1996 JGTC season

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1996 JGTC season
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The 1996 JGTC season was the third season of the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. The GT500 champion was the #61 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR driven by David Brabham and John Nielsen and the GT300 class champion was the #26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964 driven by Keiichi Suzuki and Morio Nitta.

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Suzuka GT 300 Japan Suzuka Circuit March 31
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 HiLand GT Championship Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway June 30
4 Japan Special GT-Cup Japan Fuji Speedway August 11
5 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO October 6
6 CP Mine GT Race Japan Mine Circuit October 27
NC Nicos Cup GT Allstar Race Japan Central Circuit November 17

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka Circuit #60 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR #26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964
Japan Naoki Hattori
Germany Ralf Schumacher
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
2 Mt. Fuji #61 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR #910 Racing Porsche 993
Australia David Brabham
Denmark John Nielsen
Japan Seiichi Sodeyama
Japan Naoki Nagasaka
3 Sendai #37 Castrol Cerumo Toyota Supra #72 Makiguchi Engineering BMW M3
Japan Hironori Takeuchi
France Erik Comas
Japan Morio Makiguchi
Japan Takayuki Kinoshita
4 Mt. Fuji #1 Calsonic Hoshino Racing GT-R #910 Racing Porsche 993
Japan Masahiko Kageyama
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Seiichi Sodeyama
Japan Naoki Nagasaka
5 Sportsland SUGO #60 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR #26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964
Japan Naoki Hattori
Germany Ralf Schumacher
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
6 Mine Circuit #60 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR #26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964
Japan Naoki Hattori
Germany Ralf Schumacher
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
NC Central Circuit #3 Hasemi Motorsports GT-R #7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7
Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto

Point Ranking[edit]

GT500 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Australia David Brabham
Denmark John Nielsen
#61 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR 63 1
2 Japan Naoki Hattori
Germany Ralf Schumacher
#60 Team Lark McLaren F1 GTR 60 3
3 France Erik Comas #37 Castrol Cerumo Toyota Supra 55 1
4 Japan Masahiko Kageyama
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
#1 Calsonic Hoshino Racing GT-R 54 1
5 Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
#3 Hasemi Motorsports GT-R 47 0

GT300 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
#26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964 90 3
2 Japan Seiichi Sodeyama #910 Racing Porsche 993 65 2
3 Japan Morio Makiguchi
Japan Takayuki Kinoshita
#72 Makiguchi Engineering BMW M3 53 1
4 Japan Naoki Nagasaka #910 Racing Porsche 993 50 2
5 Japan Katsunori Iketani
Japan Kazuo Mogi
#31 Cobra Racing Team Porsche 993 46 0

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