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2011 Super GT season
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The 2011 Autobacs Super GT Series was the 18th season of the Japan Automobile Federation Super GT Championship.

ScheduleEdit

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The provisional calendar was released on 8th, August, 2010. The Autopolis round which was absent last season was added to the calendar while the Suzuka race was reduced to a 700 km Endurance race only. Like the previous season, the non-Super GT pointed race JAF Grand Prix will be raced as a conclusion to the season.[1]

However, due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, A large part of the season has been modified to cope with the situations.

The calendar was updated at 15th, April, 2011.

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Okayama GT Flag-of-japansmall Okayama International Circuit May 22[2]
2 Fuji GT 1 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway May 1
3 Super GT International Series Malaysia
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Sepang International Circuit June 19
4 Sugo GT Flag-of-japansmall Sportsland SUGO July 30
5 40th Pokka GT Summer Special
Flag-of-japansmall Suzuka Circuit August 21
6 Fuji GT 2 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway September 11
7 Autopolis GT Flag-of-japansmall Autopolis October 2
8 Motegi GT Flag-of-japansmall Twin Ring Motegi October 16
NC All Star Series Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway November 12
November 13

Impact of Tōhoku earthquake and tsunamiEdit

As a response of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; The racing calendar and regulations were given a lot of modifications as a response to the national policy of energy conservation.

  • The Okayama GT event, originally to be held on April 2 has been postponed to 22 May despite damage to the Okayama International Circuit being minimal.[2] The GT Association would still consider it as the 1st Round. The postponement of the Fuji Round was put under consideration as well.
  • All race distances will be trimmed from 300 km to 250 km, other than the first Fuji race will change from 500 km to 300 km, and the Suzuka round from 700 km to 500 km. In addition, the Suzuka round will be only run in day sessions.
  • Pitworks at nights are limited to a shorter period of time. Overnight works are not allowed between qualifying and the race.

Drivers and teamsEdit

GT500Edit

Team Make Car # Drivers Tyre Round
Weider Honda Racing Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 1 Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure B All
22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval All
Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS Lexus Lexus SC430 6 Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Itō B All
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuya Oshima All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 8 Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Mutoh B All
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kobayashi All
Team Impul Nissan Nissan GT-R 12 Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda B All
25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira All
Keihin Real Racing Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 17 Flag-of-japansmall Toshihiro Kaneishi B All
Flag-of-japansmall Koudai Tsukakoshi All
Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH Lexus Lexus SC430 19 Flag-of-japansmall Tatsuya Kataoka Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Seiji Ara All
Nismo Nissan Nissan GT-R 23 Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama B All
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer All
Kondō Racing Nissan Nissan GT-R 24 Flag-of-japansmall Hironobu Yasuda Y All
22px-Flag of Sweden Bjorn Wirdheim All
Nakajima Racing Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 32 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami D All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuhki Nakayama All
Lexus Team Kraft Lexus Lexus SC430 35 Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka B All
22px-Flag of Portugal André Couto All
Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus Lexus SC430 36 Flag of Germany André Lotterer B All
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Nakajima All
Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo Lexus Lexus SC430 38 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa B All
Flag-of-japansmall Kohei Hirate All
Lexus Team SARD Lexus Lexus SC430 39 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura M All
Flag-of-japansmall Takuto Iguchi All
MOLA Nissan Nissan GT-R 46 Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida M All
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli All
Team Kunimitsu Honda Honda HSV-010 GT 100 Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Izawa B All
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yamamoto All

