Juichi Wakisaka

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Juichi Wakisaka
Juichi Wakisaka 2010 Motorsport Japan.jpg
Wakisaka in 2010.
Nationality Japanese
Born (1972-07-29) July 29, 1972 (age 42)
Nara
Related to Shigekazu Wakisaka (brother)
2014 Super GT
Debut season 1998
Current team Lexus Team Kraft
Car no. 35
Starts 97
Wins 10
Best finish 1st in 2002, 2006, 2009
Previous series
1997-2004
1995-1996
Formula Nippon
All-Japan Formula Three
Championship titles
2002, 2006, 2009 3
Awards
1996 All-Japan F3 champion

Juichi Wakisaka (脇阪寿一 Wakisaka Juichi?, born July 29, 1972 in Nara) is a Japanese racing driver who was a 2002, 2006 and 2009 champion in Japan's Super GT series in the GT500 category. In 2002, Wakisaka raced the Toyota Supra GT with Akira Iida, in 2006 and 2009 Wakisaka raced the Lexus SC 430 with André Lotterer.

Wakisaka was also a regular presenter of Best Motoring and is brother to Shigekazu, who also competes in Super GT.

Wakisaka driving the Lexus SC430 GT500 for Kraft Racing in 2011.



Racing record[edit]

Complete JGTC/Super GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
1998 Mugen x Dome Project Honda NSX GT500 SUZ FUJ SEN FUJ MOT MIN
15
SUG
DSQ
NC 0
1999 Mugen x Dome Project Honda NSX GT500 SUZ
1
FUJ
Ret
SUG
Ret
MIN
11
FUJ
2
TAI
3
MOT
Ret
4th 47
2000 Mugen x Dome Project Honda NSX GT500 MOT
Ret
FUJ
1
SUG
7
FUJ
17
TAI
10
MIN
2
SUZ
15
6th 46
2001 Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
Ret
FUJ
1
SUG
5
FUJ
3
MOT
13
SUZ
Ret
MIN
14
7th 40
2002 Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
10
FUJ
2
SUG
1
SEP
11
FUJ
7
MOT
4
MIN
4
SUZ
3
1st 75
2003 Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
1
FUJ
12
SUG
1
FUJ
6
FUJ
4
MOT
4
AUT
4
SUZ
7
2nd 83
2004 Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
2
SUG
11
SEP
14
TOK
2
MOT
2
AUT
4
SUZ
Ret
3rd 57
2005 Toyota Team LeMans Toyota Supra GT500 OKA
11
FUJ
5
SEP
4
SUG
4
MOT
9
FUJ
3
AUT
10
SUZ
3
6th 51
2006 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
1
OKA
8
FUJ
3
SEP
15
SUG
4
SUZ
10
MOT
2
AUT
7
FUJ
4
1st 80
2007 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
7
OKA
5
FUJ
DNS
SEP
8
SUG
5
SUZ
1
MOT
6
AUT
6
FUJ
6
6th 54
2008 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
3
OKA
4
FUJ
2
SEP
7
SUG
10
SUZ
3
MOT
3
AUT
8
FUJ
7
3rd 63
2009 Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
11
SUZ
2
FUJ
2
SEP
6
SUG
7
SUZ
8
FUJ
3
AUT
1
MOT
2
1st 88
2010 Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
4
OKA
3
FUJ
2
SEP
8
SUG
7
SUZ
10
FUJ
C
MOT
1
2nd 62
2011 Lexus Team Kraft Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
14
FUJ
11
SEP
10
SUG
Ret
SUZ
7
FUJ
9
AUT
9
MOT
14
15th 7
2012 Lexus Team SARD Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
9
FUJ
1
SEP
4
SUG
4
SUZ
Ret
FUJ
6
AUT
5
MOT
4
3rd 57
2013 Lexus Team SARD Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
8
FUJ
4
SEP
2
SUG
4
SUZ
9
FUJ
11
AUT
7
MOT
4
8th 47
2014 Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH Lexus RC F GT500 OKA
11
FUJ
7
AUT
8
SUG
12
FUJ
11
SUZ
Ret
BUR
6
MOT
6
15th 17

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pedro de la Rosa
All-Japan Formula Three
Champion

1996
Succeeded by
Tom Coronel
Preceded by
Hironori Takeuchi
Yuji Tachikawa
All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion (GT500)
2002 with:
Akira Iida
Succeeded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Michael Krumm
Preceded by
Yuji Tachikawa
Toranosuke Takagi
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2006 with:
André Lotterer
Succeeded by
Daisuke Ito
Ralph Firman
Preceded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Benoît Tréluyer
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2009 with:
André Lotterer
Succeeded by
Takashi Kogure
Loïc Duval