Masahiko Kageyama

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Masahiko Kageyama
Nationality Japanese
Born (1963-08-08) August 8, 1963 (age 50)
Kanagawa Prefecture
Retired 2002
Debut season 1993 (JGTC GT1)
Starts 56
Wins 6
Best finish 1st in 19931995
Previous series
1990-2001
1990-1996
1987-1989
Formula Nippon
Japanese Touring Car Championship
All-Japan Formula Three

Masahiko Kageyama (影山 正彦 Kageyama Masahiko?, born August 8, 1963 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a former racing driver from Japan. He participated in the Japanese Grand Touring Car series in the top category between 1993 and 2002.

Kageyama won the inaugural Japanese Grand Touring Car championship, in the Nismo Nissan Skyline GT-R R32, before winning the next two championships.

He also won the All-Japan Formula Three Championship in 1989, and the Japanese Touring Car Championship in 1993.

Along with Nissan Motorsports teammates Aguri Suzuki and Kazuyoshi Hoshino, he drove a Nissan R390 GT1 to a third place finish at the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans.[1]

Kageyama is the CEO of M-Proto Inc., a supplier of brake pads, based in Fujisawa, Kanagawa.[2]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1995 Japan NISMO Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Nissan Skyline GT-R LM GT1 157 DNF DNF
1996 Japan NISMO Japan Aguri Suzuki
Japan Masahiko Kondo
Nissan Skyline GT-R LM GT1 209 DNF DNF
1997 Japan Nissan Motorsport
United Kingdom TWR
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
France Érik Comas
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 294 12th 5th
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
Japan Aguri Suzuki
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 347 3rd 3rd
2000 Japan TV Asahi Team Dragon Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Masami Kageyama
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S LMP900 340 6th 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 24 Hours of Le Mans results". experiencelemans.com. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "会社情報" [Corporate Information]. M-Proto official website (in Japanese). Japan: M-Proto Inc. 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
none
JGTC (GT1) Champion
199319941995
Succeeded by
David Brabham
John Nielsen