2007 Super GT season

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2007 Super GT season
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The 2007 Autobacs Super GT Series was the 14th season of the GT Championship in Japan including the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) era, and the 3rd season as the Super GT series. It is a series for Grand Touring race cars divided into two categories: GT500 and GT300. The season began on March 18 and ended on November 4, 2007 after 9 races.

Major Developments in the Car Factories[edit]

In this season, while Nissan and Honda continued to use their Fairlady Z and Honda NSX in last season. Toyota finally replaced all Supra's, which served a very long time in Super GT(and JGTC) series history, into Lexus SC430. When the season was nearly closing, Nissan(more accurately, Nismo, the racing arm of Nissan) announced that they will use the Nissan GT-R in the 2008 season.

Drivers and teams[edit]

GT500[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Houzan Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus Lexus SC430 1 Japan Juichi Wakisaka B All
Germany André Lotterer All
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 6
Hasemi Motorsport Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 3 France Sébastien Philippe B All
Japan Masataka Yanagida All
Forum Engineering Toyota Team LeMans Lexus Lexus SC430 6 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka B All
Sweden Björn Wirdheim All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 8 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman B All
Japan Daisuke Ito All
Japan Yuji Ide 6
Team Impul Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 12 Japan Kazuki Hoshino B All
France Benoît Tréluyer 1–4, 6–9
France Jérémie Dufour 5–6
Rolling Stone Real Racing Honda Honda NSX 17 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi B All
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi All
Japan Takuya Izawa 6
Dome Racing Team Honda Honda NSX 18 Japan Ryo Michigami B All
Japan Takashi Kogure All
Nismo Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 22 Germany Michael Krumm B All
Japan Tsugio Matsuda All
23 Japan Satoshi Motoyama All
United Kingdom Richard Lyons All
Japan Hironobu Yasuda 6
Kondo Racing Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 24 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira Y All
Japan Seiji Ara All
Toyota Team Tsuchiya Lexus Lexus SC430 25 Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya Y All
Japan Manabu Orido All
Epson Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 32 France Loïc Duval D All
Brazil Fabio Carbone All
Bandai Toyota Team Kraft Lexus Lexus SC430 35 Japan Naoki Hattori D All
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck 1–3, 6–9
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 4–6
ZENT Toyota Team Cerumo Lexus Lexus SC430 38 Japan Toranosuke Takagi B All
Japan Yuji Tachikawa All
Denso Toyota Team SARD Lexus Lexus SC430 39 Portugal André Couto B All
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka All
Raybrig Team Kunimitsu Honda Honda NSX 100 Germany Dominik Schwager B All
Japan Shinya Hosokawa All

GT300[edit]

