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2008 Super GT season
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The 2008 Autobacs Super GT Series was the 15th season of the GT Championship in Japan including the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) era, and the 4th 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 15 and ended on November 9, 2008 after 9 races.

GT-R 08 GT500

2008 Xanavi nismo GT-R (R35).

Major Developments in the Car FactoriesEdit

In this season, Engine Sentai Go-onger introduces the GT-R replacing the Fairlady Z in GT500 class.

BMW returns to the series in Round 6, participating in GT300 class with a Z4. Their previous participation was in 2002, before JGTC reformed to Super GT.

Drivers and teamsEdit

GT500Edit

Team Make Car Template:Tooltip Drivers Tyre Rounds
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda NSX 1 22px-Flag of Ireland Ralph Firman B All
Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Izawa All
Hasemi Motorsport Nissan Nissan GT-R 3 22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli B All
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yokomizo All
ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans Lexus Lexus SC430 6 Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Ito B 1–4, 9
22px-Flag of Sweden Björn Wirdheim All
Flag-of-japansmall Akira Iida 5–8
25px-Brazilflag Roberto Streit 6
Team Impul Nissan Nissan GT-R 12 Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda B 1–4, 6–9
22px-Flag of France Sébastien Philippe All
Flag of Germany Dominik Schwager 5
Real Racing with Leon Honda Honda NSX 17 Flag-of-japansmall Katsutomo Kaneishi B All
Flag-of-japansmall Toshihiro Kaneishi All
Flag-of-japansmall Koudai Tsukakoshi 6
Dome Racing Team Honda Honda NSX 18 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami B All
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure All
Nismo Nissan Nissan GT-R 22 Flag of Germany Michael Krumm B All
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida All
Flag of Germany Dominik Schwager 6
23 Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama All
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer All
25px-Brazilflag Fabio Carbone 6
Kondo Racing Nissan Nissan GT-R 24 25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Seiji Ara All
Toyota Team Tsuchiya Lexus Lexus SC430 25 Flag-of-japansmall Takeshi Tsuchiya Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura All
Nakajima Racing Honda Honda NSX 32 22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval D All
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuyuki Hiranaka All
Houzan Toyota Team Kraft Lexus Lexus SC430 35 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck B All
Flag-of-japansmall Tatsuya Kataoka All
Flag-of-japansmall Shigekazu Wakisaka 6
Petronas Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus Lexus SC430 36 Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka B All
Flag of Germany André Lotterer All
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias NLD22x20px}}|Template:Country alias NLD]] Carlo van Dam 6
ZENT Toyota Team Cerumo Lexus Lexus SC430 38 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa B All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Richard Lyons All
Toyota Team SARD Lexus Lexus SC430 39 Flag-of-japansmall Toranosuke Takagi D All
22px-Flag of Portugal André Couto All
Flag-of-japansmall Koki Saga 6
Team Kunimitsu Honda Honda NSX 100 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Ide B All
Flag-of-japansmall Shinya Hosokawa All
Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura 6