GT300Edit

Team Make Car Template:Tooltip Drivers Tyre Round
Cars Tokai Dream28 Mooncraft Mooncraft Shiden 2 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuho Takahashi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Katoh All
GSR & Studie with Team Ukyo BMW BMW Z4 GT3 4 Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Taku Bamba All
Team Mach Vemac Vemac RD320R 5 Flag-of-japansmall Haruki Kurosawa Y 2–8
Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuji Tamanaka 2–3, 5–8
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuhiko Tsutsui 4
Direction Racing Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 R 7 Flag-of-japansmall Akira Mizutani Y 4–6
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Carlo van Dam 4–6
Flag-of-japansmall You Yokomaku 5
Gainer Ferrari Ferrari F430 GT2 10 Flag-of-japansmall Masayuki Ueda Y 6–8
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Kawaguchi 6–8
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 11 Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Tanaka D All
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuyuki Hiranaka All
Team SG Changi Lexus Lexus IS350 14 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Orime Y All
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias CHE22x20px}}|Template:Country alias CHE]] Alexandre Imperatori 1–2, 4–8
Flag-of-japansmall Tsubasa Abe 3
Flag-of-japansmall Naoya Yamano NC
Team Art Taste Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 R 15 Flag of Germany Tim Bergmeister Y 5–8, NC
Flag-of-japansmall Yasuhiro Shimizu 5–8, NC
R'Qs Motorsports Vemac Vemac RD350R 22 Flag-of-japansmall Hisashi Wada Y 1–5, 7, NC
Flag-of-japansmall Masaki Jyonai 1–5, 7, NC
Team Tsuchiya Porsche Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 25 Flag-of-japansmall Takeshi Tsuchiya Y 1–8
Flag-of-japansmall Akihiro Tsuzuki 1–8
Team Taisan Porsche Porsche 996 GT3 26 Flag-of-japansmall Kyosuke Mineo Y 1–7, NC
Flag-of-japansmall Hideshi Matsuda 1–3, 6, 8, NC
Flag-of-japansmall Junichiro Yamashita 4–5, 7–8
Flag-of-japansmall Shogo Mitsuyama 5
Ferrari Ferrari F430 GT2 41 Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Yamaji 1–2, 4–6, 8, NC
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Koizumi 1–2, 4–6
Flag-of-japansmall Kyosuke Mineo 8
Flag-of-japansmall Junichiro Yamashita NC
LMP Motorsport Ferrari Ferrari F430 GT2 27 Flag-of-japansmall Yutaka Yamagishi Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Yamauchi 1–6, NC
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Carlo van Dam 7–8
apr Toyota Toyota Corolla Axio 31 Flag-of-japansmall Koki Saga Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuki Iwasaki All
74 Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Kunimoto All
Hankook KTR Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 R 33 Flag-of-japansmall Masami Kageyama Template:Hankook All
Flag-of-japansmall Tomonobu Fujii All
Porsche 997 GT3 RS 34 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Takamori 1–2, 5–6
USAflagsmall Michael Kim 1–2, 5–6
Flag-of-japansmall Naoya Gamou 2, 5
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri ASL ASL Garaiya 43 Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Takagi B All
Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura All
R&D Sport Subaru Subaru Legacy B4 62 Flag-of-japansmall Kota Sasaki Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Yamano All
A speed Aston Martin Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 66 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Yoshimoto Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino All
ThunderAsia Racing Mosler Mosler MT900M 69 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Yoshida Y 1–8
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias SGP22x20px}}|Template:Country alias SGP]] Melvin Choo 1–3, 5–8
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yokomizo 4–5
JLOC Lamborghini Lamborghini Gallardo RG-3 86 Flag-of-japansmall Takayuki Aoki Y All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuya Sakamoto All
87 Flag-of-japansmall Manabu Orido All
Flag-of-japansmall Atsushi Yogo All
88 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroyuki Iiri All
Flag-of-japansmall Yuhi Sekiguchi All
Tomei Sports Callaway Callaway Corvette Z06.R GT3 360 Flag-of-japansmall Atsushi Tanaka Y 1–2, 4, 7
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuyoshi Okamura 1–2, 4
Flag-of-japansmall Masahiro Matsunaga 7

Team MovementsEdit

GT500Edit

  • Honda
  • Lexus
    • Racing Project Bandoh, GT300 Class Champion in 2009 season, will be participating in GT500 class this year.
    • Bjorn Wirdheim who drove in the ENEOS last season, moved to Nissan's Kondō Racing.
    • Lexus will using SC430 until season ends, as there are remaining SC430s in the factory. The SC430 will be replaced by the LFA in the next season.
  • Nissan

GT300Edit

  • RE Amemiya, a regular GT300 entrant in the class since the 1995 JGTC season, has withdrawn from the series completely. While 2008 and 2009 GT300 Champion Team MOLA and Racing Project Bandoh both moved up to the GT500 class respectively. 2010 GT300 Champion Hasemi Motorsport also withdrawn the series in early April. Making both Nissan and Mazda car absent in the GT300 lineup this year, for the first time since 1995.
  • Jim Gainer Team, which was using the Ferrari F430 in the 2010 season, switched 1 of their 2 cars to a Ferrari F458 GTC. Ferrari stated they are not likely to supply F458's to any of the Super GT teams. Team Mach also showed interest in using an F458 this season but due to the reason above, the plan was not implemented and they had to drive with a Vemac.
  • Studie, which used a BMW Z4 (E86) in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, returned to the series with a BMW Z4 GT3, previously the #76 car used by Schubert Motorsport (Team Need for Speed) in the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship season. They have hired former F1 driver Ukyo Katayama as their sporting director, and former RE Amemiya driver Nobuteru Taniguchi as their driver, partnered with Taku Bamba.
  • Chevrolet cars, which previously appeared in Super GT in the 2007 season also returned to the series, with Tomei Sports replacing their 996 type Porsche 911 GT3 with a Corvette Z06-R.
  • Porsche supplied two new 2010 specification Porsche 911 GT3Rs to Direction Racing and Team Art Taste, the latter team, which was a regular entrant of Super Taikyu series, also marked their debut season in Super GT. The 2010 specification Porsche 911 GT3R which was used by Team COX (Goodsmile Racing, GSR) last season was given to the Hankook KTR team.
  • Team SG Changi, which uses a Lexus IS350 with former RE Amemiya driver Ryo Orime and Alexandre Imperatori is participating in the series for the first time.
  • Kazuki Hoshino, the driver's Champion of GT300 last year, moved from Hasemi Motorsport to A Speed (using an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2), replacing Hideshi Matsuda. Hasemi Motorsport was later to announce their withdrawal from the series.

