2005 Super GT season

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2005 Super GT season
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The 2005 Autobacs Super GT Series was the 12th season of the GT Championship in Japan including the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) era, and the 1st season as the Super GT series. It is a series for Grand Touring cars divided into 2 classes: GT500 and GT300. The season began on March 27 and ended on November 6, 2005 after 8 races. The champions were Yuji Tachikawa and Toranosuke Takagi in GT500; and Kota Sasaki and Tetsuya Yamano in GT300.

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 Germany Michael Krumm All
Japan Masataka Yanagida 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 All
Japan Juichi Wakisaka All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 8 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman B All
Japan Daisuke Ito All
Calsonic Team Impul Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 12 Japan Yuji Ide B All
France Benoît Tréluyer All
Dome Racing Team Honda Honda NSX 18 Japan Takashi Kogure B All
Japan Ryo Michigami All
Hitotsuyama Racing McLaren McLaren F1 GTR 20 Japan Eiichi Tajima D 2, 6
Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 2
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 6
Ferrari Ferrari 550 Maranello 21 Japan Takuya Kurosawa All
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada All
Toyota Team Tsuchiya Toyota Toyota Supra 25 Japan Manabu Orido Y All
Germany Dominik Schwager 1–5, 7–8
Japan Hideki Noda 6
Epson Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 32 Germany André Lotterer D All
Japan Tsugio Matsuda All
Toyota Team Kraft Toyota Toyota Supra 34 Japan Seiji Ara D All
Japan Naoki Yokomizo All
35 Japan Naoki Hattori All
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka 1–4
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck 5–8
Toyota Team TOM'S Toyota Toyota Supra 36 Australia James Courtney B All
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
37 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka All
Japan Sakon Yamamoto All
ZENT Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Supra 38 Japan Toranosuke Takagi B All
Japan Yuji Tachikawa All
Denso Toyota Team SARD Toyota Toyota Supra 39 Portugal André Couto B All
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli All
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT 88 Japan Koji Yamanishi Y 1–2, 4–6
Japan Hisashi Wada 1–2
Italy Marco Apicella 4–5
Japan Naohiro Furuya 6
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu Honda Honda NSX 100 France Jérémie Dufour B All
France Sébastien Philippe All

GT300[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
M-Tec Honda Honda NSX 0 Japan Shinya Hosokawa D All
Japan Haruki Kurosawa All
Verno Tokai Dream28-Honda Vemac Vemac RD320R-Honda C32B 2 Japan Kazuho Takahashi Y All
Japan Akira Watanabe All
Team Mach Vemac Vemac RD320R-Honda C32B 5 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Y All
Japan Katsuhiko Tsutsui All
RE Amemiya Racing Mazda Mazda RX-7 7 Japan Hiroyuki Iiri Y All
Japan Shinichi Yamaji All
A&S Racing Mosler Mosler MT900-Chevrolet 9 Japan Junichiro Yamashita Y All
Japan Eiji Yamada 1–4, 6–7
Japan Shogo Suho 5, 8
Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette C6 913 Japan Hideo Fukuyama 1–6
Japan Haruhiko Matsumoto 1
Japan Shogo Suho 2–4, 6
Japan Eiji Yamada 5
Jim Gainer Racing Ferrari Ferrari 360 10 Japan Yasutaka Hinoi D All
Japan Hideshi Matsuda 1–2, 4–5, 7–8
Japan Taku Bamba 3, 6
11 Italy Paolo Montin All
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka All
Endless Sports Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 13 Japan Masami Kageyama Y All
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita All
Amprex Motorsports Lotus Lotus Exige 300RR 15 Malaysia Tengku Djan Ley Y 4
Germany Norman Simon 4
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Toyota Celica 19 Japan Hiroki Katoh Y All
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi All
Team Taisan Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-R 26 Japan Yutaka Yamagishi Y 1–3, 8
Japan Kaoru Ijiri 1–2
Japan Takashi Inoue 3
Japan Isao Ihashi 8
Direxiv Motorsport Vemac Vemac RD320R-Honda C32B 27 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama Y All
Japan Yasuo Miyagawa 1–6
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 7–8
Team Reckless Toyota Toyota MR2 30 Japan Kota Sasaki M All
Japan Tetsuya Yamano All
apr Toyota Toyota MR2 31 Japan Kazuki Nakajima M All
Japan Minoru Tanaka All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ASL ASL Garaiya 43 Japan Morio Nitta M All
Japan Shinichi Takagi All
MOLA Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 46 Japan Takayuki Aoki Y All
Japan Kazuki Hoshino All
47 Japan Go Shimizu All
Japan Tomonobu Fujii All
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Toyota Celica 52 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka K All
Japan Hironori Takeuchi All
R&D Sport Vemac Vemac RD350R-Zytek ZV348 62 Japan Tadao Uematsu Y All
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara 1–6, 8
Japan Hiroyuki Yagi 7
Team Gaikokuya Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 70 Japan Yoshimi Ishibashi Y 1–6
Japan Eiichi Tajima 1, 3
Japan Hirofumi Takei 2, 4–5
Japan Yutaka Yamagishi 6
170 Japan Yoshimi Ishibashi 8
Japan Takashi Inoue 8
Teramoto Technical Office Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RSR 72 Japan Akira Hirakawa Y All
Japan Takashi Inoue 1, 5
Japan Hiroshi Wada 2–3, 7–8
Japan Akihiro Asai 4
Cusco Racing Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX STI 77 Japan Katsuo Kobayashi Y All
Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa All
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Murcielago RG-1 86 Japan Koji Yamanishi Y 8
Japan Naohiro Furuya 8
87 Japan Hisashi Wada 4–6, 8
Japan Naohiro Furuya 4–5
Italy Marco Apicella 6, 8
Arktech Motorsports Porsche Porsche 986 Boxster 110 Japan Takashi Ohi Y All
Japan Ichijo Suga All
Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 112 Japan Atsushi Yogo 1–3, 5–8
Japan Keita Sawa 1–3
Japan Takaya Tsubobayashi 5–8
Team LeyJun Porsche Porsche 968 GT4 111 Japan Hiroya Iijima Y All
Japan Masaki Jyonai All
910 Racing Porsche Porsche 996 GT3 RS 777 Japan Kazuyoshi Takamizawa Y All
Japan Sunako Jukucho All

