Tsugio Matsuda

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Tsugio Matsuda
Nationality Japanese
Born (1979-06-18) June 18, 1979 (age 37)
Mie (Japan)
Super GT career
Debut season 2000
Current team Nismo
Car no. 1
Former teams Team Impul, Nakajima, Take One
Starts 132
Championships 2 (2014 & 2015)
Wins 18
Podiums 33
Poles 12
Best finish 1st in 2014, 2015
Finished last season 1st
Previous series
1998-2013 Formula Nippon

Tsugio Matsuda (松田 次生 Matsuda Tsugio?, born June 18, 1979) is a Japanese professional racing driver. He has won the Formula Nippon series twice, in 2007 and 2008. He has also competed in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship. Matsuda has also become a regular participant in the Super GT series which he won in 2014 jointly with Ronnie Quintarelli. The 2015 Super GT season was closely contested throughout the year, but ultimately Matsuda and Quintarelli successfully defended their title, taking the lead of the championship at the final race of the season at Motegi.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula Nippon/Super Formula results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1998 Nakajima SUZ MIN FUJ MOT SUZ
6
SUG FUJ MIN FUJ SUZ 15th 1
2000 Nakajima SUZ
12
MOT
3
MIN
1
FUJ
16
SUZ
5
SUG
11
MOT
4
FUJ
Ret
MIN
3
SUZ
3
4th 27
2001 Nakajima SUZ
Ret
MOT
3
MIN
8
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
5
SUG
5
FUJ
Ret
MIN
Ret
MOT
9
SUZ
9
8th 10
2002 Nakajima SUZ
3
FUJ
10
MIN
2
SUZ
Ret
MOT
13
SUG
5
FUJ
Ret
MIN
4
MOT
4
SUZ
6
5th 19
2003 Cerumo SUZ
5
FUJ
9
MIN
Ret
MOT
Ret
SUZ
15
SUG
6
FUJ
5
MIN
5
MOT
14
SUZ
Ret
11th 7
2004 Cerumo SUZ
4
SUG
Ret
MOT
12
SUZ
9
SUG
DSQ
MIN
12
SEP
4
MOT
6
SUZ
Ret
9th 7
2005 5ZIGEN MOT
10
SUZ
2
SUG
Ret
FUJ
3
SUZ
6
MIN
4
FUJ
9
MOT
10
SUZ
8
6th 14
2006 Impul FUJ
2
SUZ
9
MOT
5
SUZ
2
AUT
1
FUJ
7
SUG
3
MOT
2
SUZ
2
2nd 37
2007 Impul FUJ
2
SUZ
2
MOT
3
OKA
3
SUZ
4
FUJ
13
SUG
5
MOT
5
SUZ
4
1st 46
2008 Impul FUJ
1
SUZ
1
MOT
1
OKA
Ret
SUZ
1
SUZ
8
MOT
2
MOT
2
FUJ
4
FUJ
5
SUG
1
1st 93.5
2009 Impul FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
MOT
6
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
12
MOT
5
AUT
7
SUG
7
11th 11
2010 Kondo SUZ MOT FUJ MOT
Ret
SUG
8
AUT
Ret
SUZ
14
SUZ
9
15th 1
2012 Impul SUZ
8
MOT
6
AUT
4
FUJ
5
MOT
7
SUG
Ret
SUZ
2
SUZ
Ret
8th 20
2013 Impul SUZ
2
AUT
5
FUJ
16
MOT
13
SUG
5
SUZ
4
SUZ
16
6th 18.5

Complete JGTC/Super GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2000 Take One McLaren F1 GTR GT500 MOT
FUJ
SUG
FUJ
TAI
4
MIN
Ret
SUZ
Ret
19th 10
2001 Nakajima Honda NSX GT500 TAI
3
FUJ
12
SUG
14
FUJ
6
MOT
1
SUZ
Ret
MIN
Ret
8th 38
2002 Nakajima Honda NSX GT500 TAI
1
FUJ
11
SUG
Ret
SEP
1
FUJ
12
MOT
14
MIN
6
SUZ
1
2nd 74
2003 Nakajima Honda NSX GT500 TAI
5
FUJ
6
SUG
8
FUJ
13
FUJ
9
MOT
Ret
AUT
2
SUZ
12
11th 36
2004 Nakajima Honda NSX GT500 TAI
10
SUG
4
SEP
9
TOK
6
MOT
1
AUT
12
SUZ
5
8th 42
2005 Nakajima Honda NSX GT500 OKA
5
FUJ
8
SEP
5
SUG
13
MOT
10
FUJ
2
AUT
14
SUZ
10
9th 38
2006 Nismo Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
2
OKA
Ret
FUJ
4
SEP
5
SUG
2
SUZ
DSQ
MOT
14
AUT
1
FUJ
11
6th 69
2007 Nismo Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
5
OKA
3
FUJ
2
SEP
10
SUG
Ret
SUZ
6
MOT
2
AUT
4
FUJ
9
5th 63
2008 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 SUZ
Ret
OKA
2
FUJ
9
SEP
14
SUG
SUZ
1
MOT
11
AUT
10
FUJ
1
5th 61
2009 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
4
SUZ
3
FUJ
15
SEP
7
SUG
8
SUZ
5
FUJ
15
AUT
Ret
MOT
7
11th 36
2010 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 SUZ
Ret
OKA
4
FUJ
6
SEP
1
SUG
4
SUZ
12
FUJ
C
MOT
5
5th 47
2011 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
1
FUJ
14
SEP
15
SUG
13
SUZ
3
FUJ
2
AUT
10
MOT
9
5th 49
2012 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
10
FUJ
5
SEP
5
SUG
Ret
SUZ
4
FUJ
1
AUT
10
MOT
10
4th 45
2013 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
6
FUJ
5
SEP
1
SUG
Ret
SUZ
4
FUJ
6
AUT
Ret
MOT
13
9th 46
2014 Nismo Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
7
FUJ
8
AUT
1
SUG
14
FUJ
2
SUZ
2
BUR
10
MOT
1
1st 81
2015 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
13
FUJ
1
CHA
5
FUJ
4
SUZ
7
SUG
6
AUT
1
MOT
2
1st 79
2016 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
1
FUJ
1
SUG
9
FUJ
4
SUZ
6
CHA
14
MOT
9
MOT
7
3rd 62
2017 NISMO Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
7
FUJ
AUT
SUG
FUJ
SUZ
CHA
MOT
7th* 8*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Asian Le Mans Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 DC Pts
2013 KCMG Morgan LMP2 LMP2 INJ FSW ZHU SEP
2
9th 19

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Pts
2013 KCMG Morgan LMP2 LMP2 SIL SPA LMN SAO COA FSW
6
SHA BHR NC 0
2014 KCMG Oreca 03
Oreca 03R
LMP2 SIL
2
SPA LMN COA
1
FSW SHA BHR SAO 7th 43
2015 NISMO Nissan GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 SIL SPA LMN
Ret
NUR COA FSW SHA BHR NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Japan Nissan Motorsports Russia Mark Shulzhitskiy
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 115 DNF DNF
2016 Hong Kong KCMG United Kingdom Richard Bradley
United Kingdom Matthew Howson
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 116 DNF DNF

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Benoît Tréluyer
Formula Nippon
Champion

20072008
Succeeded by
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
Kohei Hirate
Yuji Tachikawa
Super GT (GT500) Champion
20142015 with:
Ronnie Quintarelli
Succeeded by
Kohei Hirate
Heikki Kovalainen