2004 JGTC season

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2004 JGTC season
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The 2004 JGTC season was the 11th season of Japan GT premiere racing and the final season under the name JGTC as for 2005 the series was renamed to Super GT. The GT500 champions of 2004 were the #1 Xanavi NISMO Nissan Fairlady Z team driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Richard Lyons and the GT300 class champions were the #16 M-TEC Honda NSX driven by Tetsuya Yamano and Hiroyuki Yagi.

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Nismo Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 1 United Kingdom Richard Lyons B All
Japan Satoshi Motoyama All
22 Japan Masami Kageyama All
Germany Michael Krumm All
G'Zox Hasemi Motorsport Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 3 France Érik Comas B All
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi All
Esso Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Toyota Supra 6 Japan Akira Iida B 1–7
Japan Juichi Wakisaka 1–7
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 8 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi B All
Japan Daisuke Ito All
Calsonic Team Impul Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 12 Japan Yuji Ide B All
France Benoît Tréluyer All
Amprex Motorsports Lamborghini Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT 15 Japan Genji Hashimoto M 3–4
Germany Norman Simon 3–4
Takata Dome Racing Team Honda Honda NSX 18 Japan Ryo Michigami B All
France Sébastien Philippe All
Hitotsuyama Racing Ferrari Ferrari 550 Maranello 21 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada D 1–7
Japan Tadao Uematsu 1–7
Team Advan Tsuchiya Toyota Toyota Supra 25 Japan Manabu Orido Y 1–7
Germany Dominik Schwager 1–7
Epson Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 32 Germany André Lotterer D All
Japan Tsugio Matsuda All
Yellow Hat Kraft Toyota Toyota Supra 35 Japan Naoki Hattori D All
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka All
Toyota Team TOM'S Toyota Toyota Supra 36 Italy Marco Apicella B 1–7
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 1–7
37 Australia James Courtney All
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka All
au Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Supra 38 Japan Seiji Ara B 1–7
Japan Yuji Tachikawa 1–7
Denso Toyota Team SARD Toyota Toyota Supra 39 Portugal André Couto B 1–7
France Jérémie Dufour 1–7
R&D Sport Vemac Vemac RD408R 62 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama D 7
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara 7
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT 88 Japan Hisashi Wada Y 2–3, 5–7
Japan Koji Yamanishi 2–3, 5–7
Lamborghini Diablo Japan Hisashi Wada 4
Japan Koji Yamanishi 4
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft Honda Honda NSX 100 Japan Hiroki Katoh B All
Japan Shinji Nakano All
France Bruce Jouanny NC

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 GT Championship in TI Japan TI Circuit April 4
2 SUGO GT Championship Japan Sportsland SUGO May 23
3 Japan GT Championship Malaysia Malaysia Sepang Circuit June 19
4 Hokkaido Gran GT Championship Japan Tokachi International Speedway July 18
5 Motegi GT Championship Race Japan Twin Ring Motegi September 5
6 Japan GT in Kyushu 300km Japan Autopolis October 31
7 Suzuka GT 300km Japan Suzuka Circuit November 21
NC JGTC All-Star GT Live USA United States California Speedway December 18
December 19

Season results[edit]

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 TI Circuit #1 Xanavi NISMO Nissan Z #10 Team Gainer Ferrari F360
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Atsushi Yogo
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
2 Sportsland SUGO #38 au Cerumo Toyota Supra #19 WedsSport Toyota Celica
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Seiji Ara
Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
3 Sepang Circuit #39 Denso Team SARD Toyota Supra #7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7
Portugal Andre Couto
France Jeremie Dufour
Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Japan Hiroyuki Iiri
4 Tokachi #22 Motul NISMO Nissan Z #43 ARTA ASL Garaiya
Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
5 Twin Ring Motegi #32 PIAA Honda NSX #43 ARTA ASL Garaiya
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Germany André Lotterer
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
6 Autopolis #1 Xanavi NISMO Nissan Z #7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Japan Hiroyuki Iiri
7 Suzuka Circuit #12 Calsonic Impul Nissan Z #16 M-TEC Honda NSX
Japan Yuji Ide
France Benoît Tréluyer
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
Japan Hiroyuki Yagi
NC California Speedway #3 G-ZOX Hasemi Motorsports Nissan Z #16 M-TEC Honda NSX
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
France Erik Comas
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
Japan Hiroyuki Yagi
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
#32 PIAA Honda NSX #43 ARTA ASL Garaiya
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Germany André Lotterer
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 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Qualifying 2 1 1
Fastest Lap 1 1 1
  • There were no points awarded for pole position and fastest lap in the final race.
Rank Driver TAI
Japan
SUG
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
TOK
Japan
MOT
Japan
AUT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
1 Ret 3 Ret 3 1 7 73
2 Portugal André Couto
France Jérémie Dufour
3 Ret 1 7 6 2 8 61
3 Japan Akira Iida
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
2 11 14 2 2 4 Ret 57
4 France Érik Comas
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
6 6 4 3 7 Ret 3 50
5 Japan Seiji Ara
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
5 1 7 14 10 11 4 45
6 Australia James Courtney
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
11 3 5 5 4 6 6 44
7 Italy Marco Apicella
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
7 7 10 4 5 7 2 43
8 Germany André Lotterer
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
10 4 9 6 1 12 5 42
9 Japan Masami Kageyama
Germany Michael Krumm
9 Ret 6 1 8 9 Ret 39
10 Japan Naoki Hattori
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka
4 5 2 9 13 8 16 37
11 France Benoît Tréluyer
Japan Yuji Ide
8 10 Ret 11 Ret 5 1 35
12 Japan Manabu Orido
Germany Dominik Schwager
14 2 Ret 13 12 3 10 31
13 Japan Hiroki Katoh
Japan Shinji Nakano
Ret 8 15 10 9 10 9 9
14 Japan Ryo Michigami
France Sébastien Philippe
12 12 8 8 15 14 12 6
15 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Japan Daisuke Ito
13 9 11 12 11 13 11 2
Japan Genji Hashimoto
Germany Norman Simon
12 15 0
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada
Japan Tadao Uematsu
15 DNQ 13 16 14 15 14 0
Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
13 0
Japan Hisashi Wada
Japan Koji Yamanishi
DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret 15 0
Rank Driver TAI
Japan
SUG
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
TOK
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 Tetsuya Yamano
Japan Hiroyuki Yagi
#16 M-TEC Honda NSX 93 1
2 Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
#43 ARTA ASL Garaiya 92 2
3 Japan Atsushi Yogo
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
#10 Team Gainer Ferrari F360 64 1
4 Japan Shinichi Yamaji
Japan Hiroyuki Iiri
#7 RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7 55 2
5 Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
#19 WedsSport Toyota Celica 48 1

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