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Japan Okayama GT 300 km Race Okayama International Circuit March 27
2 Japan Fuji GT 500 km Race Fuji International Speedway May 4
3 Malaysia Japan GT Championship Malaysia Sepang International Circuit June 26
4 Japan SUGO GT 300 km Race Sportsland Sugo July 24
5 Japan Motegi GT 300 km Race Twin Ring Motegi September 4
6 Japan Fuji GT 300 km Race Fuji International Speedway September 25
7 Japan Super GT in Kyushu GT 300 km Autopolis International Race Course October 16
8 Japan Suzuka GT 300 km Suzuka Circuit November 6

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Okayama Japan #25 Eclipse Advan Supra Japan #13 Endless Advan Z
Japan Manabu Orido
Germany Dominik Schwager
Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita
Japan Masami Kageyama
2 Mt. Fuji Japan #38 Zent Cerumo Supra Japan #0 Ebbro M-TEC NSX
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Japan Shinya Hosokawa
3 Kuala Lumpur Japan #1 Xanavi Nismo Z Japan #43 ARTA Garaiya
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
4 Sportsland SUGO Japan #37 Dynacity TOM'S Supra Japan #31 Kicchouhouzan MR-S
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Japan Sakon Yamamoto
Japan Minoru Tanaka
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
5 Motegi Japan #100 Raybrig NSX Japan #46 Dream Cube's Advan Z
France Sebastien Philippe
France Jeremie Dufour
Japan Kazuki Hoshino
Japan Takayuki Aoki
6 Mt. Fuji Japan #38 Zent Cerumo Supra Japan #0 Ebbro M-TEC NSX
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Japan Shinya Hosokawa
7 Autopolis Japan #8 ARTA NSX Japan #30 Reckless MR-S
Japan Daisuke Ito
United Kingdom Ralph Firman
Japan Kota Sasaki
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
8 Suzuka Japan #38 Zent Cerumo Supra Japan #11 Jim Gainer Ferrari Dunlop
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Italy Paolo Montin

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 OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
MOT
Japan
FUJ
Japan
AUT
Japan
SUZ
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Toranosuke Takagi
14 1 11 11 12 1 7 1 67
2 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Daisuke Ito
4 12 2 6 16 8 1 12 61
3 United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Ret 4 1 8 6 10 6 2 60
4 Australia James Courtney
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
2 10 3 3 7 5 8 5 60
5 Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Masataka Yanagida
12 2 6 7 4 9 2 8 57
6 Japan Akira Iida
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
11 5 4 4 9 3 10 3 51
7 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Japan Sakon Yamamoto
6 6 13 1 8 7 Ret 7 43
8 France Érik Comas
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
3 9 Ret 15 13 4 3 4 42
9 Germany André Lotterer
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
5 8 5 13 10 2 14 10 38
10 Japan Takashi Kogure
Japan Ryo Michigami
7 13 7 Ret 2 11 5 6 37
11 France Benoît Tréluyer
Japan Yuji Ide
Ret 15 8 5 3 13 4 9 35
12 Japan Naoki Hattori 9 3 14 10 5 6 9 13 29
13 Japan Manabu Orido 1 14 15 9 15 Ret Ret 14 26
14 France Jérémie Dufour
France Sébastien Philippe
10 11 10 Ret 1 14 Ret Ret 26
15 Germany Dominik Schwager 1 14 15 9 15 Ret 14 25
16 Portugal André Couto
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
8 Ret 9 2 14 12 11 11 21
17 Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka 9 3 14 10 16
18 United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck 5 6 9 13 13
19 Japan Seiji Ara
Japan Naoki Yokomizo
Ret 7 12 14 11 16 12 16 4
20 Japan Hideki Noda Ret 1
Japan Takuya Kurosawa
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada
Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 15 13 15 0
Japan Koji Yamanishi 13 DNS Ret 17 Ret 0
Japan Hisashi Wada 13 DNS 0
Japan Eiichi Tajima Ret 17 0
Italy Marco Apicella Ret 17 0
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 17 0
Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama Ret 0
Japan Naohiro Furuya Ret 0
Rank Driver OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
MOT
Japan
FUJ
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)

Teams[edit]

Rank Number/Team Car Points
1 #1, #22 Nismo Nissan Fairlady Z 86
2 #8, #18 Team Honda Racing Honda NSX 82
3 #36, #37 Toyota Team TOM'S Open Interface TOM'S Supra 73
4 #38 Toyota Team Cerumo Zent Cerumo Supra 67
5 #6 Esso Toyota Team LeMans Esso Ultraflo Supra 51

GT300 Class (Top 3)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Japan Kota Sasaki
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
#30 Reckless MR-S 93 1
2 Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Japan Shinya Hosokawa
#0 Ebbro M-TEC NSX 81 2
3 Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
#43 ARTA Garaiya 74 1

Teams[edit]

Rank Number/Team Car Points
1 #30 Team Reckless Reckless MR-S 93
2 #0 M-TEC Co.,Ltd. Ebbro M-TEC NSX 81
3 #43 ARTA ARTA Garaiya 74

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