2012 Super GT season

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2012 Super GT season
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The 2012 Autobacs Super GT Series was the 19th season of the Japan Automobile Federation Super GT Championship including the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) era and the 8th season as the Super GT series. It was a series for Grand Touring cars divided into 2 classes: GT500 and GT300. The season began on April 1 and ended on November 18, 2012 after 8 regular races and a final special race.

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Okayama GT
300 km
Japan Okayama International Circuit April 1
2 Fuji GT 1
500 km
Japan Fuji Speedway May 4
3 Super GT International Series Malaysia
300 km
Malaysia Sepang International Circuit June 10
4 Sugo GT
300 km
Japan Sportsland SUGO July 29
5 41st International Pokka 1000km
1000 km
Japan Suzuka Circuit August 19
6 Fuji GT 2
300 km
Japan Fuji Speedway September 9
7 Autopolis GT
300 km
Japan Autopolis September 30
8 Motegi GT
250 km
Japan Twin Ring Motegi October 28
NC Fuji Sprint Cup Japan Fuji Speedway November 17
November 18

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Round
MOLA Nissan Nissan GT-R 1 Japan Masataka Yanagida M All
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli All
Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS Lexus Lexus SC430 6 Japan Daisuke Itō B All
Japan Kazuya Oshima All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 8 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman B All
Japan Takashi Kobayashi All
Team Impul Nissan Nissan GT-R 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda B All
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira All
Keihin Real Racing Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 17 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi B All
Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi All
Weider Honda Racing Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 18 Japan Takashi Kogure B All
Netherlands Carlo van Dam All
Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH Lexus Lexus SC430 19 Japan Seiji Ara Y All
Portugal André Couto 1–8
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti NC
Nismo Nissan Nissan GT-R 23 Japan Satoshi Motoyama B All
Germany Michael Krumm All
Kondo Racing Nissan Nissan GT-R 24 Japan Hironobu Yasuda Y All
Sweden Bjorn Wirdheim All
Epson Nakajima Racing Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 32 Japan Ryo Michigami D All
Japan Yuhki Nakayama All
Lexus Team KeePer Kraft Lexus Lexus SC430 35 Japan Yuji Kunimoto B All
Italy Andrea Caldarelli All
Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus Lexus SC430 36 Japan Kazuki Nakajima B All
France Loïc Duval 1, 3–8, NC
United Kingdom Richard Lyons 2
Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo Lexus Lexus SC430 38 Japan Yuji Tachikawa B All
Japan Kohei Hirate All
Lexus Team SARD Lexus Lexus SC430 39 Japan Juichi Wakisaka M All
Japan Hiroaki Ishiura All
Team Kunimitsu Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 100 Japan Takuya Izawa B All
Japan Naoki Yamamoto All