GT300Edit

Team Make Car Template:Tooltip Drivers Tyre Rounds
Cars Tokai Dream28 Mooncraft Mooncraft Shiden-Toyota 2 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuho Takahashi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Katoh All
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Yoshimoto 6
Team Uematsu Nova Vemac Vemac RD320R-Zytek ZV348 4 Flag-of-japansmall Ryohei Sakaguchi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Masaki Matsushita All
Flag-of-japansmall Tadao Uematsu 6
Vemac RD350R-Zytek ZV348 16 Flag-of-japansmall Tadao Uematsu 1, 3, 9
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuhiko Tsutsui 1, 3, 9
Team Mach Vemac Vemac RD320R-HPD C32B 5 Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuji Tamanaka Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Naoya Yamano 1–7, 9
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuhiko Tsutsui 6, 8
RE Amemiya Racing Mazda Mazda RX-7 7 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroyuki Iiri Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Orime All
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroyuki Matsumura 6
A&S Racing Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette C6 9 Flag-of-japansmall Tatsuya Tanigawa Template:Kumho 3, 6, 8
Flag-of-japansmall Hirofumi Takei 3, 6, 8
Flag-of-japansmall Takayuki Matsumoto 6
Jim Gainer Racing Ferrari Ferrari F430 11 Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Tanaka Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Masayuki Ueda All
Racing Project Bandoh Toyota Toyota Celica 19 Flag-of-japansmall Manabu Orido Y 1–3
Flag-of-japansmall Tsubasa Abe 1–3
Lexus Lexus IS350 Flag-of-japansmall Manabu Orido 4–9
Flag-of-japansmall Tsubasa Abe 4–9
Flag-of-japansmall Yuhi Sekiguchi 6
Team Taisan with Nishizawa Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 26 Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Yamaji 1–8
Flag-of-japansmall Keita Sawa 6
Flag of Germany Dominik Farnbacher 9
Team Shadow Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RSR 27 Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Inoue Template:Hankook 1, 3, 6–7, 9
22px-Flag of South Korea Hwang Jin Woo 1, 3, 6–7
Flag-of-japansmall Yasuhiro Takasaki 6
Flag-of-japansmall Koji Aoyama 9
apr Toyota Toyota MR2 31 Flag-of-japansmall Kyosuke Mineo M 1–5, 7–9
Flag-of-japansmall Yuya Sakamoto 1–5, 7–9
95 Flag-of-japansmall Kohei Hirate 1–5, 8–9
Flag-of-japansmall Keisuke Kunimoto All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuya Sakamoto 6
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuya Oshima 6
Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Yamauchi 7
Hankook KTR Porsche Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 33 Flag-of-japansmall Mitsuhiro Kinoshita Template:Hankook All
Flag-of-japansmall Masami Kageyama All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ASL ASL Garaiya 43 Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta M All
Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Takagi All
Flag-of-japansmall Kyosuke Mineo 6
MOLA Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 46 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino M All
Flag-of-japansmall Hironobu Yasuda All
Team Takeuchi with Shift Lexus Lexus IS350 52 Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Kurosawa Template:Kumho 3–9
Flag-of-japansmall Takuto Iguchi 3–9
Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Yamauchi 6
Willcom R&D Sport Vemac Vemac RD408R-HPD C32B 62 Flag-of-japansmall Shinsuke Shibahara Y 1, 5–9
Flag-of-japansmall Haruki Kurosawa All
Flag-of-japansmall Shogo Mitsuyama 2–4, 6
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Murcielago RG-1 66 Flag-of-japansmall Koji Yamanishi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Atsushi Yogo All
Lamborghini Gallardo RG-3 87 Flag-of-japansmall Hisashi Wada All
Flag-of-japansmall Muneyuki Kurihara All
Flag-of-japansmall Yoshihisa Namekata 6
88 Flag-of-japansmall Hideshi Matsuda All
Flag-of-japansmall Naohiro Furuya All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuya Sakamoto 6
Team Gaikokuya Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 70 Flag-of-japansmall Takehide Maeda Y 1
Flag-of-japansmall Yutaka Yamagishi 1–7, 9
Flag-of-japansmall Akazame Oyaji 2–3
Flag-of-japansmall Yoshimi Ishibashi 4–7
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuyoshi Takamizawa 6, 9
Cusco Racing Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX STI 77 Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Yamano D All
Flag-of-japansmall Kota Sasaki 1–7
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias NLD22x20px}}|Template:Country alias NLD]] Carlo van Dam 8–9
Team Daishin Nissan Nissan Fairlady Z 81 Flag-of-japansmall Takayuki Aoki Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Tomonobu Fujii All
Arktech Motorsports Porsche Porsche 986 Boxster 110 Flag-of-japansmall Hidetoshi Mitsusada Template:Kumho All
Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Ikeda All
111 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Koizumi 1–6
Flag-of-japansmall Guts Jyonai 1
Flag-of-japansmall Tsubasa Kurosawa 2–6
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Paul Ip 6
Tomei Sports Porsche Porsche 996 GT3-RS 118 Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Miyamoto Y 1, 3, 6–9
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Ohi 1
Flag-of-japansmall Masayuki Kurihara 3, 6–7
Flag-of-japansmall Guts Jyonai 6, 8–9
Avanzza Rosso Vemac Vemac RD320R-HPD C32B 666 Flag-of-japansmall Shogo Suho Template:Kumho 1–3, 5–9
Flag-of-japansmall Junichiro Yamashita 1–3, 5–9
Flag-of-japansmall Takamori.com 6
Studie & Glad with Asada Racing BMW BMW Z4 M Coupe 808 Flag-of-japansmall Yasushi Kikuchi Y 6–7, 9
Flag-of-japansmall Shozo Tagahara 6–7, 9

ScheduleEdit

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Flag-of-japansmall Suzuka GT 300 km Suzuka Circuit March 16
2 Flag-of-japansmall Okayama GT 300 km Okayama International Circuit April 13
3 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji GT 500 km Fuji Speedway May 4
4 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Super GT International Series Malaysia Sepang International Circuit June 22
5 Flag-of-japansmall SUGO GT 300 km Sportsland SUGO July 27
6 Flag-of-japansmall International POKKA 1000km Suzuka Circuit August 24
7 Flag-of-japansmall Motegi GT 300 km Twin Ring Motegi September 14
8 Flag-of-japansmall Autopolis GT 300 km Autopolis October 19
9 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji GT 300 km Fuji Speedway November 9

