Takashi Kogure

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Takashi Kogure
Takashi Kogure 2010 Motorsport Japan.jpg
Kogure in 2010.
Nationality  Japanese
Born (1980-08-01) August 1, 1980 (age 34)
Kanagawa (Japan)
2014 Formula Nippon
Debut season 2003
Current team Nakajima Racing
Car no. 32
Former teams ARTA
Starts 66
Wins 7
Poles 14
Fastest laps 7
Best finish 3rd in 2007
Previous series
2008
200510
2003
2001–02
Formula One testing
Super GT
All-Japan GT Championship
All-Japan Formula Three
Championship titles
2002 All-Japan Formula Three

Takashi Kogure (小暮卓史 Kogure Takashi?, born August 1, 1980 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Three[edit]

Kogure made his single-seater début in 2001, driving a Dallara F300 in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship for Now Motorsports. He finished in eleventh place in the championship standings. The following season, Kogure moved to Mugen*Dome Project and claimed the championship by ten points from Paolo Montin. Kogure won eleven of the season's twenty races, finishing on the podium on a further four occasions. In the non-championship international races, Kogure finished second at the Korea Super Prix behind Olivier Pla, and third at the Macau Grand Prix behind Tristan Gommendy and Heikki Kovalainen.

Super GT[edit]

Kogure driving the Honda HSV-010 GT during the 2011 Super GT season.

Kogure made his bow into the All-Japan GT Championship with Nakajima Racing. He contested three races en route to 27th in the championship. After concentrating on Formula Nippon only in 2004, Kogure returned to the newly renamed Super GT championship, with Dome Project in 2005; ending up in nineteenth place in the championship standings. Despite only taking one win in 2006, Kogure and team-mate Ryo Michigami were title contenders, eventually losing out to the crews of André Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka and also Sébastien Philippe and Shinya Hosokawa. All three pairings were split by four points at the conclusion of the season.

Four pole positions in eight races helped Kogure and Michigami again finish in the top five in the standings in 2007; finishing fourth ahead of Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda on a tie-break as both pairings finished level on 63 points. Sixth place championship placings followed in 2008 and 2009.

Formula Nippon[edit]

As well as his JGTC campaign, Kogure took part in the Formula Nippon series with Nakajima. He finished tenth in the championship, taking a best result of second at the closing race of the season at Suzuka. He took his first series victory during the 2004 season, finishing out front at the season-opening round, again at Suzuka. He made a further visit to the podium at Sugo en route to seventh in the standings. He improved to fifth place in 2005, despite not winning any races.

Kogure moved to Aguri Suzuki's ARTA team for the 2006 campaign, and again failed to win any races during the season. He only amassed three points towards the championship, but also amassed five pole positions. Despite this, he returned to Nakajima Racing in 2007, taking three victories on the way to his highest championship placing in Formula Nippon; third position behind Team Impul team-mates Matsuda and Benoît Tréluyer. He finished fifth again in 2008, fourth in 2009 and currently leads the 2010 championship after winning the opening race at Suzuka.

Formula One[edit]

As a member of Honda's Formula Dream Project, Kogure had the opportunity to test a Honda RA107 Formula One car at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in January 2008.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2001 All-Japan Formula Three Championship NOW Motor Sport 17 0 0 0 0 44 11th
2002 All-Japan Formula Three Championship Mugen Dome Project 20 11 10 8 15 290 1st
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2003 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 10 0 0 0 1 11 10th
All-Japan GT Championship 3 0 0  ? 0 17 27th
2004 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 9 1 0 1 2 17 7th
2005 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 9 0 1 1 3 15 5th
Super GT Dome Project 8 0 0 0 1 37 19th
2006 Formula Nippon Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 9 0 5 0 0 3 12th
Super GT Dome Project 9 1 1 1 2 76 3rd
2007 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 9 3 4 2 4 41 3rd
Super GT Dome Racing Team 8 1 4 2 2 63 4th
2008 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 11 0 0 1 3 41 5th
Super GT Dome Racing Team 9 1 2 1 3 60 6th
Formula One Honda Test driver
2009 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 8 2 3 2 3 37 4th
Super GT Team Yoshiki and Dome Project 9 0 0 0 2 50 6th
2010 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 8 1 2 0 4 38 4th
Super GT Weider Honda Racing 7 1 3 3 5 67 1st
2011 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 7 0 0 0 1 16.5 7th
Super GT Weider Honda Racing 8 2 1 0 2 57 3rd
2012 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 8 0 0 0 0 4 10th
Super GT Weider Honda Racing 8 1 1 0 1 40 6th

Racing record[edit]

Complete Super GT results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2003 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX GT500 TAI
5
FUJ
6
SUG
8
FUJ
FUJ
MOT
AUT
SUZ
17th 17
2005 Dome Honda NSX GT500 OKA
7
FUJ
13
SEP
7
SUG
Ret
MOT
2
FUJ
11
AUT
5
SUZ
6
10th 37
2006 Dome Honda NSX GT500 SUZ
4
OKA
1
FUJ
Ret
SEP
6
SUG
Ret
SUZ
Ret
MOT
5
AUT
2
FUJ
7
3rd 76
2007 Dome Racing Team Honda NSX GT500 SUZ
13
OKA
7
FUJ
11
SEP
Ret
SUG
2
SUZ
12
MOT
1
AUT
5
FUJ
10
4th 63
2008 Dome Racing Team Honda NSX GT500 SUZ
7
OKA
12
FUJ
3
SEP
3
SUG
1
SUZ
12
MOT
8
AUT
7
FUJ
14
6th 60
2009 Dome Project Honda NSX GT500 OKA
2
SUZ
5
FUJ
13
SEP
12
SUG
3
SUZ
4
FUJ
8
AUT
5
MOT
10
6th 50
2010 Honda Racing Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 SUZ
Ret
OKA
1
FUJ
7
SEP
3
SUG
2
SUZ
9
FUJ
C
MOT
2
1st 67
2011 Honda Racing Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 OKA
7
FUJ
13
SEP
1
SUG
Ret
SUZ
1
FUJ
4
AUT
11
MOT
6
3rd 57
2012 Honda Racing Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 OKA
7
FUJ
9
SEP
1
SUG
7
SUZ
8
FUJ
Ret
AUT
9
MOT
7
6th 40
2013 Team Kunimitsu Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 OKA
1
FUJ
7
SEP
3
SUG
12
SUZ
10
FUJ
Ret
AUT
12
MOT
12
10th 37
2014 Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX-GT GT500 OKA
9
FUJ
Ret
AUT
6
SUG
11
FUJ
SUZ
BUR
MOT
15th* 7*

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honda to test RA108, Kogure this week". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Benoît Tréluyer
All-Japan Formula Three Champion
2002
Succeeded by
James Courtney
Preceded by
Juichi Wakisaka
André Lotterer
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2010 with:
Loïc Duval
Succeeded by
Ronnie Quintarelli
Masataka Yanagida