan Mutsuaki Sanada 9
YTR Mazdaspeed Mazda Lantis 1-4, 7
6 Japan Yojiro Terada 1-2, 4-8
9 9
Motorola Pagers Racing BMW 318i 6 United Kingdom Justin Bell 9
51 United Kingdom Tim Harvey 9
FET Racing Toyota Corolla AE100 7 Japan Naoki Nagasaka All
8 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki All
Object T Honda Civic Ferio 11 Japan Takahiko Hara All
Toyota Corona T190 33 Japan Yasuo Muramatsu 1-5
Germany Michael Krumm 7-9
Mooncraft Honda Civic Ferio 14 Japan Naoki Hattori 2-9
Nakajima Planning Honda Civic Ferio 15 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka All
Castrol Mugen Honda Honda Civic Ferio 16 Japan Osamu Nakako 2-9
Team Advan BMW 318i 17 Japan Tatsuhiko Kaneumi 2-4, 6-9
18 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita 2, 4-9
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Sprinter Marino 19 Japan Masahiro Matsunaga All
Unknown Mazda Lantis 20 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 1
Hitotsuyama Racing BMW 318i 21 Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 1-2, 4, 7, 9
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 3, 5-6, 8
22 9
Japan Takayuki Kinoshita 1
Japan Fuminori Mizuno 2, 4
Kondō Racing Nissan HR33 Skyline GTS 23 Japan Kaoru Iida 3, 7, 9
Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota Corolla Ceres 25 Japan Keiichi Suzuki 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Japan Morio Nitta 2, 4, 6, 8
Team Kunimitsu Honda Civic Ferio 27 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya 2, 4-9
Team Take One BMW 318i 30 Japan Akihiko Nakaya All
Auto Tech Racing BMW 318i 35 United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott All
Toyota Team TOM's Toyota Corona T190 36 Japan Masanori Sekiya All
37 Japan Aguri Suzuki 1, 3-9
Japan Masami Kageyama 2
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Corona T190 38 Japan Takuya Kurosawa All
39 Denmark Tom Kristensen All
Unicorse Alfa Romeo 155 TS 55 Italy Giambattista Busi 7-9
Team Gathers Honda Civic Ferio 77 Japan Kazuo Shimizu 2, 4-9
Team HKS Vauxhall Cavalier 87 United Kingdom Anthony Reid All
Team Doricome Honda Civic Ferio 88 Germany Armin Hahne 9
Team Tanabe Mazda Lantis 99 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 8-9

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Japan Autopolis, Ōita 24 April Denmark Tom Kristensen United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid Team HKS
R2 United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid Team HKS
2 R3 Japan Sportsland SUGO, Miyagi 15 May Denmark Tom Kristensen Japan Masanori Sekiya Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
R4 Denmark Tom Kristensen United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
3 R5 Japan Tokachi International Speedway, Hokkaidō 19 June Japan Aguri Suzuki Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Anthony Reid Team HKS
R6 United Kingdom Steve Soper Japan Masanori Sekiya Toyota Team TOM's
4 R7 Japan Suzuka Circuit, Mie 3 July United Kingdom Steve Soper Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
R8 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
5 R9 Japan Mine Central Circuit, Yamaguchi 17 July Denmark Tom Kristensen Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
R10 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
6 R11 Japan TI Circuit Aida, Okayama 7 August United Kingdom Anthony Reid Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
R12 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
7 R13 Japan Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki 21 August United Kingdom Steve Soper Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Masanori Sekiya Toyota Team TOM's
R14 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka Japan Masanori Sekiya Toyota Team TOM's
8 R15 Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway, Miyagi 25 September Denmark Tom Kristensen United Kingdom Steve Soper United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
R16 Denmark Tom Kristensen United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
9 R17 Japan Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka 30 October Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Denmark Tom Kristensen Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Motorsport
R18 United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid Team HKS

Championship Standings[edit]

Points were awarded 15, 12, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to the top 10 finishers in each race, with no bonus points for pole positions or fastest laps. Drivers counted their 13 best scores.