Season WinnersEdit

Rd Circuit GT500 Winning Team GT300 Winning Team
GT500 Winning Drivers GT300 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka Flag-of-japansmall #23 Xanavi Nismo GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #7 ORC Amemiya SGC-7
Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroyuki Iiri
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Orime
2 Okayama Flag-of-japansmall #23 Xanavi Nismo GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #43 ARTA Garaiya
Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta
Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Takagi
3 Mt. Fuji Flag-of-japansmall #38 ZENT Cerumo SC430 Flag-of-japansmall #95 Lightning McQueen apr MR-S
Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa
22px-Flag of Ireland Richard Lyons
Flag-of-japansmall Kohei Hirate
Flag-of-japansmall Keisuke Kunimoto
4 Kuala Lumpur Flag-of-japansmall #24 Woodone ADVAN Clarion GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #77 Cusco Dunlop Subaru Impreza
25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira
Flag-of-japansmall Seiji Ara
Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Yamano
Flag-of-japansmall Kouta Sasaki
5 Sportsland SUGO Flag-of-japansmall #18 Takata DOME NSX Flag-of-japansmall #43 ARTA Garaiya
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta
Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Takagi
6 Suzuka
Report
Flag-of-japansmall #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #46 MOLA LEOPALACE Z
Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda
22px-Flag of France Sebastien Philippe
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino
Flag-of-japansmall Hironobu Yasuda
7 Motegi Flag-of-japansmall #3 Yellow Hat YMS Tomica GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #19 Weds Sport IS350
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yokomizo
Flag-of-japansmall Manabu Orido
Flag-of-japansmall Tsubasa Abe
8 Autopolis Flag-of-japansmall #23 Xanavi Nismo GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #81 Daishin Advan Z
Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Takayuki Aoki
Flag-of-japansmall Tomonobu Fujii
9 Mt. Fuji Flag-of-japansmall #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R Flag-of-japansmall #26 Yunker-Power Taisan Porsche 996 GT3
Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda
22px-Flag of France Sebastien Philippe
Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi
Flag of Germany Dominik Farnbacher

StandingsEdit

GT500 DriversEdit

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
Flag-of-japansmall
OKA
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
SEP
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
SUG
Flag-of-japansmall
SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
AUT
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
PTS
1 Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
1 1 14 13 14 3 1 1 9 76
2 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Richard Lyons
4 7 1 Ret 3 9 9 4 2 72
3 Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka
Flag of Germany André Lotterer
3 4 2 7 10 3 3 8 7 63
4 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Philippe Ret 2 9 14 12 1 11 10 1 61
5 Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda Ret 2 9 14 1 11 10 1 61
6 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
7 12 3 3 1 12 8 7 14 60
7 Flag of Germany Michael Krumm
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
2 15 15 2 13 4 7 5 11 57
8 22px-Flag of Ireland Ralph Firman
Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Izawa
14 3 Ret 11 15 13 2 3 12 49
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Flag-of-japansmall Tatsuya Kataoka
6 6 5 10 2 10 6 15 6 45
10 22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuyuki Hiranaka
10 5 7 Ret Ret 11 5 2 4 43
11 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Ide
Flag-of-japansmall Shinya Hosokawa
13 9 4 5 5 2 16 9 Ret 41
12 22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yokomizo
15 10 15 9 11 5 1 6 13 39
13 22px-Flag of Sweden Björn Wirdheim 9 13 6 8 7 6 4 14 3 39
14 25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira
Flag-of-japansmall Seiji Ara
5 8 11 1 8 7 14 16 15 34
15 Flag-of-japansmall Takeshi Tsuchiya
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura
11 11 8 4 4 14 10 12 8 23
16 Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Ito 9 13 6 8 3 21
17 Flag-of-japansmall Akira Iida 7 6 4 14 20
18 Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura 2 19
19 Flag-of-japansmall Katsutomo Kaneishi
Flag-of-japansmall Toshihiro Kaneishi
8 16 10 6 9 Ret 15 11 Ret 16
20 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Carlo van Dam 3 11
21 Flag-of-japansmall Toranosuke Takagi
22px-Flag of Portugal André Couto
12 14 13 12 6 15 13 13 5 11
22 Flag of Germany Dominik Schwager 12 4 10
23 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Streit 6 5
24 25px-Brazilflag Fabio Carbone 8 3
25 Flag-of-japansmall Koudai Tsukakoshi Ret 1
Rank Driver SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
OKA
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
SEP
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
SUG
Flag-of-japansmall
SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
AUT
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
PTS

Template:Motorsport driver results legend

TeamsEdit

Rank Number/Team Car Points
1 #36 Petronas Toyota Team TOM's Petronas TOM's SC430 94
2 #38 ZENT Toyota Team Cerumo ZENT Cerumo SC430 93
3 #23 Nismo Xanavi Nismo GT-R 86
4 #12 Team Impul Calsonic Impul GT-R 78
5 #18 Dome Racing Team Takata Dome NSX 75

GT300 Class (Top 3)Edit

DriversEdit

Rank Drivers Number/Team Points Wins
1 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino
Flag-of-japansmall Hironobu Yasuda
#46 MOLA LEOPALACE Z 78 1
2 Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta
Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Takagi
#43 ARTA Garaiya 77 2
3 Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi #26 Yunker-Power Taisan Porsche 71 1

TeamsEdit

Rank Number/Team Car Points
1 #46 MOLA MOLA Leopalace Z 104
2 #43 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ARTA Garaiya 89
3 #81 Team Daishin Daishin ADVAN Z 85

FootnotesEdit

External linksEdit


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