2004 D1 Grand Prix series

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2004 D1 Grand Prix series
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Changes for the 2004 Season[edit]

  • Autobacs becomes title sponsor.
  • Introduction of the D1 Gals who would appear at each event. Previously to that, the series used girls who were represented by other sponsors.
  • Cars are now required to bear the D1GP sponsor box, containing the series' sponsors logos, at the side of the car at each event.
  • Cars are now required to bear the D1GP orange sunvisor, containing the series logo and the company logo, at each event.

2004 Schedules[edit]

n.b. Winning Driver are mentioned on the right

2004 D1 Grand Prix Point Series[edit]

Round 1 - February 27/28 - Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California, United States - Yasuyuki Kazama (S15)
Round 2 - May 4/5 - Sports Land SUGO (Go-Kart circuit), Miyagi Prefecture, Japan - Yasuyuki Kazama (S15)
Round 3 - July 24/25 - Ebisu South Course, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan - Ken Nomura (ER34)
Round 4 - August 21/22 - Autopolis, Ōita Prefecture, Japan - Nobuteru Taniguchi (S15)
Round 5 - September 18 - Metropolitan Parking, Odaiba, Japan - Ryuji Miki (S15)
Round 6 - October 23/24 - Ebisu South Course, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan - Youichi Imamura (FD3S)
Round 7 - November 25 - Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan - Youichi Imamura (FD3S)

2004 D1 Grand Prix Exhibition Matches[edit]

D1 Pre-Season Match - January 17 - Metropolitan Parking, Odaiba, Japan - Kuniaki Takahashi (JZX100)
D1 Exhibition - Apr. 17 - Metropolitan Parking, Odaiba, Japan - Ken Nomura (ER34)
D1 Odaiba Allstar Match - Apr. 18 - Metropolitan Parking, Odaiba, Japan - Yasuyuki Kazama (S15)
D1 Odaiba Allstar Match - Sep. 19 - Metropolitan Parking, Odaiba, Japan - Youichi Imamura (FD3S)
D1 USA vs Japan Allstar - December 17 - California Speedway, Fontana, California, United States - Nobushige Kumakubo (S15)

Final Championship Results[edit]

Position Driver Car rd.1 rd.2 rd.3 rd.4 rd.5 rd.6 rd.7 Total
1st Ryuji Miki Nissan Silvia S15 12 14 14 16 20 18 16 110
2nd Nobuteru Taniguchi Nissan Silvia S15/Toyota Altezza SXE10 18 18 16 20 10 - - 82
3rd Youichi Imamura Mazda RX-7 FD3S - 10 10 - 18 20 20 78
4th Yasuyuki Kazama Nissan Silvia S15 20 20 6 14 6 - 6 72
4th Ken Nomura Nissan Skyline ER34 16 16 20 6 8 6 - 72
6th Nobushige Kumakubo Nissan Silvia S15 14 12 12 - - 4 18 60
7th Ken Maeda Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 - - - 12 16 14 - 42
8th Kazuhiro Tanaka Nissan Silvia S15 10 - 8 - 4 10 - 32
9th Tetsuya Hibino Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 - - 18 - - 12 - 30
10th Toyohisa Matsuda Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 - - - - 12 - 10 22
11th Hideo Hiraoka Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 - 4 - 2 - - 14 20
11th Takahiro Ueno Toyota Soarer JZZ30 - 8 - - - - 12 20
13th Toshiki Yoshioka Toyota Corolla Levin/Sprinter Trueno AE86 - - - 18 - - - 18
13th Drift Samurai Mazda RX-7 FC3S - - - 2 - 16 - 18
15th Akinori Utsumi Mazda RX-7 FD3S - 2 - - 14 - - 16
16th Atsushi Kuroi Nissan Silvia PS13 8 - 4 - - - 2 14
16th Masao Suenaga Mazda RX-7 FD3S - 6 - - - - 8 14
18th Kazunari Hayashida Nissan Silvia S15 - - - 10 - 2 - 12
19th Shinichi Yamada Toyota Corolla Levin AE86/Nissan Silvia S15 - - - - - 8 - 8
19th Shunichi Tomikuda Nissan Silvia PS13 - - - 8 - - - 8
21st Gen Terasaki Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 4 - 2 - - - - 6
21st Hisashi Kamimoto Nissan Silvia S15 6 - - - - - - 6
23rd Masato Kawabata Nissan Silvia S15 - - - 4 - - - 4
23rd Hiroshi Fukuda Nissan 180SX RPS13 2 - - - 2 - - 4
23rd Kuniaki Takahashi Toyota Chaser JZX100 - - - - - - 4 4
26th Samuel Hubinette Toyota Supra JZA80 2 - - - - - - 2

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