1996 Japanese Touring Car Championship

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1996 Japanese Touring Car Championship
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The 1996 Japanese Touring Car Championship season was the 12th edition of the series. It began at Fuji Speedway on 7 April and finished after seven events, also at Fuji Speedway on 3 November. The championship was won by Naoki Hattori, driving for Mooncraft.[1][2][3]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
HKS Opel Team Japan Opel Vectra 3 Japan Masahiro Hasemi All
YTR Mazdaspeed Mazda Lantis 6 Japan Yojiro Terada 1-2
Mazda Familia 5-7
Toyota Team FET Toyota Corolla AE110 8 Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa 1-4
Japan Morio Nitta 5-7
Mazdaspeed Mazda Familia 9 France Franck Fréon All
Team Advan with MOGG BMW 318i 10 Japan Kazuo Mogi 1
Object T Toyota Corona EXiV 11 Japan Takahiko Hara All
Team Impul Nissan Primera P11 12 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino All
Asano Racing Service BMW 318i 13 Japan Takeo Asano 5, 7
Mooncraft Honda Accord 14 Japan Naoki Hattori 1-3, 5-7
Nakajima Planning Honda Accord 15 Japan Takuya Kurosawa 1-3, 5-7
Castrol Mugen Honda Honda Accord 16 Japan Osamu Nakako 1-3, 5-7
33 Japan Ryo Michigami 7
Suzuki Bankin Opel Vectra 17 Japan Tatsuhiko Kaneumi All
Endless Sport BMW 318i 18 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita All
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Corona EXiV 19 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi All
Hitotsuyama Racing BMW 318i 20 Japan Takayuki Kinoshita 7
21 Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 1-3, 7
Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 4-6
Nismo Nissan Primera Camino P11 23 Japan Masahiko Kageyama All
Nissan Sunny 32 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 1-4
Nissan Primera Camino P11 5-7
BMS Scuderia Italia Nissan Primera GTe 24 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 7
Tsuchiya Engineering Toyota Corona EXiV 25 Japan Masami Kageyama All
Auto Tech Racing BMW 318i 35 Japan Akihiko Nakaya All
Toyota Team TOM's Toyota Corona EXiV 36 Japan Masanori Sekiya All
37 Germany Michael Krumm All
Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Corona EXiV 38 Japan Hironori Takeuchi All
39 France Érik Comas All
SYMS Racing Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon 66 Japan Shunji Kasuya 1-4, 6-7
Dandelion Racing Toyota Corona EXiV 68 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka All
Team Something Toyota Corolla AE110 72 Japan Masahiro Matsunaga 4, 7
Kosei J.P. Team Pures Ford Mondeo 88 Japan Hisashi Wada 3-7

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Japan Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka 7 April Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Naoki Hattori Mooncraft
R2 Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Naoki Hattori Mooncraft
2 R3 Japan Sportsland SUGO, Miyagi 19 May Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Naoki Hattori Mooncraft
R4 Germany Michael Krumm Germany Michael Krumm Germany Michael Krumm Toyota Team TOM's
3 R5 Japan Suzuka Circuit, Mie 2 June Japan Takuya Kurosawa Japan Takuya Kurosawa Japan Osamu Nakako Castrol Mugen Honda
R6 Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Satoshi Motoyama Japan Naoki Hattori Mooncraft
4 R7 Japan Mine Central Circuit, Yamaguchi 14 July Japan Satoshi Motoyama Germany Michael Krumm Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Team Impul
R8 Japan Masahiko Kageyama Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Japan Masahiko Kageyama Nismo
5 R9 Japan Sendai Hi-Land Raceway, Miyagi 8 September Japan Takuya Kurosawa Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Takuya Kurosawa Nakajima Planning
R10 Japan Takuya Kurosawa Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Akihiko Nakaya Auto Tech Racing
6 R11 Japan Tokachi International Speedway, Hokkaidō 22 September Japan Takuya Kurosawa Japan Osamu Nakako Japan Naoki Hattori Mooncraft
R12 Japan Naoki Hattori Japan Osamu Nakako Japan Osamu Nakako Castrol Mugen Honda
7 R13 Japan Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka 3 November Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino United Kingdom Anthony Reid France Érik Comas Toyota Team Cerumo
R14 Japan Takuya Kurosawa United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid BMS Scuderia Italia

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 ten best scores.

Pos Driver FUJ SUG SUZ MIN SEN TOK FUJ Pts
1 Japan Naoki Hattori 1 1 1 4 2 1 WD WD 2 4 1 2 Ret Ret 125
2 Japan Osamu Nakako 2 2 2 3 1 4 WD WD 3 2 2 1 Ret Ret 115
3 Germany Michael Krumm 4 7 4 1 3 3 2 6 9 3 4 4 7 10 87
4 Japan Takuya Kurosawa 3 4 10 7 5 2 WD WD 1 Ret 3 3 Ret DNS 72
5 Japan Masahiko Kageyama 7 Ret 8 9 4 6 4 1 7 6 Ret 18 3 7 63
6 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino Ret Ret 5 16 9 17 1 2 4 Ret 10 Ret 5 2 61
7 Japan Masanori Sekiya 5 3 3 2 Ret 15 20 3 Ret 7 7 14 NC 9 55
8 France Érik Comas 18 6 6 10 Ret Ret 13 8 6 5 Ret 8 1 3 52
9 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Ret 8 Ret DNS 8 7 8 9 5 Ret 6 5 4 4 46
10 Japan Akihiko Nakaya 13 13 7 Ret Ret Ret 17 5 19 1 5 7 9 8 40
11 Japan Masami Kageyama 9 9 9 6 16 5 3 7 14 9 9 6 Ret DNS 39
12 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi 6 5 14 Ret 6 8 10 12 Ret 13 NC 9 6 5 33
13 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 2 1 27
14 Japan Masahiro Hasemi 8 12 Ret 8 10 9 12 15 8 Ret 8 10 8 6 24
15 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita 11 16 Ret 5 7 10 5 10 10 8 11 11 11 11 22
16 Japan Hironori Takeuchi 10 10 Ret 11 12 11 7 4 18 11 Ret 20 Ret DNS 13
17 Japan Takahiko Hara 14 14 Ret 14 14 13 6 14 11 10 NC 12 12 12 6
18 Japan Hisashi Wada Ret 16 9 19 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 2
19 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 12 11 Ret 15 11 12 11 11 16 Ret 12 13 10 Ret 1
20 Japan Tatsuhiko Kaneumi Ret DNS 11 Ret 13 14 14 16 15 14 DNS DNS 15 13 0
21 Japan Morio Nitta 13 12 13 15 13 DNS 0
22 France Franck Fréon 17 15 12 13 Ret DNS 19 Ret Ret Ret 14 16 Ret DNS 0
23 Japan Yasushi Hitotsuyama 15 Ret Ret 12 17 Ret Ret 15 0
24 Japan Mikio Hitotsuyama 15 17 12 Ret Ret 17 0
25 Japan Yojiro Terada Ret Ret 13 Ret 17 16 NC 19 14 Ret 0
26 Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa 16 Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 13 0
27 Japan Takayuki Kinoshita NC 14 0
28 Japan Takeo Asano DNS 15 16 16 0
29 Japan Shunji Kasuya DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS DNS 16 18 Ret Ret 17 NC 0
30 Japan Masahiro Matsunaga 18 Ret Ret DNS 0
NC Japan Kazuo Mogi DNS DNS 0
NC Japan Ryo Michigami DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver FUJ SUG SUZ MIN SEN TOK 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

References[edit]