GT300[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Round
GSR & Studie with Team Ukyo BMW BMW Z4 GT3 0 Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi Y All
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka All
4 Japan Taku Bamba All
Japan Masahiro Sasaki All
Cars Tokai Dream28 Mooncraft Mooncraft Shiden 2 Japan Kazuho Takahashi Y All
Japan Hiroki Katoh All
Japan Hiroshi Hamaguchi 5
NDDP Racing Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 3 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi Y 1–5, 7–8, NC
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo All
Japan Daiki Sasaki 5–6
Team Mach Ferrari Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 5 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka Y 1–2, 4–8, NC
Japan Masayuki Ueda 1–2, 4–8, NC
Japan Masataka Kawaguchi 2
Gainer Audi Audi R8 LMS ultra 11 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka D All
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka All
Japan Atsushi Yogo 5
Team SGC Lexus Lexus IS350 14 Japan Ryo Orime Y 4–8, NC
Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori 4–6
Japan Naoya Yamano 7–8, NC
Team Art Taste Porsche Porsche 911 GT3-R 15 Germany Tim Bergmeister Y 1–2
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 1–2
Germany Jörg Bergmeister 2
Team Mugen Honda Honda CR-Z 16 Japan Hideki Mutoh B 4–8, NC
Japan Daisuke Nakajima 4–8, NC
Hitotsuyama Racing Audi Audi R8 LMS 20 Japan Hideki Noda Y 1–2
United States Michael Kim 1
Japan Kenji Kobayashi 2
Hong Kong Frank Yu 2
21 Japan Akihiro Tsuzuki All
Switzerland Cyndie Allemann 1–5
United Kingdom Richard Lyons 5–8, NC
Japan Yukinori Taniguchi 2
77 Ukraine Igor Sushko 8, NC
Japan Kenji Kobayashi 8, NC
99 Hong Kong Frank Yu 3, 7
Japan Hideto Yasuoka 3–5, 7
United States Michael Kim 4–5
Japan Yoshio Tsuzuki 5
R'Qs Motorsports Vemac Vemac 350R 22 Japan Hisashi Wada Y All
Japan Masaki Jyonai All
LMP Motorsport Ferrari Ferrari F430 GTC 27 Japan Yutaka Yamagishi Y 1–8
Japan Takuto Iguchi 1–8
apr Audi Audi R8 LMS ultra 30 Japan Yuki Iwasaki Y All
Japan Yuya Sakamoto All
Japan Kenji Kobayashi 5
Toyota Toyota Prius 31 Japan Morio Nitta All
Japan Koki Saga All
Japan Yuichi Nakayama 5
Hankook KTR Porsche Porsche 911 GT3-R 33 Japan Masami Kageyama H All
Japan Tomonobu Fujii All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ASL ASL Garaiya 43 Japan Shinichi Takagi B All
Japan Kosuke Matsuura All
Dijon Racing Callaway Callaway Corvette Z06.R GT3 48 Japan Hiroshi Takamori Y 1–2, 4–6, 8, NC
Japan Shogo Mitsuyama 1–2, 4–6, 8, NC
Japan Keiichi Inoue 2, 5
Green Tec & Leon with Shift Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 52 Japan Hironori Takeuchi Y All
Japan Haruki Kurosawa 1–5, 7–8, NC
Japan Akihiko Nakaya 5
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 6
R&D Sport Subaru Subaru BRZ 61 Japan Tetsuya Yamano Y All
Japan Kota Sasaki All
A speed Aston Martin Aston Martin Vantage GT2 66 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto Y 1
Japan Kazuki Hoshino 1
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 2–8, NC
Japan Kazuki Hoshino 2–8, NC
Japan Hiroki Yoshida 5
ThunderAsia Racing Mosler Mosler MT900M 69 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy Y 3
Japan Hiroki Yoshida 3
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Gallardo RG-3 85 Japan Yuya Sakamoto Y 1–2, 5–7
Japan Masaki Kano 1–2, 6
Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi 2, 5
Japan Hideshi Matsuda 7
86 Japan Hideshi Matsuda 1–5, NC
Japan Junichiro Yamashita 1–5, NC
Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 87 Japan Koji Yamanishi All
Japan Hideki Yamauchi 1–8
Japan Yuya Sakamoto NC
88 Japan Manabu Orido All
Japan Takayuki Aoki All
Japan Keita Sawa 5
Tomei Sports Callaway Callaway Corvette Z06.R GT3 360 Japan Atsushi Tanaka Y 1–4, 6–8, NC
Japan Yasushi Kikuchi 1
Japan Takuya Shirasaka 2–4, 6–8, NC
Team Taisan ENDLESS Porsche Porsche 911 GT3-R 911 Japan Kyosuke Mineo Y All
Japan Naoki Yokomizo All

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Race Winner
1 Japan Okayama International Circuit
Report
1 April #38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo #38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Kohei Hirate
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Kohei Hirate
#911 Team Taisan ENDLESS #11 Gainer
Japan Kyosuke Mineo
Japan Naoki Yokomizo
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka
2 Japan Fuji Speedway
Report
4 May #32 Nakajima Racing #39 Lexus Team SARD
Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Yuhki Nakayama
Japan Hiroaki Ishiura
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
#11 Gainer #0 GSR & Studie with Team UKYO
Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
3 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit
Report
10 June #18 Weider Honda Racing #18 Weider Honda Racing
Japan Takashi Kogure
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
Japan Takashi Kogure
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
#33 Hankook KTR #33 Hankook KTR
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
Japan Masami Kageyama
4 Japan Sportsland SUGO
Report
29 July #6 Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS #6 Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS
Japan Daisuke Ito
Japan Kazuya Oshima
Japan Daisuke Ito
Japan Kazuya Oshima
#33 Hankook KTR #3 NDDP Racing
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
5 Japan Suzuka Circuit
Report
19 August #1 MOLA #1 MOLA
Japan Masataka Yanagida
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Japan Masataka Yanagida
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
#16 Team Mugen #66 A speed
Japan Hideki Mutoh
Japan Daisuke Nakajima
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto
Japan Kazuki Hoshino
Japan Hiroki Yoshida
6 Japan Fuji Speedway
Report
9 September #12 Team Impul #12 Team Impul
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
#31 apr #33 Hankook KTR
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Koki Saga
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
Japan Masami Kageyama
7 Japan Autopolis
Report
30 September #19 Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH #1 MOLA
Japan Seiji Ara
Portugal André Couto
Japan Masataka Yanagida
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
#3 NDDP Racing #66 A speed
Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto
Japan Kazuki Hoshino
8 Japan Twin Ring Motegi
Report
28 October #38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo #38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Kohei Hirate
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Kohei Hirate
#33 Hankook KTR #911 Team Taisan ENDLESS
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Kyosuke Mineo
Japan Naoki Yokomizo
NC Japan Fuji Speedway
Report
17 November #6 Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS #1 MOLA
Japan Kazuya Oshima Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
#33 Hankook KTR #33 Hankook KTR
Japan Tomonobu Fujii Japan Tomonobu Fujii
18 November #36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S #38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo
Japan Kazuki Nakajima Japan Yuji Tachikawa
#33 Hankook KTR #66 A speed
Japan Masami Kageyama Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto


