1997 JGTC season

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1997 JGTC season
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The 1997 JGTC season was the fourth season of the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. The GT500 champion was the #36 Castrol TOM'S Toyota Supra driven by Michael Krumm and Pedro de la Rosa and the GT300 class champion was the #19 Bandoh Racing Nissan Silvia driven by Hideo Fukuyama and Manabu Orido.

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Suzuka GT 300 Japan Suzuka Circuit March 30
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 HiLand GT Championship Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway June 29
4 Japan Special GT-Cup Japan Fuji Speedway August 10
5 CP Mine GT Race Japan Mine Circuit October 5
6 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO October 26
NC Nicos Cup GT Allstar Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi November 16


Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka Circuit #2 Zexel NISMO GT-R #19 Bandoh Racing Nissan Silvia
Japan Aguri Suzuki
France Erik Comas
Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Manabu Orido
2 Mt. Fuji #39 Denso Team SARD Toyota Supra #26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
3 Sendai #36 Castrol TOM'S Toyota Supra #25 Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota MR-2
Germany Michael Krumm
Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
Japan Masaoki Nagashima
4 Mt. Fuji #39 Denso Team SARD Toyota Supra #26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
5 Mine Circuit #36 Castrol TOM'S Toyota Supra #19 Bandoh Racing Nissan Silvia
Germany Michael Krumm
Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Manabu Orido
6 Sportsland SUGO #5 Team 5Zigen Toyota Supra #71 Team Sigmatech Porsche 993
Japan Eiichi Tajima
Belgium Marc Goossens
Japan Kaoru Hoshino
Japan Masaki Jyonai
NC Twin Ring Motegi #2 Zexel NISMO GT-R #27 Ferrari Club Japan Ferrari F355
Japan Aguri Suzuki
France Erik Comas
Japan Tetsuya Ota
Sweden Anders Olofsson
#2 Zexel NISMO GT-R #27 Ferrari Club Japan Ferrari F355
Japan Aguri Suzuki
France Erik Comas
Japan Tetsuya Ota
Sweden Anders Olofsson

Point Ranking[edit]

GT500 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Germany Michael Krumm
Spain Pedro de la Rosa
#36 Castrol TOM'S Toyota Supra 67 2
2 Japan Masami Kageyama #39 Denso Team SARD Toyota Supra 67 2
3 Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Masanori Sekiya
#37 Castrol TOM'S Toyota Supra 64 0
4 Japan Aguri Suzuki #2 Zexel NISMO GT-R 60 1
5 Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa #39 Denso Team SARD Toyota Supra 52 2

GT300 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Manabu Orido
#19 Bandoh Racing Nissan Silvia 90 2
2 Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Morio Nitta
#26 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 964 89 2
3 Japan Masaoki Nagashima #25 Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota MR-2 52 1
4 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya #25 Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota MR-2 52 1
5 Japan Kaoru Hoshino
Japan Masaki Jyonai
#71 Team Sigmatech Porsche 993 51 1

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