1995 Japanese Touring Car Championship

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1995 Japanese Touring Car Championship
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The 1995 Japanese Touring Car Championship season was the 11th edition of the series. It began at Fuji Speedway on 12 March and finished after eight events, also at Fuji Speedway on 5 November. The championship was won by Steve Soper, driving for BMW Team Schnitzer. It was his only touring car title[1][2][3] and it would be the only time a non-Japanese driver won the series.

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Toyota Team TOM's Toyota Corona EXiV 1 Japan Masanori Sekiya All
Toyota Corona T190 37 Germany Michael Krumm 1
Toyota Corona EXiV 2-8
Hasemi Motorsport Nissan Primera GTe 3 Japan Masahiro Hasemi All
Trans Global BMW 318i 5 Japan Mutsuaki Sanada 1-6
Japan Akira Watanabe 7
United Kingdom Richard Dean 8
Castrol Racing Mazda Lantis 6 Japan Yojiro Terada 1-2, 4-8
FET Racing Toyota Corolla AE101 8 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki 1-5
Toyota Corolla AE110 6-8
Mazdaspeed Mazda Familia 9 United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott 6-8
Mazda Lantis 47 Japan Shogo Kobayashi 1-2, 4-8
BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318i 10 United Kingdom Steve Soper All
73 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 1, 5-8
Germany Leopold Prinz von Bayern 2-4
74 Netherlands Peter Kox 8
Object T Honda Civic Ferio 11 Japan Takahiko Hara 1
Toyota Corona T190 33 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 1
Toyota Corona EXiV 51 2-8
Team Impul Nissan Primera GTe 12 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino All
WedsSport BMW 318i 13 Japan Takeo Asano All
Mooncraft Honda Civic Ferio 14 Japan Naoki Hattori All
Nakajima Planning Honda Civic Ferio 15 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 1-3
Japan Takuya Kurosawa 4-8
Castrol Mugen Honda Honda Civic Ferio 16 Japan Osamu Nakako All
Misuzu Racing Opel Vectra GT 17 Japan Tatsuhiko Kaneumi 2-4, 6-8
Club Endless BMW 318i 18 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita All
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Sprinter Marino 19 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 1
Toyota Corona EXiV 2-8
Hitotsuyama Racing BMW 318i 20 Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 8
21 3, 5-7
Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 1-2, 4, 8
Team Advan Yamaichi BMW 318i 22 Japan Kazuo Mogi All
Team Advan Toyota Corolla Ceres 25 Japan Masami Kageyama 1, 3
Toyota Corona EXiV 2, 4-8
Nismo Nissan Sunny 31 Japan Akira Iida 2-8
32 Japan Toshio Suzuki 2-8
AS Auto Tech BMW 318i 35 Japan Akihiko Nakaya All
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Corona T190 38 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 1
Toyota Corona EXiV 2-8
39 Denmark Tom Kristensen All
5Zigen Racing Honda Civic Ferio 50 Japan Hideki Okada 2-8
Unicorse Alfa Romeo 155 TS 55 Japan Yasutaka Hinoi 4
Italy Giambattista Busi 6
Italy Giorgio Francia 8
Team Dome-Kosei Ford Mondeo 65 Japan Hisashi Wada 7-8
Dandelion Racing Toyota Corolla AE101 68 Japan Hideo Fukuyama 1-2, 4
Japan Masayuki Yamamoto 3, 5-8
Concept L Racing Honda Civic Ferio 77 Japan Kazuo Shimizu All
HKS Opel Team Japan Opel Vectra GT 86 United Kingdom Justin Bell All
87 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 1-7
Austria Philipp Peter 8
Team Kunimitsu Honda Civic Ferio 100 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya 2-8

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Japan Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka 12 March Japan Masanori Sekiya Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
R2 Japan Masanori Sekiya Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
2 R3 Japan Sportsland SUGO, Miyagi 14 May Japan Masanori Sekiya United Kingdom Anthony Reid Japan Masanori Sekiya Toyota Team TOM's
R4 Denmark Tom Kristensen Japan Masanori Sekiya Toyota Team TOM's
3 R5 Japan Tokachi International Speedway, Hokkaidō 11 June Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Team Cerumo
R6 Germany Michael Krumm Germany Michael Krumm Toyota Team TOM's
4 R7 Japan Suzuka Circuit, Mie 2 July United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid HKS Opel Team Japan
R8 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
5 R9 Japan Mine Central Circuit, Yamaguchi 23 July United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid Japan Akira Iida Nismo
R10 Germany Michael Krumm United Kingdom Anthony Reid HKS Opel Team Japan
6 R11 Japan TI Circuit Aida, Okayama 6 August Denmark Tom Kristensen Japan Masanori Sekiya Japan Masanori Sekiya Toyota Team TOM's
R12 United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid HKS Opel Team Japan
7 R13 Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway, Miyagi 8 October Germany Joachim Winkelhock Germany Joachim Winkelhock Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW Team Schnitzer
R14 Germany Joachim Winkelhock United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
8 R15 Japan Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka 5 November United Kingdom Steve Soper Japan Masanori Sekiya United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW Team Schnitzer
R16 Japan Masanori Sekiya Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Team Impul

Championship Standings[edit]

Points were awarded 15, 12, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to the top 10 finishers in each race, with no bonus points for pole positions or fastest laps. Drivers counted their 11 best scores.