Standings[edit]

GT500 Drivers[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 11 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Suzuka 25 18 13 10 8 6 5 4 3 2
Rank Driver OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
SUZ
Japan
FUJ
Japan
AUT
Japan
MOT
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Masataka Yanagida
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
7 8 14 3 1 2 1 2 93
2 Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Kohei Hirate
1 8 2 5 9 8 7 1 74
3 Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Japan Hiroaki Ishiura
9 1 4 4 Ret 6 5 5 57
4 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
10 5 5 Ret 4 1 10 10 45
5 Japan Takuya Izawa
Japan Naoki Yamamoto
2 2 6 8 11 12 8 9 43
6 Japan Takashi Kogure
Netherlands Carlo van Dam
7 9 1 7 8 Ret 9 7 40
7 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 5 4 13 2 Ret 4 15 8 40
8 Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Germany Michael Krumm
4 3 8 Ret 5 11 6 6 40
9 Japan Seiji Ara
Portugal André Couto
12 13 9 12 6 3 3 5 36
10 Japan Daisuke Ito
Japan Kazuya Oshima
13 10 3 1 Ret 10 12 12 33
11 France Loïc Duval 5 13 2 Ret 4 15 8 32
12 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi
3 6 7 9 10 5 14 Ret 30
13 Japan Yuji Kunimoto
Italy Andrea Caldarelli
Ret 12 10 6 2 7 13 Ret 28
14 Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Yuhki Nakayama
Ret 11 11 11 Ret 14 2 3 26
15 Japan Hironobu Yasuda
Sweden Bjorn Wirdheim
11 14 Ret 10 3 13 4 11 22
16 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Takashi Kobayashi
6 Ret 12 Ret 7 9 11 13 12
17 United Kingdom Richard Lyons 4 8
Rank Driver OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
SUZ
Japan
FUJ
Japan
AUT
Japan
MOT
Japan
PTS
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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 Drivers[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 11 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Suzuka 25 18 13 10 8 6 5 4 3 2
Rank Driver OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
SUZ
Japan
FUJ
Japan
AUT
Japan
MOT
Japan
PTS
1 Japan Kyosuke Mineo
Japan Naoki Yokomizo
2 8 2 5 Ret 4 2 1 82
2 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto
Japan Kazuki Hoshino
11 3 3 Ret 1 Ret 1 5 73
3 Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
5 Ret 1 4 6 1 3 7 75
4 Japan Katsumasa Chiyo 19 18 4 1 2 9 19 6 53
5 Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
3 1 12 7 Ret 8 5 4 52
6 Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi 19 18 4 1 2 19 6 51
7 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka
1 5 7 6 5 7 16 13 47
8 Japan Manabu Orido
Japan Takayuki Aoki
17 Ret Ret 3 3 Ret 7 3 39
9 Japan Shinichi Takagi
Japan Kosuke Matsuura
6 4 9 9 4 5 17 21 33
10 Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Koki Saga
Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 2 8 Ret 26
11 Japan Kazuho Takahashi
Japan Hiroki Katoh
7 2 5 Ret 15 13 DNQ 16 25
12 Japan Hironori Takeuchi 12 10 6 2 Ret DNS Ret 8 24
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
13 Japan Hideki Yamauchi
Japan Koji Yamanishi
21 7 16 19 Ret Ret Ret 2 19
14 Japan Tetsuya Yamano
Japan Kota Sasaki
Ret 9 8 10 Ret 6 4 15 19
15 Japan Hideki Mutoh
Japan Daisuke Nakajima
16 11 3 10 11 12
16 Japan Akihiro Tsuzuki 9 15 14 Ret 14 Ret 6 9 9
17 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 4 Ret DNS 8
18 Germany Tim Bergmeister 4 Ret 8
19 Japan Yuki Iwasaki
Japan Yuya Sakamoto
8 13 11 14 9 10 14 10 8
20 United Kingdom Richard Lyons 14 Ret 6 9 7
21 Japan Yutaka Yamagishi
Japan Takuto Iguchi
10 17 13 18 8 14 9 14 7
22 Japan Taku Bamba
Japan Masahiro Sasaki
15 11 10 11 7 11 12 17 6
23 Switzerland Cyndie Allemann 9 15 14 Ret 14 2
24 Japan Daiki Sasaki 3 9 2
25 Japan Yuya Sakamoto 14 Ret 10 18 15 2
26 Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi Ret 10 2
Rank Driver OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
SUZ
Japan
FUJ
Japan
AUT
Japan
MOT
Japan
PTS
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

