Satoshi Motoyama

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Satoshi Motoyama
Satoshi Motoyama 2010 Motorsport Japan.jpg
Motoyama in 2010.
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born (1971-03-04) 4 March 1971 (age 43)
Tokyo, Japan
2014 Super GT
Debut season 1997 (GT500)
Current team MOLA
Car no. 1
Former teams Nismo, Impul, ARTA
Starts 130
Wins 15
Previous series
1990–1995
1995-1997
1996-2008
1996
All-Japan F3
JTCC
Formula Nippon
JGTC GT300
Championship titles
1998, 2001, 2003 and 2005
2003-2004
2008
Formula Nippon

JGTC (GT500)
Super GT (GT500)
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19981999, 2012, 2014
Teams Nismo/TWR
Best finish 10th (1998)
Class wins 0

Satoshi Motoyama (本山哲 - Motoyama Satoshi; born March 4, 1971 in Tokyo) is a Japanese racing driver.

Career[edit]

Motoyama gathered an impressive resume of results in his native country, winning the Formula Nippon championship in 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2005. He also competes in the Japan GT Championship and won that series title in 2003, 2004 and 2008, sharing the car with Michael Krumm, Richard Lyons and Benoît Tréluyer respectively. Motoyama and Tréluyer won the 2008 championship with 3 wins in 9 races. Motoyama is a Nissan driver, and he has competed in the JGTC / Super GT for Nismo and Autech with the Nissan Z-car, Nissan Skyline GT-R and Nissan GT-R.

The closest Motoyama has come to Formula One was a Friday test for Jordan at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix, and a pre-season test session with Renault in 2004.

Motoyama has competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the main sports prototype class. He drove a Nissan R390 GT1 works car in 1998, finishing 10th, and he retired in 1999 with a Nissan R391. Also in 1999, he won the 1999 Le Mans Fuji 1000 km in a R391. In 2012, he drove the Nissan-powered DeltaWing experimental car for Highcroft Racing, joining Krumm and Marino Franchitti.

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
1996 Hoshino Racing Nissan Silvia GT300 SUZ
FUJ
SEN
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SUG
12
MIN
7
29th 4
1997 Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 SUZ
Ret
FUJ
5
SEN
15
FUJ
4
MIN
6
SUG
14
11th 24
1998 ARTA Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 SUZ
13
FUJ
C
SEN
11
FUJ
6
MOT
6
MIN
9
SUG
8
12th 17
1999 NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 SUZ
2
FUJ
SUG
6
MIN
1
FUJ
3
TAI
7
MOT
3
3rd 69
2000 Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 MOT
17
FUJ
5
SUG
5
FUJ
3
TAI
6
MIN
1
SUZ
3
3rd 66
2001 Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI
15
FUJ
Ret
SUG
7
FUJ
7
MOT
3
SUZ
11
MIN
5
11th 28
2002 NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI
11
FUJ
7
SUG
7
SEP
4
FUJ
2
MOT
10
MIN
2
SUZ
Ret
8th 51
2003 NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI
2
FUJ
4
SUG
3
FUJ
5
FUJ
2
MOT
11
AUT
5
SUZ
3
1st 86
2004 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 TAI
1
SUG
Ret
SEP
3
TOK
Ret
MOT
3
AUT
1
SUZ
7
1st 73
2005 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 OKA
Ret
FUJ
4
SEP
1
SUG
8
MOT
6
FUJ
10
AUT
6
SUZ
2
3rd 60
2006 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
2
OKA
Ret
FUJ
4
SEP
5
SUG
2
SUZ
DSQ
MOT
14
AUT
1
FUJ
11
6th 69
2007 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
2
OKA
Ret
FUJ
1
SEP
14
SUG
Ret
SUZ
3
MOT
13
AUT
12
FUJ
14
8th 48
2008 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 SUZ
1
OKA
1
FUJ
14
SEP
13
SUG
14
SUZ
8
MOT
12
AUT
1
FUJ
9
1st 76
2009 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
13
SUZ
11
FUJ
1
SEP
8
SUG
1
SUZ
6
FUJ
2
AUT
2
MOT
14
3rd 78
2010 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 SUZ
8
OKA
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SEP
2
SUG
6
SUZ
2
FUJ
C
MOT
8
7th 48
2011 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
5
FUJ
1
SEP
14
SUG
12
SUZ
4
FUJ
6
AUT
1
MOT
1
2nd 79
2012 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
4
FUJ
3
SEP
7
SUG
Ret
SUZ
5
FUJ
11
AUT
6
MOT
6
8th 40
2013 MOLA Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
10
FUJ
9
SEP
6
SUG
7
SUZ
8
FUJ
7
AUT
4
MOT
14
12th 28
2014 MOLA Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
10
FUJ
Ret
AUT
2
SUG
7
FUJ
SUZ
BUR
MOT
6th* 20*

