2006 Formula Nippon Championship

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2006 Formula Nippon Championship
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The 2006 Formula Nippon Championship was contested over nine rounds, with twelve teams and 25 drivers competing in the championship. The specification chassis was the Lola FN06. After eight seasons of a specification engine, there was a competition between engine manufacturers, as teams could choose between Toyota and Honda 3000cc Indy Racing League style specification normally aspirated engines.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
arting Racing Team with Impul 1 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
2 Japan Kazuki Hoshino All
Kondo Racing 3 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J 1–3
Japan Seiji Ara 4–9
4 Japan Masataka Yanagida All
Team Reckless 5ZIGEN
Team 5ZIGEN
M&O with Team 5ZIGEN
5 Japan Ryo Michigami Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
6 Japan Ryo Orime 1–8
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 9
Team LeMans 7 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
8 Japan Toranosuke Takagi All
Team Cerumo
Team Reckless Cerumo
11 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
EMS Racing 17 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka Lola FN06 Honda HF386E 5–9
mobilecast Team Impul 19 France Benoît Tréluyer Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
20 Japan Tsugio Matsuda All
DPR Direxiv 27 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama Lola FN06 Honda HF386E 1–4
PIAA Nakajima Racing 31 France Loïc Duval Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
32 Japan Hideki Mutoh All
Team BOSS INGING Formula Nippon 33 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
34 Japan Naoki Yokomizo All
DHG TOM'S Racing 36 Germany André Lotterer Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
37 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya All
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 40 Sweden Björn Wirdheim Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
41 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka 1–3
Japan Yuji Ide 4–9
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
56 Japan Takashi Kogure All

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Fuji Speedway 2 April France Benoît Tréluyer Japan Masataka Yanagida France Benoît Tréluyer mobilecast IMPUL
2 Suzuka Circuit 16 April France Benoît Tréluyer France Benoît Tréluyer France Loïc Duval PIAA Nakajima
3 Twin Ring Motegi 28 May Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Tsugio Matsuda Germany André Lotterer DHG TOM'S
4 Suzuka Circuit 9 July France Benoît Tréluyer France Benoît Tréluyer France Benoît Tréluyer mobilecast IMPUL
5 Autopolis 6 August Japan Takashi Kogure France Loïc Duval Japan Tsugio Matsuda mobilecast IMPUL
6 Fuji Speedway 27 August Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Satoshi Motoyama France Benoît Tréluyer mobilecast IMPUL
7 Sportsland SUGO 17 September Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Hideki Mutoh France Loïc Duval PIAA Nakajima
8 Twin Ring Motegi 22 October Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Satoshi Motoyama France Benoît Tréluyer mobilecast IMPUL
9 Suzuka Circuit 19 November Japan Tsugio Matsuda France Benoît Tréluyer Germany André Lotterer DHG TOM'S
  • Autopolis was added after Mazda acquired the Mine Circuit, closing it to competition in February as it was converted to a test track.

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Points 10 6 4 3 2 1
Rank Name FUJ SUZ MOT SUZ ATP FUJ SGO MOT SUZ Points
1 France Benoît Tréluyer 1 3 2 1 7 1 2 1 Ret 51
2 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 2 9 5 2 1 7 3 2 2 37
3 Germany André Lotterer 8 5 1 5 8 2 Ret Ret 1 30
4 France Loïc Duval 11 1 6 Ret 18 9 1 4 6 25
5 Japan Satoshi Motoyama 3 8 3 3 Ret 3 5 Ret Ret 16
6 Sweden Björn Wirdheim 4 2 4 Ret 6 6 6 11 9 13.5
7 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka 13 7 Ret 6 3 Ret 9 3 3 13
8 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 12 Ret 10 4 4 5 7 5 Ret 10
9 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 16 Ret Ret Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 7 9
10 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 5 Ret Ret Ret 5 10 4 9 12 6
11 Japan Sakon Yamamoto 6 4 14 3.5
12 Japan Takashi Kogure 10 17 Ret 9 19 Ret DSQ Ret 4 3
13 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 9 10 Ret 7 9 Ret 8 8 5 2
14 Japan Hideki Mutoh 19 6 8 Ret 17 16 10 10 Ret 1
15 Japan Masataka Yanagida 7 Ret 9 13 13 12 Ret 6 13 1
16 Japan Ryo Michigami 20 18 7 Ret 11 15 12 Ret 11 0
17 Japan Naoki Yokomizo 14 13 Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 7 Ret 0
18 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 22 16 11 8 16 8 Ret Ret Ret 0
19 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 8 0
20 Japan Seiji Ara 10 10 18 13 Ret Ret 0
21 Japan Yuji Ide 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10 0
22 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka 17 11 Ret 15 14 Ret Ret Ret 0
23 Japan Ryo Orime 21 15 12 Ret Ret 17 DSQ 12 0
24 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama 15 12 13 Ret 0
25 Japan Kazuki Hoshino 18 14 Ret Ret 14 13 Ret Ret 14 0

Note:

Because of heavy rain at Fuji during the race, the event ended after two laps. Half points were awarded because of the stoppage before the 75% point.

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Team Car FUJ SUZ MOT SUZ ATP FUJ SGO MOT SUZ Points
1 mobilecast Impul 19 1 3 2 1 7 1 2 1 Ret 88
20 2 9 5 2 1 7 3 2 2
2 DHG TOM'S 36 8 5 1 5 8 2 Ret Ret 1 32
37 9 10 Ret 7 9 Ret 8 8 5
3 PIAA Nakajima 31 11 1 6 Ret 18 9 1 4 6 26
32 19 6 8 Ret 17 16 10 10 Ret
4 arting Impul 1 3 8 3 3 Ret 3 5 Ret Ret 16
2 18 14 Ret Ret 14 13 Ret Ret 14
5 DoCoMo Dandelion 40 4 2 4 Ret 6 6 6 11 9 13.5
41 17 11 Ret 12 12 11 Ret Ret 10
6 Team LeMans 7 13 7 Ret 6 3 Ret 9 3 3 13
8 22 16 11 8 16 8 Ret Ret Ret
7 ARTA 55 16 Ret Ret Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 7 12
56 10 17 Ret 9 19 Ret DSQ Ret 4
8 Reckless Cerumo 11 12 Ret 10 4 4 5 7 5 Ret 10
9 BOSS INGING 33 5 Ret Ret Ret 5 10 4 9 12 6
34 14 13 Ret 11 Ret Ret 11 7 Ret
10 Kondo Racing 3 6 4 14 10 10 18 13 Ret Ret 4.5
4 7 Ret 9 13 13 12 Ret 6 13
11 Team 5ZIGEN 5 20 18 7 Ret 11 15 12 Ret 11 0
6 21 15 12 Ret Ret 17 DSQ 12 8
12 DPR Direxiv 27 15 12 13 Ret 0

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