JAF Grand Prix[edit]

GT500 Drivers[edit]

Rank No. Team Race 1 Driver Race 2 Driver Race 1 Race 2 PTS
1 38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo Japan Kohei Hirate Japan Yuji Tachikawa 12 1 20
2 36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S France Loïc Duval Japan Kazuki Nakajima 15 2 15
3 100 Raybrig Team Kunimitsu Japan Naoki Yamamoto Japan Takuya Izawa 5 3 14
4 23 Motul Autech NISMO Germany Michael Krumm Japan Satoshi Motoyama 4 4 12
5 6 Lexus Team ENEOS LeMans Japan Kazuya Oshima Japan Daisuke Ito 3 6 10.5
6 1 S-Road REITO MOLA Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Japan Masataka Yanagida 1 14 10
7 17 Keihin Real Racing Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 2 15 7.5
8 24 D'Station ADVAN Kondo Racing Japan Hironobu Yasuda Sweden Bjorn Wirdheim 9 5 7
9 18 Weider Honda Racing Netherlands Carlo van Dam Japan Takashi Kogure 7 7 6
10 8 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Japan Takashi Kobayashi Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman 8 9 3.5
11 39 Lexus Team DENSO SARD Japan Hiroaki Ishiura Japan Juichi Wakisaka 11 8 3
12 12 Calsonic Team Impul Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Japan Tsugio Matsuda 6 11 2.5
13 35 Lexus Team KeePer Kraft Japan Yuji Kunimoto Italy Andrea Caldarelli 12 10 1
14 32 EPSON Nakajima Racing Japan Yuhki Nakayama Japan Ryo Michigami 10 12 0.5
15 19 Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh Japan Seiji Ara United Kingdom Marino Franchitti 14 13 0
Rank No. Team Race 1 Driver Race 2 Driver Race 1 Race 2 PTS


GT300 Drivers[edit]

Rank No. Team Race 1 Driver Race 2 Driver Race 1 Race 2 PTS
1 33 Hankook KTR Japan Tomonobu Fujii Japan Masami Kageyama 1 14 20
2 66 A speed Japan Kazuki Hoshino Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 14 1 20
3 16 Team Mugen Japan Daisuke Nakajima Japan Hideki Mutoh 2 7 19
4 2 Evangelion-01 Cars Tokai Dream28 Japan Kazuho Takahashi Japan Hiroki Kato 18 2 15
5 43 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Japan Kosuke Matsuura Japan Shinichi Takagi 3 9 13
6 52 Green Tec & Leon with Shift Japan Haruki Kurosawa Japan Hironori Takeuchi 6 4 13
7 88 MonePa JLOC Japan Takayuki Aoki Japan Manabu Orido 12 3 11
8 11 Gainer Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 7 6 9
9 3 S-Road NDDP Japan Katsumasa Chiyo Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi 4 19 8
10 0 GSR Hatsune Miku Japan Tatsuya Kataoka Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi 5 20 6
11 31 Hasepro apr Japan Koki Saga Japan Morio Nitta 11 5 6
12 911 Team Taisan ENDLESS Japan Kyosuke Mineo Japan Naoki Yokomizo 8 18 3
13 87 JLOC Japan Koji Yamanishi Japan Yuya Sakamoto 15 8 3
14 77 investors Hitotsuyama Racing Ukraine Igor Sushko Japan Kenji Kobayashi 9 Ret 2
15 360 RunUp Tomei Sports Japan Takuya Shirasaka Japan Atsushi Tanaka 10 Ret 1
16 30 Iwasaki Moda apr Japan Yuya Sakamoto Japan Yuki Iwasaki 23 10 1
17 4 GSR Project Mirai Japan Masahiro Sasaki Japan Taku Bamba 17 12 0
18 5 Team Mach Japan Masayuki Ueda Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka 21 Ret 0
19 14 Team SGC Japan Ryo Orime Japan Naoya Yamano 13 Ret 0
20 21 ZENT Hitotsuyama Racing United Kingdom Richard Lyons Japan Akihiro Tsuzuki DNS 11 0
21 22 R'Qs Motorsports Japan Masaki Jyonai Japan Hisashi Wada 22 13 0
22 48 NEON Dijon Racing Japan Shogo Mitsuyama Japan Hiroshi Takamori 20 15 0
23 61 R&D Sport Japan Kota Sasaki Japan Tetsuya Yamano 19 16 0
24 86 Verity BOMEX JLOC Japan Junichiro Yamashita Japan Hideshi Matsuda 16 17 0
Rank No. Team Race 1 Driver Race 2 Driver Race 1 Race 2 PTS

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