* Season in progress

Complete Formula Nippon results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1996 FUNAI SUPER AGURI SUZ
7
MIN
Ret
FUJ
5
TOK
17
SUZ
12
SUG
3
FUJ
5
MIN
6
SUZ
Ret
FUJ
Ret
10th 9
1997 FUNAI SUPER AGURI SUZ
4
MIN
DNS
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
SUG
Ret
FUJ
Ret
MIN
6
MOT
Ret
FUJ
4
SUZ 11th 7
1998 LEMONed Le Mans SUZ
Ret
MIN
1
FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUZ
Ret
SUG
4
MIN
1
FUJ
2
SUZ
Ret
1st 45
1999 UNLIMITED Le Mans SUZ
1
MOT
2
MIN
1
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
SUG
2
FUJ
3
MIN
Ret
MOT
1
SUZ
Ret
2nd 46
2000 IMPUL SUZ
6
MOT
4
MIN
Ret
FUJ
8
SUZ
6
SUG
4
MOT
3
FUJ
2
MIN
2
SUZ
1
3rd 34
2001 excite IMPUL SUZ
Ret
MOT
9
MIN
1
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
1
SUG
1
FUJ
4
MIN
1
MOT
2
SUZ
Ret
1st 49
2002 XBOX IMPUL SUZ
Ret
FUJ
1
MIN
1
SUZ
5
MOT
1
SUG
Ret
FUJ
3
MIN
1
MOT
4
SUZ
1
2nd 60
2003 IMPUL SUZ
1
FUJ
1
MIN
1
MOT
9
SUZ
14
SUG
1
FUJ
1
MIN
13
MOT
2
SUZ
3
1st 56
2004 ADiRECT 5ZIGEN SUZ
5
SUG
12
MOT
5
SUZ
4
SUG
1
MIN
6
SEP
Ret
MOT
5
SUZ
6
6th 21
2005 Arting IMPUL MOT
4
SUZ
4
SUG
1
FUJ
2
SUZ
1
MIN
3
FUJ
13
MOT
1
SUZ
2
1st 52
2006 arting IMPUL FUJ
3
SUZ
8
MOT
3
SUZ
3
AUT
Ret
FUJ
3
SUG
5
MOT
Ret
SUZ
Ret
5th 16
2007 Arabian Oasis IMPUL FUJ
Ret
SUZ
1
MOT
6
OKA
10
SUZ
1
FUJ
Ret
SUG
4
MOT
11
SUZ
1
4th 38
2008 Team LeMans FUJ
Ret
SUZ
4
MOT
16
OKA
Ret
SUZ1
8
SUZ2
3
MOT1
9
MOT2
5
FUJ1
14
FUJ2
14
SUG
Ret
11th 14

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2003 Jordan Ford Jordan EJ13 Ford V10 AUS
MAL
BRA
SMR
ESP
AUT
MON
CAN
EUR
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
ITA
USA
JPN
TD

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
Japan Takuya Kurosawa
Japan Masami Kageyama
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 319 10th 9th
1999 Japan Nissan Motorsports Germany Michael Krumm
France Érik Comas
Nissan R391 LMP 110 DNF DNF
2012 United States Highcroft Racing United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Germany Michael Krumm
DeltaWing-Nissan UNC 75 DNF DNF
2014 Japan Nissan Motorsports Global Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Belgium Wolfgang Reip
Nissan ZEOD RC UNC 5 DNF DNF

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pedro de la Rosa
Formula Nippon Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Tom Coronel
Preceded by
Toranosuke Takagi
Formula Nippon Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Ralph Firman
Preceded by
Ralph Firman
Formula Nippon Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Richard Lyons
Preceded by
Juichi Wakisaka
Akira Iida
All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion (GT500)
2003*2004**
*with:Michael Krumm
**with:Richard Lyons
Succeeded by
Yuji Tachikawa
Toranosuke Takagi
Preceded by
Richard Lyons
Formula Nippon Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Benoît Tréluyer
Preceded by
Daisuke Ito
Ralph Firman
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2008 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Succeeded by
Juichi Wakisaka
André Lotterer