Pos Driver FUJ SUG TOK SUZ MIN AID SEN FUJ Pts
1 United Kingdom Steve Soper 10 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 9 2 3 9 3 1 1 2 124
2 Japan Masanori Sekiya 3 2 1 1 2 4 5 4 22 3 1 3 4 11 Ret 5 117
3 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 6 6 24 6 Ret Ret 3 2 14 Ret 2 2 6 5 2 1 98
4 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 2 3 Ret 16 19 8 1 3 8 1 5 1 DSQ DNS 87
5 Denmark Tom Kristensen 1 1 5 Ret 1 12 Ret 8 3 4 Ret DSQ 18 6 Ret 4 82
6 Japan Akira Iida Ret DNS 10 7 6 Ret 1 7 6 4 2 3 Ret 6 67
7 Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada Ret 12 6 2 7 2 4 5 6 Ret Ret Ret 16 DSQ 5 20 57
8 Germany Michael Krumm Ret DNS 2 Ret 4 1 14 6 17 13 4 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 52
9 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 7 Ret 11 5 15 Ret 1 2 Ret 7 41
10 Japan Masami Kageyama 4 Ret Ret DNS 9 13 Ret 18 Ret Ret 9 5 11 10 4 3 34
11 United Kingdom Justin Bell NC Ret 14 7 15 14 10 Ret 18 16 7 6 5 4 7 10 32
12 Japan Akihiko Nakaya 16 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 8 7 4 Ret Ret DNS 9 8 Ret 14 31
13 Japan Osamu Nakako 13 Ret 3 3 8 9 Ret 15 7 Ret Ret DNS 10 Ret Ret Ret 28
14 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita 5 4 10 Ret 6 18 21 Ret 19 6 8 15 Ret 14 13 13 27
15 Japan Naoki Hattori 8 7 22 Ret Ret Ret 15 14 2 Ret 19 10 7 9 Ret 12 26
16 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 14 13 7 11 17 11 13 Ret 13 15 11 8 15 13 3 8 19
17 Japan Toshio Suzuki 23 Ret 11 6 7 21 Ret Ret 21 14 8 7 NC Ret 16
18 Japan Takuya Kurosawa Ret Ret 5 8 14 Ret 23 15 9 11 11
19 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Ret Ret 8 5 22 17 19 16 21 Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 17 9
20 Germany Leopold Prinz von Bayern 9 9 13 16 9 9 8
21 Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya 21 Ret 23 Ret Ret 12 23 9 13 Ret 22 Ret 6 21 7
22 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 9 10 25 8 16 Ret 6
23 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki 11 8 12 Ret 21 20 12 11 10 Ret 16 Ret 12 16 Ret 15 4
24 Netherlands Peter Kox 8 Ret 3
25 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 12 9 19 Ret 12 10 20 Ret 15 Ret 12 19 13 Ret 11 27 3
26 Japan Hideki Okada Ret Ret 18 15 Ret 10 25 10 26 12 Ret 20 Ret 18 2
27 Japan Shogo Kobayashi NC 14 11 10 Ret Ret 20 11 17 20 19 Ret 21 19 1
28 Italy Giambattista Busi 10 13 1
29 Austria Philipp Peter 10 22 1
30 Japan Kazuo Mogi 15 18 20 DNS 14 19 11 Ret Ret Ret 22 Ret 17 19 Ret 24 0
31 Japan Takahiko Hara Ret 11 0
32 Japan Kazuo Shimizu Ret 16 13 12 DSQ 24 17 17 24 Ret Ret DNS Ret 17 12 Ret 0
33 Japan Yojiro Terada Ret 15 16 15 Ret 20 12 12 20 21 Ret Ret 18 Ret 0
34 Japan Mutsuaki Sanada NC Ret 17 13 20 21 16 13 Ret Ret DNS DNS 0
35 Japan Tatsuhiko Kaneumi 15 14 27 22 DNS DNS DSQ DNS 14 18 Ret 26 0
36 Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama Ret Ret 18 17 Ret DNS 14 16 0
37 Japan Takeo Asano Ret 17 Ret Ret 25 25 18 Ret 16 14 25 18 DNS DNS NC Ret 0
38 United Kingdom Richard Dean 15 23 0
39 Japan Masayuki Yamamoto 26 26 Ret Ret 24 17 24 Ret 16 Ret 0
40 United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott 18 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
41 Japan Hisashi Wada Ret Ret 17 Ret 0
42 Japan Hideo Fukuyama DNS DNS Ret 18 22 19 0
43 Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 24 23 26 Ret 23 Ret 21 22 19 Ret 0
44 Japan Akira Watanabe 20 21 0
45 Italy Giorgio Francia 20 25 0
46 Japan Yasutaka Hinoi 23 Ret 0
Pos Driver FUJ SUG TOK SUZ MIN AID SEN FUJ Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest lap

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