2003 JGTC season

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2003 JGTC season
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The 2003 JGTC season was the 10th season of Japan GT premiere racing. The GT500 champions of 2003 were the #23 Xanavi NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R team driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Michael Krumm and the GT300 class champions were the #3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Fairlady Z driven by Masataka Yanagida and Mitsuhiro Kinoshita.

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Esso Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Toyota Supra 1 Japan Akira Iida B All
Japan Juichi Wakisaka All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 8 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya B All
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 1–3, 5–8
Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 4
Calsonic Team Impul Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 12 Japan Yuji Ide B All
France Benoît Tréluyer All
G'Zox Mugen
G'Zox Dome Racing Team
Honda Honda NSX 16 Netherlands Tom Coronel B All
Japan Daisuke Ito All
Takata Dome Racing Team Honda Honda NSX 18 Japan Ryo Michigami B All
France Sébastien Philippe 1–6, 8
Italy Paolo Montin 7
Nismo Nissan Nissan Skyline GT-R 22 Japan Masami Kageyama B All
United Kingdom Richard Lyons All
23 Germany Michael Krumm All
Japan Satoshi Motoyama All
Team Advan Tsuchiya Toyota Toyota Supra 25 France Jérémie Dufour Y All
Japan Seiji Ara 1, 3–8
Japan Hideki Noda 2
Project Mu Kraft Toyota Toyota Supra 35 Japan Naoki Hattori D All
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka All
Toyota Team TOM'S Toyota Toyota Supra 36 France Érik Comas B All
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
37 Italy Marco Apicella All
Japan Takuya Kurosawa All
au Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Supra 38 Japan Yuji Tachikawa B All
Japan Hironori Takeuchi All
Denso Toyota Team SARD Toyota Toyota Supra 39 Japan Manabu Orido B All
Germany Dominik Schwager All
R&D Sport Vemac Vemac RD350R 62 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama D 2–6, 8
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara 2–6, 8
Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 64 Japan Tsugio Matsuda B All
Japan Takashi Kogure 1–3
Germany André Lotterer 4–8
Hitotsuyama Racing McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 76 Japan Eiichi Tajima D All
Japan Yudai Igarashi 1–3
Japan Haruki Kurosawa 4–5
Japan Go Shimizu 6–8
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Diablo 88 Japan Hisashi Wada Y All
Japan Naohiro Furuya 1–3
Japan Koji Yamanishi 4–8
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft Honda Honda NSX 100 Japan Hiroki Katoh B All
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada All

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 GT Championship in TI Japan TI Circuit March 30
2 All Japan GT Fuji 500 Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO May 25
4 Malaysian JGTC in Fuji Speedway Japan Fuji Speedway July 13
5 Japan Special GT Cup Japan Fuji Speedway August 3
6 Motegi GT Championship Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi September 14
7 Japan GT in Kyushu 300km Japan Autopolis October 26
8 Suzuka GT 300km Japan Suzuka Circuit November 16
  • Due to the SARS outbreak, round 4 of the championship, which was planned to be held at the Sepang Circuit on June 20 and 21, was cancelled and later replaced by a round at Fuji Speedway.[1]

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 TI Circuit #1 ESSO Team LeMans Toyota Supra #24 Advan Team Taisan Porsche 996
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Atsushi Yogo
Japan Akihiro Asai
2 Mt. Fuji #22 Motul NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R #26 Advan Team Taisan Porsche 996
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa
3 Sportsland SUGO #1 ESSO Team LeMans Toyota Supra #31 Team Reckless Toyota MR-S
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Kota Sasaki
Japan Satoshi Goto
4 Mt. Fuji #12 Calsonic Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R #3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Fairlady Z
Japan Yuji Ide Japan Masataka Yanagida
#12 Calsonic Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R #11 Team Gainer Ferrari F360
France Benoît Tréluyer Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
5 Mt. Fuji #18 Takata Dome Honda NSX #19 WedsSport Toyota Celica
Japan Ryo Michigami
France Sebastien Philippe
Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Minoru Tanaka
6 Twin Ring Motegi #16 G-ZOX Dome Honda NSX #71 Sigmatech Toyota Celica
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Japan Daisuke Ito
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Japan Keita Sawa
7 Autopolis #39 Denso Team SARD Toyota Supra #71 Sigmatech Toyota Celica
Japan Manabu Orido
Germany Dominik Schwager
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Japan Keita Sawa
8 Suzuka Circuit #12 Calsonic Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R #19 WedsSport Toyota Celica
Japan Yuji Ide
France Benoît Tréluyer
Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Minoru Tanaka

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
FUJ
Japan
FUJ
Japan
MOT
Japan
AUT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Germany Michael Krumm
2 4 3 5 2 11 5 3 86
2 Japan Akira Iida
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
1 12 1 6 4 4 4 7 83
3 Japan Masami Kageyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
8 1 5 2 11 13 6 4 65
4 France Benoît Tréluyer
Japan Yuji Ide
12 2 Ret 1 16 6 11 1 64
5 France Érik Comas
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
6 10 2 7 5 2 8 8 61
6 Japan Manabu Orido
Japan Dominik Schwager
14 3 14 3 7 7 1 9 57
7 Japan Ryo Michigami 3 Ret 7 8 1 14 Ret 2 55
France Sébastien Philippe
9 Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Ret DSQ 10 4 3 9 3 13 46
10 Netherlands Tom Coronel
Japan Daisuke Ito
4 Ret 9 12 8 1 10 11 38
11 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 5 6 8 13 9 Ret 2 12 36
12 Japan Hiroki Katoh
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada
7 7 16 17 13 5 9 5 27
13 France Jérémie Dufour 10 Ret 4 14 17 3 12 Ret 35
Japan Seiji Ara
15 Japan Naoki Hattori
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka
9 5 6 10 10 12 7 10 24
16 Germany André Lotterer 13 9 Ret 2 12 19
17 Japan Takashi Kogure 5 6 8 17
18 Italy Marco Apicella
Japan Takuya Kurosawa
Ret 8 13 15 6 10 13 14 15
19 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya 11 Ret 11 11 12 8 Ret 6 9
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
20 Japan Eiichi Tajima 13 9 12 18 14 Ret DNP 15 2
Japan Yudai Igarashi
20 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
11 15 9 Ret Ret 16 2
Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 11 0
Japan Haruki Kurosawa 18 14 0
Japan Hisashi Wada 15 Ret Ret 16 15 15 Ret Ret 0
Japan Koji Yamanishi 16 15 15 Ret Ret 0
Japan Naohiro Furuya 15 Ret Ret 0
Japan Go Shimizu Ret DNP 15 0
Japan Hideki Noda Ret 0
Italy Paolo Montin Ret 0
Rank Driver TAI
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SUG
Japan
FUJ
Japan
FUJ
Japan
MOT
Japan
AUT
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 Masataka Yanagida
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
#3 Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Fairlady Z 77 0
2 Japan Keita Sawa #71 Sigmatech Toyota Celica 72 2
3 Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa
#26 Advan Team Taisan Porsche 996 72 1
4 Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Minoru Tanaka
#19 WedsSport Toyota Celica 63 2
5 Japan Kota Sasaki
Japan Satoshi Goto
#31 Team Reckless Toyota MR-S 61 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 AUTOBACS JGTC Round 4 cancelled". Archived from the original on 10 February 2004. 

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