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
Honda Cars Tokai Dream28 Mooncraft Mooncraft Shiden-Toyota 2 Japan Kazuho Takahashi Y All
Japan Hiroki Katoh All
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 6
Ebbro Team Nova Vemac Vemac RD350R-Zytek ZV348 4 Japan Tetsuya Tanaka Y 1–4, 6–9
Japan Shinsuke Yamazaki 1–4, 6–9
Japan Akira Watanabe 6
Team Mach Vemac Vemac RD320R-Zytek ZV348 (1-4)
Vemac RD320R-HPD C32B (5-9)
5 Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka K All
Japan Hironori Takeuchi All
Japan Keita Sawa 6
RE Amemiya Racing Mazda Mazda RX-7 7 Japan Hiroyuki Iiri Y All
Japan Ryo Orime All
Japan Naoya Yamano 6
A&S Racing Mosler Mosler MT900-Chevrolet 9 Japan Osamu D 1–3, 6, 9
Japan Guts Jyonai 1–3
Japan Masaki Tanaka 5–8
Japan Katsuhiko Tsutsui 5–9
Jim Gainer Racing Ferrari Ferrari 360 11 Japan Masayuki Ueda Y All
Japan Hideshi Matsuda 1–3, 6
Japan Ichijo Suga 4–9
Endless Sports Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 13 Japan Tomonobu Fujii Y All
Japan Masami Kageyama All
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Toyota Celica 19 Japan Akira Iida Y All
Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi All
Team Taisan with Nishizawa Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 26 Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi Y All
Japan Shinichi Yamaji 1–3
Japan Kazuyuki Nishizawa 4, 6
Germany Dominik Farnbacher 5–9
apr Toyota Toyota MR-S 31 Japan Kyosuke Mineo M All
Japan Yuya Sakamoto All
101 Japan Hiroaki Ishiura All
Japan Kazuya Oshima All
Hankook KTR Porsche Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 33 Japan Mitsuhiro Kinoshita H 2–9
Japan Yuya Sakamoto 2–9
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ASL ASL Garaiya 43 Japan Morio Nitta M All
Japan Shinichi Takagi All
MOLA Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 46 Japan Kota Sasaki D All
Japan Naoki Yokomizo All
47 Japan Shogo Mitsuyama All
Japan Shigekazu Wakisaka All
DHG Racing Ford Ford GT 55 Japan Daisuke Ikeda Y 1–3, 5–9
Japan Taku Bamba 1–3, 5–9
Japan Hideo Fukuyama 6
Willcom R&D Sport Vemac Vemac RD408R-HPD C32B 62 Japan Shinsuke Shibahara Y All
Japan Haruki Kurosawa All
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Gallardo RG-3 66 Japan Naohiro Furuya Y All
Japan Muneyuki Kurihara All
Japan Atsushi Yogo 6
67 Japan Tsubasa Kurosawa All
Japan Hisashi Wada All
Japan Yasutaka Hinoi 6
Lamborghini Murcielago RG-1 87 Japan Yasutaka Hinoi 1–5, 9
Japan Atsushi Yogo 1–5, 9
Japan Yoshihisa Namekata 6
88 Japan Koji Yamanishi 1–5, 9
Italy Marco Apicella 1–3, 9
Japan Hideshi Matsuda 4–5
Team Gaikokuya Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 70 Japan Hiroshi Koizumi Y 1–3, 5–6
Japan Kazuyoshi Takamizawa 1
Japan Yoshimi Ishibashi 2–3, 5–6, 9
Japan Akazame Oyaji 6, 9
71 Japan Yoshimi Ishibashi 7–8
Japan Hirofumi Takei 7
Japan Yutaka Yamagishi 8
Cusco Racing Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX STI 77 Japan Tetsuya Yamano D All
Japan Takayuki Aoki All
Yokoyama Racing Vemac Vemac RD320R-Honda C32B 83 Japan Tadao Uematsu Y 1, 3
Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi 1, 3
Arktech Motorsports Porsche Porsche 986 Boxster 110 Japan Takuya Kurosawa Y 1–2
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 1–2
Japan Takuya Kurosawa K 3–9
Japan Hidetoshi Mitsusada 3–9
111 Japan Yasushi Kikuchi 3, 5–6
Japan Takaya Tsubobayashi 3–6
Japan Guts Jyonai 5–6
112 Japan Hiroshi Koizumi 7–9
Japan Yasushi Kikuchi 7
Japan Guts Jyonai 8–9
Tomei Sports Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 118 Japan Takashi Miyamoto Y 1, 3, 8–9
Japan Shozo Tagahara 1, 3
Japan Takashi Ohi 8–9
Mario Racing Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RSR 333 Japan Takashi Inoue Y 1–3
Japan Katsuo Kobayashi 1–3
Team Uematsu Vemac Vemac RD320R-Honda C32B 333 Japan Tadao Uematsu Y 4–7, 9
Japan Takashi Inoue 4, 6
Japan Ryohei Sakaguchi 5–6, 9
Avanzza Bomex Vemac Vemac RD320R-Honda C32B 666 Japan Shogo Suho K All
Japan Junichiro Yamashita All
Japan Masato Shimoyama 6

Schedule[edit]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Japan Suzuka GT 300 km Suzuka Circuit March 18
2 Japan Okayama GT 300 km Okayama International Circuit April 8
3 Japan Fuji GT 500 km Fuji Speedway May 4
4 Malaysia Super GT International Series Malaysia Sepang International Circuit June 24
5 Japan SUGO GT 300 km Sportsland SUGO July 29
6 Japan International POKKA 1000km Suzuka Circuit August 19
7 Japan Motegi GT 300 km Twin Ring Motegi September 9
8 Japan Autopolis GT 300 km Autopolis October 14
9 Japan Fuji GT 300 km Fuji Speedway November 4

Season Winners[edit]

