1998 Suzuka 1000km

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The 1998 Suzuka 1000 km was the nineteenth running of the 1000km Suzuka and the sixth round the 1998 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan, on August 23, 1998.

GT500 and GT300 class cars from the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) were allowed to participate on an exhibitional basis, but were not allowed to score points in the FIA GT Championship.

Official results[edit]

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 GT1 1 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 171
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
2 GT1 2 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 169
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
3 GT1 7 Germany Porsche AG France Yannick Dalmas
France Stéphane Ortelli
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 168
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 11 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Christophe Bouchut
Germany Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 167
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
5 GT1 3 France DAMS France Franck Lagorce
France Christophe Tinseau
United States Johnny O'Connell
Panoz GTR-1 M 165
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
6 GT1 6 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Michael Bartels
Germany Alexander Grau
Germany Andreas Scheld
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 165
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
7 GT1 12 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Jean-Marc Gounon
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 163
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
8 GT1 5 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Armin Hahne
France Fabien Giroix
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 163
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
9 GT2 51 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 155
Chrysler 8.0L V10
10 GT2 52 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
United Kingdom Justin Bell
Japan Hideshi Matsuda
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 155
Chrysler 8.0L V10
11 GT2 70 Netherlands Marcos Racing International United Kingdom Christian Vann
Germany Harald Becker
Netherlands Cor Euser
Marcos LM600 D 152
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
12 GT2 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport Germany Altfrid Heger
Austria Franz Konrad
France Stéphane Sallaz
Porsche 911 GT2 D 150
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT2 60 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Belgium Michel Neugarten
Germany Gerd Ruch
France Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT2 G 146
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT2 53 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
United States Matt Turner
Japan Hiroshi Sakai
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 145
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 GT2 56 Germany Roock Racing Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 144
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT2 76 Germany Seikel Motorsport Japan Takashi Suzuki
United Kingdom Nigel Smith
Porsche 911 GT2 P 141
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT2 69 Germany Proton Competition Germany Gerold Ried
France Patrick Vuillaume
Austria Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 140
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT300 181 Japan Team Daishin Japan Hideo Fukuyama
Japan Nobuyuki Ooyagi
Japan Tatsuya Mizutani
Nissan Silvia D 140
Nissan SR20 2.0L Turbo I4
19 GT2 61 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing France Eric Graham
France David Smadja
Japan Masahiro Kimoto
Porsche 911 GT2 G 139
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT300 170 Japan Team Gaikokuya Japan Yoshimi Ishibashi
Japan Hiroyuki Noji
Belgium Patrick van Schoote
Porsche 911 GT2 D 137
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT300 128 Japan NSX Dream 28 Competition Japan Hajime Ooshiro
Japan Kazuho Takahashi
Japan Tadayuki Sato
Honda NSX-S ? 128
Honda 3.2L V6
22 GT500 129 Japan IDC SARD Racing Team Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya
Japan Tatsuya Tanigawa
Italy Max Angelelli
Toyota Supra Y 126
Toyota 2.1L Turbo I4
23 GT2 87 Germany Seikel Motorsport Germany Gerhard Marchner
Japan Sumio Sakurai Suzuki
Japan Tomiko Yoshikawa
Porsche 911 GT2 P 122
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT1 8 Germany Porsche AG France Bob Wollek
Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Uwe Alzen
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 107
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
GT1 15 United Kingdom Davidoff Classic
United Kingdom GTC Competition
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Germany Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR G 106
BMW S70 6.0L V12
GT2 62 Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Switzerland Franz Hunkeler
Switzerland Uwe Sick
Switzerland Jörg Clavuot
Porsche 911 GT2 P 85
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 58 Germany Roock Sportsystem Germany André Ahrlé
Thailand Ratanakul Prutirat
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 74
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 65 Germany Konrad Motorsport United Kingdom Martin Stretton
Japan Yukihiro Hane
Japan Jun Harada
Porsche 911 GT2 D 63
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 57 Germany Roock Racing Germany Sascha Maassen
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Japan Hisashi Wada
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 46
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT500 100 Japan Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Ryo Michigami
Honda NSX-S B 31
Honda 3.5L V6
DSQ GT300 110 Japan Ability Japan Hidehiko Aso
Japan Akira Ishikawa
Japan Yasutaka Hinoi
Porsche 911 GT2 D 136
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

† – #110 Ability was disqualified for failing to respond to a black flag.


  • Pole position – #1 AMG Mercedes – 1:52.580
  • Fastest lap – #7 Porsche AG – 1:56.416
  • Average speed – 172.405 km/h


  • "Results: 1998 Round 6 – Suzuka". FIA GT Championship. 23 August 1998. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
  • "1000 km Suzuka". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2007-12-14.

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