1998 JGTC season

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1998 JGTC season
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The 1998 JGTC season was the fifth season of the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. The GT500 champion was the #23 Pennzoil NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R driven by Erik Comas and Masami Kageyama and the GT300 class champion was the #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2 driven by Keiichi Suzuki and Shingo Tachi.

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Suzuka GT 300 Japan Suzuka Circuit March 22
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Japan Fuji Speedway May 3
3 HiLand GT Championship Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway June 28
4 Japan Special GT-Cup Japan Fuji Speedway August 9
5 Motegi GT Championship Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi September 13
6 CP Mine GT Race Japan Mine Circuit October 11
7 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO October 25
NC Nicos Cup GT Allstar Race Japan TI Circuit November 15

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka Circuit #23 Pennzoil NISMO GT-R #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Japan Masami Kageyama
France Erik Comas
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi
2 Mt. Fuji Cancelled[1]
3 Sendai #23 Pennzoil NISMO GT-R #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Japan Masami Kageyama
France Erik Comas
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi
4 Mt. Fuji #64 Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Japan Koji Yamanishi
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi
5 Twin Ring Motegi #16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX #77 Cusco Subaru Impreza
Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Osamu Nakako
Japan Katsuo Kobayashi
Japan Hideyuki Tamamoto
6 Mine Circuit #100 Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi
7 Sportsland SUGO #16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Osamu Nakako
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi
NC TI Circuit #64 Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Japan Koji Yamanishi
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi

Point Ranking[edit]

GT500 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 France Erik Comas
Japan Masami Kageyama
#23 Pennzoil NISMO GT-R 67 2
2 Netherlands Tom Coronel
Japan Koji Yamanishi
#64 Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX 50 1
3 Japan Takuya Kurosawa
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
#12 Calsonic Impul GT-R 49 0
4 Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Osamu Nakako
#16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX 48 2
5 Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
#3 Hasemi Motorsports GT-R 37 0

GT300 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan Shingo Tachi
#25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2 106 5
2 Japan Manabu Orido #19 Bandoh Racing Toyota Celica 46 0
3 Japan Morio Nitta #44 MOMOCORSE A'PEX MR-2 45 0
4 Japan Hiroki Kato #21 Hitotsuyama Racing BMW M3 44 0
5 Japan Akihiko Nakaya
Japan Takahiko Hara
#61 Team Taeivon Ralliart Mitsubishi FTO 37 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JGTC Fog Bank Ends 2nd Round of GTC". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. 

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