Pos Driver AUT SUG TOK SUZ MIN AID TSU SEN FUJ Pts
1 Japan Masanori Sekiya 2 3 17 Ret 2 1 4 3 Ret 2 Ret 5 1 1 6 3 6 3 135
2 Denmark Tom Kristensen 5 6 1 12 4 7 1 1 2 DNS 1 1 NC 5 2 5 24 6 134
3 United Kingdom Steve Soper Ret 7 3 1 6 9 2 2 1 1 9 3 Ret DNS 1 1 Ret 7 132
4 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 1 1 Ret DNS 1 3 12 5 7 8 Ret 7 5 Ret 9 Ret 2 1 106
5 Japan Aguri Suzuki 9 5 3 2 5 4 Ret 3 2 2 3 DNS 3 Ret 5 8 102
6 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 4 2 4 2 9 8 6 8 5 Ret 5 Ret Ret DNS 4 5 76
7 Japan Naoki Hattori 9 11 10 6 8 7 3 10 3 4 Ret Ret 4 2 7 12 64
8 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 3 Ret Ret 3 7 Ret 3 20 16 Ret 4 Ret Ret DNS 1 Ret 53
9 United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott 7 4 5 Ret Ret 11 11 10 9 6 8 Ret 6 12 16 15 Ret Ret 33
10 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 8 4 Ret Ret 3 2 31
11 Japan Osamu Nakako Ret 6 12 Ret 16 Ret 4 7 12 17 10 Ret 5 6 26 13 28
12 Japan Keiichi Suzuki 6 8 5 5 Ret 4 Ret DNS DNS DNS 27
13 Japan Akira Iida 14 13 4 2 8 Ret 12 10 24
14 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka Ret 12 Ret DNS Ret Ret 10 9 6 Ret 18 DNS 2 Ret 11 7 DNS 14 24
15 Germany Leopold Prinz von Bayern 10 9 7 7 Ret DNS 10 6 15 DNS 7 8 DNS DNS 24
16 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya 8 4 17 16 Ret Ret 16 11 8 4 13 11 13 Ret 20
17 Japan Naoki Nagasaka Ret 10 6 16 11 10 7 6 Ret DNS 7 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 11 11 20
18 Japan Takuya Kurosawa 8 DNS Ret DNS DNS Ret 9 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 10 9 9 18
19 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki 13 17 Ret 9 15 Ret Ret 11 Ret DNS 6 Ret NC 11 20 16 8 4 17
20 Japan Akihiko Nakaya 11 Ret 10 Ret 13 12 Ret 21 10 5 Ret 8 12 Ret 10 9 Ret 23 14
21 Japan Masami Kageyama 2 Ret 12
22 Japan Masahiko Kageyama 21 10 Ret 3 Ret DNS 14 18 10
23 Italy Giambattista Busi DNQ DNQ 14 4 10 27 8
24 Germany Michael Krumm 7 7 Ret DNS 27 22 8
25 Japan Yojiro Terada 18 15 15 8 20 17 14 9 17 15 17 9 21 21 DNS DNS 7
26 Japan Fuminori Mizuno 12 5 15 15 6
27 Japan Masahiro Matsunaga 16 11 13 13 14 Ret 19 Ret Ret DNS 13 9 9 10 17 20 DNS DNS 5
28 Japan Kazuo Mogi 12 18 Ret DNS DNS Ret 14 12 15 Ret 11 Ret 11 8 Ret DNS DNS NC 3
29 Japan Takahiko Hara 19 14 16 10 16 15 13 13 11 12 15 16 Ret DNS 15 12 15 17 1
30 Japan Mutsuaki Sanada 14 Ret 11 Ret 17 13 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ 19 21 0
31 Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 18 14 17 11 19 14 22 19 22 26 0
32 Japan Kazuo Shimizu 14 15 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 12 13 Ret 18 18 16 20 0
33 Japan Morio Nitta Ret DNS 23 Ret Ret DNS 12 13 0
34 Japan Yasuo Muramatsu NC Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret DNS 12 Ret 0
35 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita NC Ret 18 14 13 Ret Ret DNS 14 Ret Ret 14 25 DSQ 0
36 Japan Tatsuhiko Kaneumi NC 14 Ret Ret 22 19 20 Ret 16 13 23 Ret Ret 25 0
37 Japan Takayuki Kinoshita 15 13 0
38 Germany Armin Hahne 21 15 0
39 Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 17 16 Ret Ret 21 18 Ret DNS DNS 24 0
40 United Kingdom Tim Harvey 17 16 0
41 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 19 17 18 19 0
42 United Kingdom Justin Bell 20 Ret 0
43 Japan Kaoru Iida Ret Ret Ret DNS 23 28 0
NC Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver AUT SUG TOK SUZ MIN AID TSU SEN FUJ Pts
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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