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1998 JGTC season
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The 1998 JGTC season was the fifth season of the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. The GT500 champion was the #23 Pennzoil NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R driven by Erik Comas and Masami Kageyama and the GT300 class champion was the #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2 driven by Keiichi Suzuki and Shingo Tachi.

ScheduleEdit

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Suzuka GT 300 Flag-of-japansmall Suzuka Circuit March 22
2 All Japan Fuji GT Race Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway May 3
3 HiLand GT Championship Flag-of-japansmall Sendai Hi-Land Raceway June 28
4 Japan Special GT-Cup Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway August 9
5 Motegi GT Championship Race Flag-of-japansmall Twin Ring Motegi September 13
6 CP Mine GT Race Flag-of-japansmall Mine Circuit October 11
7 SUGO GT Championship Flag-of-japansmall Sportsland SUGO October 25
NC Nicos Cup GT Allstar Race Flag-of-japansmall TI Circuit November 15

Season resultsEdit

Round Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka Circuit #23 Pennzoil NISMO GT-R #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Flag-of-japansmall Erik Comas
22px-Flag of France Masami Kageyama
Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi
2 Mt. Fuji Cancelled[1]
3 Sendai #23 Pennzoil NISMO GT-R #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Flag-of-japansmall Erik Comas
22px-Flag of France Masami Kageyama
Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi
4 Mt. Fuji #64 Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Tom Coronel
Flag-of-japansmall Koji Yamanishi
Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi
5 Twin Ring Motegi #16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX #77 Cusco Subaru Impreza
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Osamu Nakako
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuo Kobayashi
Flag-of-japansmall Hideyuki Tamamoto
6 Mine Circuit #100 Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Flag-of-japansmall Kunimitsu Takahashi
Flag-of-japansmall Akira Iida
Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi
7 Sportsland SUGO #16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Osamu Nakako
Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi
NC TI Circuit #64 Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX #25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Tom Coronel
Flag-of-japansmall Koji Yamanishi
Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi

Point RankingEdit

GT500 Class (Top 5)Edit

DriversEdit

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 22px-Flag of France Erik Comas
Flag-of-japansmall Masami Kageyama
#23 Pennzoil NISMO GT-R 67 2
2 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Tom Coronel
Flag-of-japansmall Koji Yamanishi
#64 Mobil 1 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX 50 1
3 Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Kurosawa
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuyoshi Hoshino
#12 Calsonic Impul GT-R 49 0
4 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Osamu Nakako
#16 Castrol Mugen Honda NSX 48 2
5 Flag-of-japansmall Masahiro Hasemi
Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Tanaka
#3 Hasemi Motorsports GT-R 37 0

GT300 Class (Top 5)Edit

DriversEdit

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Flag-of-japansmall Keiichi Suzuki
Flag-of-japansmall Shingo Tachi
#25 Team Taisan Jr with Tsuchiya MR-2 106 5
2 Flag-of-japansmall Manabu Orido #19 Bandoh Racing Toyota Celica 46 0
3 Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta #44 MOMOCORSE A'PEX MR-2 45 0
4 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Kato #21 Hitotsuyama Racing BMW M3 44 0
5 Flag-of-japansmall Akihiko Nakaya
Flag-of-japansmall Takahiko Hara
#61 Team Taeivon Ralliart Mitsubishi FTO 37 0

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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