2001 JGTC season

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2001 JGTC season
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The 2001 JGTC season was the 8th season of Japan GT premiere racing. The GT500 champions of 2001 were the #38 au Cerumo Toyota Supra team driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Hironori Takeuchi. In GT300 the class champions were the #81 Advan Team Daishin Nissan Silvia driven by Takayuki Aoki and Noboyuki Oyagi.

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Mugen x Dome Project Honda Honda NSX 1 Japan Ryo Michigami B All
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada All
18 France Sébastien Philippe All
Japan Hiroki Katoh 1–4, NC
France Benoît Tréluyer 5–7
Esso Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Toyota Supra 6 Japan Hideki Noda B All
Japan Juichi Wakisaka All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 8 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi B All
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya All
Calsonic Team Impul Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 12 Japan Satoshi Motoyama B All
Japan Naoki Hattori 1–3
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 4–7, NC
Hitotsuyama Racing McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 21 Japan Akihiko Nakaya D 1–3, 5–6
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita 1
Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 2–4, NC
Japan Naoki Hattori 4–7, NC
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 7
Nismo Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 22 Germany Michael Krumm B All
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka All
23 France Érik Comas All
Japan Masami Kageyama All
Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota Toyota Supra 25 Japan Manabu Orido Y 1–7
Japan Seiji Ara 1–7
Team Take One McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 30 Portugal André Couto B 1–7
Japan Hideki Okada 1–7
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Supra 33 Japan Masahiko Kondo B All
Japan Ukyo Katayama 1–4, 6–7, NC
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka 5
38 Japan Yuji Tachikawa All
Japan Hironori Takeuchi All
Toyota Team TOM'S Toyota Toyota Supra 36 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya M All
Japan Takuya Kurosawa 1–4, 6–7
Italy Paolo Montin 5
Australia Wayne Gardner NC
37 Australia Wayne Gardner 1–7
Japan Shinichi Yamaji 1–7
Denso Toyota Team SARD Toyota Toyota Supra 39 France Jérémie Dufour Y 1–7
Japan Masahiko Kageyama 1–2
France Romain Dumas 3–7
Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 64 Japan Tsugio Matsuda B All
Germany Dominik Schwager All
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Diablo GT-1 88 Italy Marco Apicella D All
Japan Naohiro Furuya All
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft Honda Honda NSX 100 Japan Akira Iida B All
Japan Daisuke Ito All

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 GT Championship in TI Japan TI Circuit April 15
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO May 27
NC Tmtouch Japan GT Championship Malaysia Malaysia Sepang Circuit June 24
4 Japan Special GT Cup Japan Fuji Speedway August 5
5 Motegi GT Championship Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi September 16
6 Suzuka GT 300km Japan Suzuka Circuit October 28
7 CP Mine GT Race Japan Mine Circuit November 11

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 TI Circuit Japan #1 Loctite Mugen Honda NSX Japan #31 ARTA A'PEX Toyota MR-S
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada
Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
2 Mt. Fuji Japan #6 ESSO Toyota Supra Japan #81 Advan Team Daishin Nissan Silvia
Japan Hideki Noda
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Noboyuki Oyagi
3 Sportsland SUGO Japan #37 ZENT TOM'S Toyota Supra Japan #7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7
Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Australia Wayne Gardner
Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
NC Sepang Circuit Japan #6 ESSO Toyota Supra Japan #3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Silvia
Japan Hideki Noda
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Masataka Yanagida
Japan Yuji Ide
4 Mt. Fuji Japan #22 Xanavi NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R Japan #81 Advan Team Daishin Nissan Silvia
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Noboyuki Oyagi
5 Twin Ring Motegi Japan #64 Mobil 1 Honda NSX Japan #19 WedsSport Toyota MR-S
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Germany Dominik Schwager
Japan Minoru Tanaka
Japan Satoshi Goto
6 Suzuka Circuit Japan #8 ARTA Honda NSX Japan #86 KRAFT Toyota MR-S
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya
Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Japan Koji Matsuda
Japan Masaoki Nagashima
7 Mine Circuit Japan #30 Team Take One McLaren F1 GTR Japan #71 Sigma Tech Toyota MR-S
Portugal Andre Couto
Japan Hideki Okada
Japan Eiichi Tajima
Japan 'Guts' Jyonai

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 TAI
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
FUJ
Japan
MOT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
MIN
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Ret 2 3 4 2 6 16 58
2 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya
2 6 2 12 11 1 Ret 56
3 Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada
1 8 4 5 12 2 12 56
4 France Érik Comas
Japan Masami Kageyama
13 4 10 2 Ret 3 2 53
5 Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
4 3 Ret 1 10 8 6 52
6 Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Australia Wayne Gardner
5 9 1 10 8 4 9 46
7 Japan Hideki Noda
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Ret 1 5 3 13 Ret 14 40
8 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Germany Dominik Schwager
3 12 14 6 1 Ret Ret 38
9 Portugal André Couto
Japan Hideki Okada
8 Ret 12 16 6 10 1 30
10 Japan Akira Iida
Japan Daisuke Ito
6 5 Ret 9 4 13 8 29
11 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 15 Ret 7 7 3 11 5 28
12 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 11 10 8 8 5 5 7 27
13 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 7 3 11 5 24
14 France Jérémie Dufour 7 7 9 13 Ret 9 4 22
15 Japan Takuya Kurosawa 11 10 8 8 5 7 19
16 France Sébastien Philippe 14 15 6 15 14 12 3 18
17 France Romain Dumas 9 13 Ret 9 4 14
18 France Benoît Tréluyer 14 12 3 12
19 Japan Manabu Orido
Japan Seiji Ara
9 11 11 DNQ 7 7 10 11
20 Italy Paolo Montin 5 8
21 Japan Masahiko Kageyama 7 7 8
22 Japan Hiroki Katoh 14 15 6 15 6
23 Japan Naoki Hattori 15 Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 11 4
24 Japan Masahiko Kondo 12 14 13 14 9 Ret 13 2
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka
26 Japan Akihiko Nakaya 10 13 Ret Ret Ret 1
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
Rank Driver TAI
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
FUJ
Japan
MOT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
MIN
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 Takayuki Aoki
Japan Noboyuki Oyagi
#81 Advan Team Daishin Nissan Silvia 66 2
2 Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
#7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7 54 1
3 Japan Hisashi Wada
Japan Sunako Jukucho
#910 Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 54 0
4 Japan Masataka Yanagida
Japan Yuji Ide
#3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Silvia 53 0
5 Japan Hideshi Matsuda
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa
#24 Advan Team Taisan Porsche 911 GT3R 49 0

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