Rd Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka Japan #38 Zent Cerumo SC430 Japan #13 Endless Advan Senzaikakumei Z
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
2 Okayama Japan #8 ARTA NSX Japan #101 Toy Story Racing apr MR-S
Japan Daisuke Ito
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Kazuya Oshima
Japan Hiroaki Ishiura
3 Mt. Fuji Japan #23 Xanavi NISMO Z Japan #43 ARTA Garaiya
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Shinichi Takagi
4 Kuala Lumpur Japan #24 Woodone Clarion Kondo Z Japan #101 Toy Story Racing apr MR-S
Japan Seiji Ara
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Kazuya Oshima
Japan Hiroaki Ishiura
5 Sportsland SUGO Japan #8 Honda Racing ARTA NSX Japan #19 WedsSport Racing Celica
Japan Daisuke Ito
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi
6 Suzuka
Report
Japan #1 Toyota houzan TOM'S SC430 Japan #2 Privée KENZO Asset Shiden
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Germany André Lotterer
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Japan Kazuho Takahashi
Japan Hiroki Katoh
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto
7 Motegi Japan #18 Takata Dome NSX Japan #26 Yunker-Power Taisan Porsche 996 GT3
Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Takashi Kogure
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
8 Autopolis Japan #8 Honda Racing ARTA NSX Japan #62 Willcom Advan Vemac 408R
Japan Daisuke Ito
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
9 Mt. Fuji Japan #32 Epson Nakajima Racing NSX Japan #26 Yunker-Power Taisan Porsche 996 GT3
France Loïc Duval
Brazil Fabio Carbone
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
Germany Dominik Farnbacher

Standings[edit]

GT500 Drivers[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 11 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Qualifying 3 2 1
Fastest Lap 1 1 1
  • Only the best four results in the first six races would be counted for the championship.
  • There were no points awarded for pole position and fastest lap in the final race.
Rank Driver SUZ
Japan
OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
SUZ
Japan
MOT
Japan
AUT
Japan
FUJ
Japan
PTS
1 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Daisuke Ito
12 1 9 9 1 2 12 1 8 94
2 Brazil Fabio Carbone
France Loïc Duval
3 4 Ret 15 3 13 4 9 1 69
3 Japan Shinya Hosokawa
Germany Dominik Schwager
Ret 2 5 2 12 4 Ret 2 4 64
4 Japan Takashi Kogure
Japan Ryo Michigami
13 7 11 Ret 2 12 1 5 10 63
5 Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
5 3 2 10 Ret 6 2 4 9 63
6 Germany André Lotterer
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
7 5 DNS 8 5 1 6 6 6 54
7 Japan Yuji Tachikawa
United Kingdom Toranosuke Takagi
1 11 6 4 11 7 14 Ret 4 53
8 Japan Satoshi Motoyama
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
2 Ret 1 14 Ret 3 13 12 14 48
9 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Sweden Björn Wirdheim
4 14 3 9 DNS 9 3 8 16 38
10 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Seiji Ara
Ret 15 Ret 1 10 10 5 Ret 5 34
11 Japan Kazuki Hoshino 11 8 10 3 7 Ret Ret Ret 2 34
12 France Sébastien Philippe
Japan Masataka Yanagida
10 13 4 7 4 8 11 7 15 30
13 France Benoît Tréluyer 11 8 10 3 Ret Ret Ret 2 30
14 Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
6 10 Ret 12 Ret 5 7 Ret 3 29
15 Portugal André Couto
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Ret 12 8 13 6 11 10 3 13 21
16 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 1 20
17 Japan Manabu Orido
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
9 6 Ret 5 8 Ret 8 10 12 20
18 Japan Yuji Ide 2 15
19 Japan Naoki Hattori 8 9 7 11 9 Ret 9 11 11 14
20 Japan Hironobu Yasuda 3 12
21 United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck 8 9 7 Ret 9 11 11 12
22 Japan Takuya Izawa 5 6
23 France Jérémie Dufour 7 Ret 4
24 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 11 9 Ret 2
Rank Driver SUZ
Japan
OKA
Japan
FUJ
Japan
SEP
Malaysia
SUG
Japan
SUZ
Japan
MOT
Japan
AUT
Japan
FUJ
Japan
PTS

Teams[edit]

Rank Number/Team Car Points
1 #8 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ARTA NSX 108
2 #22 Nismo Motul Autech Z 85
3 #32 Nakajima Racing Epson NSX 81
4 #100 Team Kunimitsu Raybrig NSX 81
5 #1 Toyota Team TOM'S Houzan TOM'S SC430 78
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)

GT300 Class (Top 3)[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Japan Kazuya Oshima
Japan Hiroaki Ishiura
#101 Toy Story Racing APR MR-S 89 2
2 Japan Kazuho Takahashi
Japan Hiroki Katoh
#2 Privée KENZO Asset Shiden 89 1
3 Japan Shinsuke Shibahara
Japan Haruki Kurosawa
#62 Willcom Advan Vemac 408R 76 1

Teams[edit]

Rank Number/Team Car Points
1 #2 Cars Tokai Dream28 Privée KENZO Asset Shiden 106
2 #101 APR Toy Story Racing APR MR-S 100
3 #62 Willcom R&D Sport Willcom Advan Vemac 408R 91

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