2000 JGTC season

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2000 JGTC season
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The 2000 JGTC season was the 7th season of Japan GT premiere racing. The GT500 champion of 2000 was the #16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX team driven by Ryo Michigami and the GT300 class champion was the #26 Advan Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996 driven by Hideo Fukuyama.

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Nismo Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 1 France Érik Comas B All
Japan Masami Kageyama All
2 Germany Michael Krumm All
Japan Yuji Ide 1
Japan Ukyo Katayama 2–7, NC
Hasemi Motorsport Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 3 Japan Masahiro Hasemi B All
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka All
Esso Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Toyota Supra 6 Australia Wayne Gardner B All
Japan Hideki Noda All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 8 Japan Aguri Suzuki B All
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya All
Calsonic Team Impul Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 12 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino B All
Japan Satoshi Motoyama All
Team Srilanka Mirage Mirage GT1 15 Sri Lanka Dilantha Malagamuwa Y 4, 6
Japan Hideyuki Tamamoto 4, 6
69 Sri Lanka Dilantha Malagamuwa 2–3
United Kingdom Steve Young 2
Japan Hideyuki Tamamoto 3
Mugen x Dome Project Honda Honda NSX 16 Japan Ryo Michigami B All
Japan Osamu Nakako 1–4, NC
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 5–7
18 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi All
Japan Juichi Wakisaka All
Hitotsuyama Racing McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 21 Japan Akihiko Nakaya D 1–7
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 1–3, 5–7
Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 4
Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota Toyota Supra 25 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita Y All
Japan Manabu Orido All
Team Take One McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 30 Japan Hideki Okada B 1–7
Japan Yoji Yamada 1–4
Japan Tsugio Matsuda 5–7
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Supra 32 Japan Masahiko Kondo B All
Japan Takayuki Kinoshita 1–7
Japan Yuji Tachikawa NC
38 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 1–7
Japan Hironori Takeuchi 1–7
Toyota Team TOM'S Toyota Toyota Supra 35 Japan Shinichi Yamaji M 1–7
France Pierre-Henri Raphanel 1–7
36 Japan Masanori Sekiya All
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
37 Japan Seiji Ara All
Japan Toshio Suzuki 1–7
Japan Shinichi Yamaji NC
Denso Toyota Team SARD Toyota Toyota Supra 39 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Y All
Japan Masahiko Kageyama All
Team Taisan Advan Dodge Dodge Viper GTS-R 55 Japan Hiroaki Suga Y 1–3
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara 1–3
Japan Eiji Yamada 4–5, NC
Japan Takahide Tasaki 4–5
Sri Lanka Dilantha Malagamuwa NC
Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 64 Japan Daisuke Ito B All
Germany Dominik Schwager All
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Diablo GT-1 88 Japan Naohiro Furuya D All
Japan Tsuyoshi Takahashi All
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft Honda Honda NSX 100 Japan Akira Iida B All
Japan Naoki Hattori All

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Motegi GT Championship Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi April 2
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO May 28
NC Tmtouch Japan GT Championship Malaysia Malaysia Sepang Circuit June 25
4 Japan Special GT Cup Japan Fuji Speedway August 6
5 GT Championship in TI Japan TI Circuit September 10
6 CP Mine GT Race Japan Mine Circuit October 1
7 Suzuka GT 300km Japan Suzuka Circuit October 22

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Twin Ring Motegi #1 Loctite NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R #26 Advan Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996
Japan Masami Kageyama
France Erik Comas
Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Hideshi Matsuda
2 Mt. Fuji #18 Takata Dome Honda NSX #26 Advan Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996
Japan Hideki Noda
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Hideshi Matsuda
3 Sportsland SUGO #64 Mobil 1 Honda NSX #19 WedsSport Toyota Celica
Japan Daisuke Ito
Germany Dominik Schwager
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka
Japan Takahiko Hara
NC Sepang Circuit #2 Castrol NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R #7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7
Japan Ukyo Katayama
Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto
4 Mt. Fuji #8 ARTA Honda NSX #28 Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya
Japan Aguri Suzuki
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
Japan Hiroaki Suga
5 TI Circuit #38 FK/Massimo Cerumo Toyota Supra #910 Racing Porsche 996
Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Hisashi Wada
Japan Atsushi Yogo
6 Mine Circuit #12 Calsonic Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R #26 Advan Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Hideshi Matsuda
7 Suzuka Circuit #64 Mobil 1 Honda NSX #31 Super Autobacs A'PEX Toyota MR-S
Japan Daisuke Ito
Germany Dominik Schwager
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi

Standings[edit]

GT500 Drivers[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Rank Driver MOT
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
FUJ
Japan
TAI
Japan
MIN
Japan
SUZ
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Ryo Michigami 2 8 2 10 2 4 2 74
2 France Érik Comas
Japan Masami Kageyama
1 6 Ret 4 3 3 5 68
3 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
17 5 5 3 6 1 3 66
4 Japan Daisuke Ito
Germany Dominik Schwager
3 7 1 9 16 Ret 1 58
5 Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
4 3 12 Ret 1 6 11 48
6 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Ret 1 4 12 10 2 11 46
7 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 2 4 2 40
8 Germany Michael Krumm 6 2 11 6 11 Ret 4 37
9 Japan Hideki Noda
Australia Wayne Gardner
8 4 7 15 7 5 6 35
10 Japan Osamu Nakako 2 8 2 10 34
11 Japan Ukyo Katayama 2 11 6 11 Ret 4 31
12 Japan Masahiko Kageyama
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
10 Ret 6 2 Ret 8 16 25
13 Japan Aguri Suzuki
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya
7 Ret 15 1 Ret Ret Ret 24
14 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Japan Shinichi Yamaji
12 Ret 3 13 9 Ret 7 18
15 Japan Akira Iida
Japan Naoki Hattori
Ret 14 10 7 5 Ret Ret 13
16 Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
5 9 Ret 11 15 11 8 13
17 Japan Masanori Sekiya
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
Ret 12 9 5 14 Ret 9 12
18 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
Japan Manabu Orido
13 10 14 8 8 7 13 11
19 Japan Hideki Okada Ret Ret 13 12 4 Ret Ret 10
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
21 Japan Seiji Ara
Japan Toshio Suzuki
9 Ret 8 14 12 9 12 7
22 Japan Yuji Ide 6 6
23 Japan Akihiko Nakaya Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 10 Ret 1
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama
23 Japan Takayuki Kinoshita
Japan Masahiko Kondo
11 Ret 16 19 13 Ret 10 1
Rank Driver MOT
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
FUJ
Japan
TAI
Japan
MIN
Japan
SUZ
Japan
PTS
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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)

GT300 Class (Top 5)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Japan Hideo Fukuyama #26 Advan Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996 85 3
2 Japan Hideshi Matsuda #26 Advan Team Taisan Jr Porsche 996 83 3
3 Japan Hisashi Wada
Japan Atsushi Yogo
#910 Racing Porsche 996 80 1
4 Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Noboyuki Oyagi
#81 Team Daishin Nissan Silvia 64 0
5 Japan Tetsuya Yamano
Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto
#7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7 57 0

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