2002 JGTC season

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2002 JGTC season
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The 2002 JGTC season was the 9th season of Japan GT premiere racing. The GT500 champions of 2002 were the #6 ESSO Team LeMans Toyota Supra team driven by Juichi Wakisaka and Akira Iida and the GT300 class champions were the #31 ARTA with A'PEX Toyota MR-S driven by Morio Nitta and Shinichi Takagi.

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Supra 1 Japan Yuji Tachikawa B All
Japan Hironori Takeuchi All
33 Japan Masahiko Kondo 1, 3–8
Japan Ukyo Katayama 1, 3
Japan Hayanari Shimoda 4–8
Esso Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Toyota Supra 6 Japan Akira Iida 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 Tetsuya Tanaka B All
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 1–5
France Benoît Tréluyer 6–8
Mugen x Dome Project Honda Honda NSX 16 Japan Daisuke Ito B All
Germany Dominik Schwager 1–4
Japan Ryo Michigami 5–8
18 United Kingdom Richard Lyons All
France Sébastien Philippe All
Nismo Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 22 Germany Michael Krumm B All
Japan Satoshi Motoyama All
23 France Érik Comas All
Japan Masami Kageyama All
Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota Toyota Supra 25 Japan Shinichi Yamaji Y All
Japan Seiji Ara 1, 3–8
United Kingdom Geoff Lees 2
Team Take One McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 30 Japan Haruki Kurosawa D 1–3, 5–8
Japan Hideki Okada 1–3, 5–8
Project Mu Kraft Toyota Toyota Supra 35 Japan Masahiko Kageyama D All
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka All
Toyota Team TOM'S Toyota Toyota Supra 36 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya B All
Australia Wayne Gardner All
37 Japan Takuya Kurosawa All
Italy Paolo Montin 1–7
Japan Hideki Noda 8
Denso Toyota Team SARD Toyota Toyota Supra 39 France Jérémie Dufour Y All
Japan Manabu Orido All
Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 64 Japan Tsugio Matsuda B All
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman All
Hitotsuyama Racing McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 78 Japan Naoki Hattori D All
Japan Eiichi Tajima All
HKS Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR 87 Japan Yudai Igarashi M 2–3, 6–8
Japan Koji Yamanishi 2–3, 6–8
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Diablo GT-1 88 Italy Marco Apicella D All
Japan Hisashi Wada All
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft Honda Honda NSX 100 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada B All
Japan Hiroki Katoh 1, 3–8
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 2

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 GT Championship in TI Japan TI Circuit April 14
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO May 26
4 Tmtouch Japan GT Championship Malaysia Malaysia Sepang Circuit June 23
5 Japan Special GT Cup Japan Fuji Speedway July 28
6 Motegi GT Championship Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi September 15
7 CP Mine GT Race Japan Mine Circuit October 27
8 Suzuka GT 300km Japan Suzuka Circuit November 17

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 TI Circuit #64 Mobil 1 Honda NSX #31 ARTA A'PEX Toyota MR-S
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
2 Mt. Fuji #1 au Cerumo Toyota Supra #62 R&D Sport Vemac RD320R
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
3 Sportsland SUGO #6 ESSO Team LeMans Toyota Supra #3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Silvia
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Masataka Yanagida
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
4 Sepang Circuit #64 Mobil 1 Honda NSX #7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
5 Mt. Fuji #1 au Cerumo Toyota Supra #24 Advan Team Taisan Porsche 996
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
6 Twin Ring Motegi #18 Takata Dome Honda NSX #62 R&D Sport Vemac RD320R
France Sebastien Philippe
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
7 Mine Circuit #16 Mugen Honda NSX #62 R&D Sport Vemac RD320R
Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Daisuke Ito
Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
8 Suzuka Circuit #64 Mobil 1 Honda NSX #81 Team Daishin Nissan Silvia
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Noboyuki Oyagi

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
Qualifying 1 1 1
Fastest Lap 1 1 1
Rank Driver TAI
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
FUJ
Japan
MOT
Japan
MIN
Japan
SUZ
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Akira Iida
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
10 2 1 11 7 4 4 3 75
2 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
1 11 Ret 1 12 14 6 1 74
3 Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
4 1 16 9 1 13 9 6 65
4 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 9 5 2 5 8 2 Ret 4 63
5 Japan Daisuke Ito 5 3 3 10 11 16 1 10 59
6 Japan Hiroki Katoh 9 2 5 8 2 Ret 4 55
7 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
Australia Wayne Gardner
8 14 10 2 5 6 3 9 52
8 Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Germany Michael Krumm
11 7 7 4 2 10 2 Ret 51
9 United Kingdom Richard Lyons
France Sébastien Philippe
2 15 16 13 6 1 12 14 47
10 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya
7 4 13 6 9 8 8 2 29
11 Japan Takuya Kurosawa Ret 12 5 3 3 7 Ret 16 38
12 Italy Paolo Montin Ret 12 5 3 3 7 Ret 38
13 Germany Dominik Schwager 5 3 3 10 35
14 France Jérémie Dufour
Japan Manabu Orido
3 Ret 12 Ret 15 5 7 5 33
15 Japan Shinichi Yamaji 6 13 11 Ret 4 9 5 7 32
16 Japan Seiji Ara 6 11 Ret 4 9 5 7 32
17 Japan Naoki Hattori
Japan Eiichi Tajima
13 8 6 8 13 3 Ret Ret 27
18 Japan Ryo Michigami 11 16 1 10 24
19 France Érik Comas
Japan Masami Kageyama
12 6 4 16 14 17 Ret 8 19
20 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 5 8
21 Japan Masahiko Kondo 15 9 7 16 12 11 13 6
22 Japan Hayanari Shimoda 7 16 12 11 13 4
23 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 14 Ret 8 14 Ret 11 13 17 4
24 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 14 Ret 8 14 Ret 3
25 Japan Masahiko Kageyama
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka
17 10 Ret 12 10 15 10 12 3
26 Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Japan Hideki Okada
16 9 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 2
27 Japan Ukyo Katayama 15 9 2
28 France Benoît Tréluyer 11 13 17 1
United Kingdom Geoff Lees 13 0
Italy Marco Apicella
Japan Hisashi Wada
DNQ Ret 15 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret 0
Japan Hideki Noda 16 0
Japan Yudai Igarashi
Japan Koji Yamanishi
DNQ DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
Rank Driver TAI
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
FUJ
Japan
MOT
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 Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
#31 ARTA A'PEX Toyota MR-S 75 1
2 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
#62 R&D Sport Vemac RD320R 73 3
3 Japan Masataka Yanagida
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
#3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Silvia 70 1
4 Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
#24 Advan Team Taisan Porsche 996 65 1
5 Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Noboyuki Oyagi
#81 Team Daishin Nissan Silvia 56 1

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