1988 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship

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1988 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship
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The 1988 Japanese Formula 3000 Championship was contested over 8 rounds. 18 different teams, 24 different drivers, 5 different chassis and 3 different engines competed.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Suzuka  Japan 13 March 1988 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'07:41.170 181.935 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Kazuyoshi Hoshino Aguri Suzuki
2 Fuji  Japan 17 April 1988 45 4.470=201.15 km 1'01:34.523 196.004 km/h Aguri Suzuki Aguri Suzuki Aguri Suzuki
3 Nishinihon  Japan 8 May 1988 72 2.816=202.752 km 1'16:05.876 159.861 km/h Aguri Suzuki Aguri Suzuki Aguri Suzuki
4 Suzuka  Japan 29 May 1988 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'07:42.494 181.875 km/h Aguri Suzuki Aguri Suzuki Kazuyoshi Hoshino
5 Sugo  Japan 31 July 1988 54 3.704=200.016 km 1'09:00.620 173.901 km/h Geoff Lees Ross Cheever Kazuyoshi Hoshino
6 Fuji  Japan 14 August 1988 45 4.470=201.15 km 1'02:27.678 193.224 km/h Takao Wada Geoff Lees Takao Wada
7 Suzuka  Japan 25 September 1988 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'14:58.537 164.246 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Kazuyoshi Hoshino Takao Wada
8 Suzuka  Japan 27 November 1988 35 5.864=205.241 km 1'06:30.016 185.179 km/h Kazuyoshi Hoshino Masanori Sekiya Kazuyoshi Hoshino

Final point standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 6 results count. Two drivers had a point deduction, which are given in ().

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Total Points
1 Aguri Suzuki  Japan Footwork Racing International March Cosworth-Yamaha 6 9 9 9 - 6 45
Footwork Racing International Reynard Cosworth-Yamaha 6 -
2 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 9 6 4 6 (4) - 9 9 43
3 Emanuele Pirro  Italy Team LeMans March Mugen Honda - (2) 6 3 25
Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 6 3 4 3
4 Masanori Sekiya  Japan Leyton House Racing Lola Mugen Honda - 4 1 4 - - 3 6 18
5 Geoff Lees  United Kingdom Team LeMans March Mugen Honda 3 - 3 - 15
Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 9 - - -
Takao Wada  Japan Advan Sport Pal March Mugen Honda 2 15
Advan Sport Pal Lola Mugen Honda - - - 3 9 1 -
7 Kunimitsu Takahashi  Japan Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 4 - - 2 1 4 - 1 12
8 Hideki Okada  Japan Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda - 3 2 1 - 2 - 2 10
9 Ross Cheever  United States Dome March Cosworth-Yamaha 1 - - - 4
Dome Reynard Cosworth-Yamaha 1 2 - -
Masahiro Hasemi  Japan Speed Star Wheel Racing Team Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - 4 4
11 Ukyo Katayama  Japan Ba-Tsu Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - 2 - - - 2
12 Keiji Matsumoto  Japan Meiju Racing March Mugen Honda - 1 - - - - - - 1

Complete Overview[edit]

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R=retired NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan Japan
1 Aguri Suzuki  Japan Footwork Racing International Footwork Cosworth-Yamaha 18
Footwork Racing International March Cosworth-Yamaha 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 R 4 2
Footwork Racing International Reynard Cosworth-Yamaha 3 2 4 R
2 Kazuyoshi Hoshino  Japan Team Impul Lola Mugen Honda 1 1 5 2 3 3 3 2 5 3 2 R 1 1 3 1
3 Emanuele Pirro  Italy Team LeMans March Mugen Honda 17 9 16 5 5 2 8 4
Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 8 2 13 4 5 3 12 4
4 Masanori Sekiya  Japan Leyton House Racing March Mugen Honda 3 R
Leyton House Racing Lola Mugen Honda 2 3 6 6 2 3 3 R 3 R 4 4 1 2
5 Geoff Lees  United Kingdom Team LeMans March Mugen Honda 6 4 3 13 2 4 5 R
Team LeMans Reynard Mugen Honda 2 1 1 R 2 R 2 R
Takao Wada  Japan Advan Sport Pal March Mugen Honda 4 5
Advan Sport Pal Lola Mugen Honda 11 7 13 R 6 R 10 4 6 1 11 6 11 10
7 Kunimitsu Takahashi  Japan Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 5 3 7 R 15 7 7 5 11 6 10 3 7 10 10 6
8 Hideki Okada  Japan Team Nova Lola Mugen Honda 2 R 4 4 4 5 4 6 7 7 7 5 6 R 13 5
9 Ross Cheever  United States Dome March Cosworth-Yamaha 9 6 8 8 8 12 10 R
Dome Reynard Cosworth-Yamaha 1 14 9 6 9 5 22 R
Masahiro Hasemi  Japan Speed Star Wheel Racing Team Lola Mugen Honda 8 R 6 R 11 8 11 13 9 8 12 7 16 R 7 3
11 Ukyo Katayama  Japan Ba-Tsu Racing March Mugen Honda 13 11 13 R 7 R 14 7
Ba-Tsu Racing Lola Mugen Honda 6 5 8 8 12 12 5 R
12 Keiji Matsumoto  Japan Meiju Racing March Mugen Honda 7 13 10 6 9 R - -
Meiju Racing Lola Mugen Honda 10 R 5 R 15 16 6 R
- Akio Morimoto  Japan Cabin Racing/Heroes March Mugen Honda 10 10 12 R 12 11 16 8 17 R
Cabin Racing/Heroes Reynard Mugen Honda 11 R 8 7 14 7
- Eje Elgh  Sweden Sundai Spilit Team Lola Mugen Honda 15 7 14 12 14 10 18 10 16 9 15 9 14 9 16 9
- Kenny Acheson  United Kingdom Team Kitamura March Mugen Honda 11 8 9 R 9 9 12 15 14 R 14 14 - - - -
- Dave Scott  United Kingdom Footwork Racing International Mooncraft Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - 16 10 10 8
Checker Motor Sports Club Lola Cosworth 19 R
- Hitoshi Ogawa  Japan Leyton House Racing March Mugen Honda - - - - - - 13 12 13 12 17 11 13 11 8 8
- Masatomo Shimizu  Japan Shimizu Racing Lola Cosworth 12 12 15 9 - - 15 9 12 10 18 12 17 13 20 R
- Kazumo Mogi  Japan Sics Racing March Cosworth 16 R 18 10 16 R
Sics Racing Lola Cosworth 19 11 19 R 19 R 19 15 18 11
- Tetsuya Ota  Japan Checker Motor Sports Club Lola Cosworth 14 R 19 11 - - 20 14 15 11 20 R 21 R - -
- Hideshi Matsuda  Japan Takeshi Project Racing March Cosworth - - 17 NS 17 13 17 R 18 13 21 13 18 14 17 12
- Jeff Krosnoff  United States Speed Star Wheel Racing Lola Mugen Honda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 13
- Katsunori Iketani  Japan Supercard Racing March Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 NQ 21 R
- Mark Blundell  United Kingdom Footwork Racing International Mooncraft Cosworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 R