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The 1000 km Suzuka is an annual 1000-kilometer (620 mi) endurance race for sports cars held at the Suzuka Circuit (173 laps). It is a round of the Japanese Super GT championship.

The race was previously part of the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship (now Super GT) and later of the World Sportscar Championship before these series were cancelled. After that the race has become part of many different series including the Super Taikyu endurance series. In 2006, the race was integrated for the first time in the Super GT calendar. Previously, the race was open to JGTC/Super GT cars, but with only a handful of competitors from the Super GT entering.

Within years, some race length change occurs; the 2009 Super GT race was shortened to 700 km as a countermeasure of increasing cost and Template:CO2 emissions regulations, partly due to the economic crisis. The 700 km distance was retained in 2010, but as a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and Super GT rule changes for that season to conserve energy that year, the race was cut to 500km. For 2012, the race returned to being a 1000 km event.

One driver holds the record of four event wins: Kunimitsu Takahashi (1973, 1984, 1985, 1989).

List of winners Edit

Year Drivers Car Series Length
1966 Flag-of-japansmall Sachio Fukuzawa
Flag-of-japansmall Tomohiko Tsutsumi
Toyota 2000GT Non-championship 500 km
1967 Flag-of-japansmall Shintaro Taki
Flag-of-japansmall Kenjiro Tanaka
Porsche 906 Non-championship 12 hours
1968 Flag-of-japansmall Sachio Fukuzawa
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Fushida
Toyota 7 Non-championship 1000 km
1969 Flag-of-japansmall Tomohiko Tsutsumi
Flag-of-japansmall Jiro Yoneyama
Porsche 906 Non-championship 12 hours
1970 Flag-of-japansmall Kawakami Nishino
Flag-of-japansmall Koji Fujita
Nissan Fairlady Z432 Non-championship 1000 km
1971 Flag-of-japansmall Yoshimasa Kawaguchi
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Fushida
Porsche 910 Non-championship 1000 km
1972 Flag-of-japansmall Harukuni Takahashi
Flag-of-japansmall Kenichi Takeshita
Toyota Celica 1600GT-R Non-championship 1000 km
1973 Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi
Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Tohira
Nissan Fairlady Z432R Non-championship 1000 km
1980 Flag-of-japansmall Hironobu Tatsumi
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Nagasaka
March 75S-Mazda Non-championship 1000 km
1981 22px-Flag of France Bob Wollek
22px-Flag of France Henri Pescarolo
Porsche 935 K3 Non-championship 1000 km
1982 Flag-of-japansmall Naohiro Fujita
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Nagasaka
BMW M1 Non-championship 1000 km
1983 Flag-of-japansmall Naohiro Fujita
25px-AustraliaFLAG Vern Schuppan
Porsche 956 JSPC 1000 km
1984 Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi
Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Takahashi
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Porsche 956 JSPC 1000 km
1985 Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi
Flag-of-japansmall Kenji Takahashi
Porsche 962C JSPC 1000 km
1986 Flag-of-japansmall Jiro Yoneyama
Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Okada
Flag-of-japansmall Tsunehisa Asai
Porsche 956 JSPC 1000 km
1987 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Flag-of-japansmall Masanori Sekiya
Flag-of-japansmall Hitoshi Ogawa
Toyota 87C JSPC 1000 km
1988 Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Okada
22px-Flag of Sweden Stanley Dickens
Porsche 962C JSPC 1000 km
1989 Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi
22px-Flag of Sweden Stanley Dickens
Porsche 962C JSPC 1000 km
1990 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Flag-of-japansmall Toshio Suzuki
Nissan R90CP JSPC 1000 km
1991 22px-Flag of Austria Roland Ratzenberger
22px-Flag of France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Nagasaka
Toyota 91C-V JSPC 1000 km
1992 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick
22px-Flag of France Yannick Dalmas
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B WSC 1000 km
1993 Flag-of-japansmall Takao Wada
Flag-of-japansmall Toshio Suzuki
Nissan R92CP JGTC 1000 km
1994 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jarier
22px-Flag of France Bob Wollek
22px-Flag of Spain Jesus Pareja
Porsche 911 Turbo S LM-GT BPR GT 1000 km
1995 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ray Bellm
25px-Brazilflag Maurizio Sandro Sala
Flag-of-japansmall Masanori Sekiya
McLaren F1 GTR BPR GT 1000 km
1996 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ray Bellm
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Weaver
22px-Flag of Finland JJ Lehto
McLaren F1 GTR BPR GT 1000 km
1997 22px-Flag of Italy Alessandro Nannini
Flag of Germany Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR FIA GT 1000 km
1998 Flag of Germany Bernd Schneider
25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM FIA GT 1000 km
1999 Flag-of-japansmall Osamu Nakako
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Katsutomo Kaneishi
Honda NSX GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2000 Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka
Flag-of-japansmall Katsutomo Kaneishi
Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Ito
Honda NSX GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2001 Flag-of-japansmall Hironori Takeuchi
Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa
Flag-of-japansmall Shigekazu Wakisaka
Toyota Supra GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2002 Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka
Flag-of-japansmall Akira Iida
Flag-of-japansmall Shigekazu Wakisaka
Toyota Supra GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2003 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
22px-Flag of France Sébastien Philippe
Honda NSX GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2004 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
22px-Flag of France Sébastien Philippe
Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Ito
Honda NSX GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2005 23px-Flag of Macau.svg André Couto
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Hayanari Shimoda
Toyota Supra GT500 Non-championship 1000 km
2006 22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino
22px-Flag of France Jérémie Dufour
Nissan Fairlady Z GT500 Super GT 1000 km
2007 Flag of Germany André Lotterer
Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Lexus SC430 GT500 Super GT 1000 km
2008 Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda
22px-Flag of France Sébastien Philippe
Nissan GT-R GT500 Super GT 1000 km
2009 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuya Oshima
Lexus SC430 GT500 Super GT 700 km
2010 22px-Flag of Ireland Ralph Firman
Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Ide
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kobayashi
Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 Super GT 700 km
2011 Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval
Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 Super GT 500 km
2012 Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Nissan GT-R GT500 Super GT 1000 km
2013 22px-Flag of France Frédéric Makowiecki
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yamamoto
Honda HSV-010 GT GT500 Super GT 1000 km

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