Katsuyuki Hiranaka

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Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1981-10-04) 4 October 1981 (age 33)
Sapporo, Japan
Super GT career
Debut season 2005
Current team GAINER
Car no. 11
Former teams Nakajima Racing
Toyota Team SARD
Toyota Team CERUMO
Starts 75
Wins 4
Poles 3
Fastest laps 3
Best finish 2nd in 2011, 2013, 2014
Previous series
2005-08
2003-04
2002, 04
Formula Nippon
Formula 3 Euro Series
All-Japan Formula 3

Katsuyuki Hiranaka (平中 克幸 Hiranaka Katsuyuki?, born 4 October 1981 in Sapporo, Hokkaido) is a Japanese race car driver.

Career[edit]

Hiranaka (leading) in the first GT300 race at the 2010 JAF Grand Prix

Katsuyuki began karting in 1995 when he was 14, and in 2002 moved to the All-Japan Formula Three Championship, as a member of the TOM'S team. In 2002, he achieved one fastest lap and came fifth in one race. Between 2003 and 2004 Katsuyuki raced for Prema Powerteam in the Formula 3 Euro Series. He then returned to Japan and took part in the Super GT & Formula Nippon local series.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002 All-Japan Formula Three Championship TOM'S 20 0 0 1 7 142 5th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 25th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2003 Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 20 0 0 1 0 4 22nd
British Formula Three Championship 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 29th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 29th
2004 All-Japan Formula Three Championship TOM's 2 0 0 0 1 14 14th
Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 20 0 0 0 1 9 15th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 23rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 22nd
2005 Formula Nippon Takagi/Cerumo 9 0 0 1 0 2 13th
Super GT (GT300) Toyota Team Cerumo 8 0 0 0 0 7 15th
2006 Formula Nippon NTT DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 8 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Super GT (GT500) Team SARD 9 0 0 0 0 13 23rd
2007 Formula Nippon SG Team 5zigen 9 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Super GT (GT500) Team SARD 9 0 0 1 1 21 15th
2008 Formula Nippon SG Team 5zigen 7 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Super GT (GT500) Nakajima Racing 9 0 0 0 1 43 10th
2009 Super GT (GT300) GAINER 9 1 0 0 3 51 3rd
2010 Super GT (GT300) GAINER 7 0 0 0 0 34 7th
Formula Nippon KCMG 7 0 0 0 0 4 12th
2011 Super GT (GT300) GAINER 8 0 0 2 5 83 2nd
2012 Super GT (GT300) GAINER 8 1 1 0 1 47 7th
2013 Super GT (GT300) GAINER 8 2 0 0 3 80 2nd
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 GAINER International 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2014 Super GT (GT300) GAINER 8 1 0 0 5 80 2nd

† – As Hiranaka was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2003 Prema Powerteam Dallara F303/007 Spiess-Opel HOC
1

13
HOC
2

Ret
ADR
1

12
ADR
2

12
PAU
1

6
PAU
2

13
NOR
1

14
NOR
2

Ret
LMS
1

22
LMS
2

17
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

18
A1R
1

26
A1R
2

16
ZAN
1

10
ZAN
2

10
HOC
1

22
HOC
2

23
MAG
1

20
MAG
2

13
22nd 4
2004 Dallara F304/009 HOC
1

14
HOC
2

13
EST
1

19
EST
2

14
ADR
1

2
ADR
1

16
PAU
1

9
PAU
2

8
NOR
1

9
NOR
1

22
15th 9
Dallara F303/025 MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

22
NÜR
1

24
NÜR
2

14
ZAN
1

10
ZAN
2

13
BRN
1

13
BRN
2

12
HOC
1

14
HOC
2

17

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