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position GT500 Winner GT300 Winner
2 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji SpeedwayTemplate:Ref 1 May No. 39 Lexus Team SARD No. 23 Nismo No. 33 Hankook KTR
Flag-of-japansmall Takuto Iguchi
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura
Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Tomonobu Fujii
Flag-of-japansmall Masami Kageyama
1Template:Ref Flag-of-japansmall Okayama International Circuit 22 May No. 17 Keihin Real Racing No. 12 Team Impul No. 66 A speed
Flag-of-japansmall Toshihiro Kaneishi
Flag-of-japansmall Koudai Tsukakoshi
Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda
25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Yoshimoto
3 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Sepang International Circuit 19 June No. 1 Weider Honda Racing No. 1 Weider Honda Racing No. 4 GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO
22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
Flag-of-japansmall Taku Bamba
Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi
4 Flag-of-japansmall Sportsland SUGO 31 July No. 46 MOLA No. 46 MOLA No. 14 Team SG CHANGI
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
20px-Flag of Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori
Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Orime
5Template:Ref Flag-of-japansmall Suzuka Circuit
Report
21 August No. 46 MOLA No. 1 Weider Honda Racing No. 62 R&D Sport
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Yamano
Flag-of-japansmall Kota Sasaki
6 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway 11 September No. 39 Lexus Team SARD No. 38 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo No. 4 GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura
Flag-of-japansmall Takuto Iguchi
Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa
Flag-of-japansmall Kohei Hirate
Flag-of-japansmall Taku Bamba
Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi
7 Flag-of-japansmall Autopolis 2 October No. 39 Lexus Team SARD No. 23 Nismo No. 62 R&D Sport
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura
Flag-of-japansmall Takuto Iguchi
Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Yamano
Flag-of-japansmall Kota Sasaki
8 Flag-of-japansmall Twin Ring Motegi 16 October No. 46 MOLA No. 23 Nismo No. 4 GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
Flag-of-japansmall Taku Bamba
Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi
NC Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Speedway 12 November No. 46 MOLA No. 46 MOLA No. 4 GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi
13 November No. 46 MOLA No. 100 Team Kunimitsu No. 4 GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO
Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Izawa Flag-of-japansmall Taku Bamba

Notes:

  • Template:Note – Race stopped early due to bad weather, full points awarded.
  • Template:Note – The Okayama round was still considered Round 1.
  • Template:Note – Race stopped early due to energy curfew, full points awarded.

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
Rank Driver OKA
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
SEP
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
SUG
Flag-of-japansmall
SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
AUT
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
PTS
1 Flag-of-japansmall Masataka Yanagida
22px-Flag of Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
6 10 2 1 2 7 2 2 90
2 Flag-of-japansmall Satoshi Motoyama
22px-Flag of France Benoît Tréluyer
5 1 14 12 4 6 1 1 79
3 Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kogure
22px-Flag of France Loïc Duval
7 13 1 Ret 1 4 11 6 57
4 Flag-of-japansmall Toshihiro Kaneishi
Flag-of-japansmall Koudai Tsukakoshi
3 8 3 6 12 3 6 7 50
5 Flag-of-japansmall Tsugio Matsuda
25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira
1 14 15 13 3 2 10 9 49
6 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Tachikawa
Flag-of-japansmall Kohei Hirate
8 5 5 11 13 1 3 10 47
7 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroaki Ishiura
Flag-of-japansmall Takuto Iguchi
13 6 13 2 5 8 15 3 40
8 Flag of Germany André Lotterer
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Nakajima
4 4 6 9 6 15 4 8 39
9 Flag-of-japansmall Takuya Izawa
Flag-of-japansmall Naoki Yamamoto
2 12 7 7 Ret 5 14 4 37
10 Flag-of-japansmall Hironobu Yasuda
22px-Flag of Sweden Björn Wirdheim
9 7 4 4 10 11 5 12 29
11 Flag-of-japansmall Daisuke Ito
Flag-of-japansmall Kazuya Oshima
11 2 8 5 8 10 13 15 28
12 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Michigami
Flag-of-japansmall Yuhki Nakayama
10 15 12 3 13 12 8 5 21
13 Flag-of-japansmall Seiji Ara
Flag-of-japansmall Tatsuya Kataoka
15 3 11 8 11 13 7 11 18
14 Flag-of-japansmall Juichi Wakisaka
22px-Flag of Portugal Andre Couto
14 11 10 Ret 7 9 9 14 9
15 Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Mutoh
Flag-of-japansmall Takashi Kobayashi
12 9 9 10 9 9 12 13 9
Rank Driver OKA
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
SEP
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
SUG
Flag-of-japansmall
SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
AUT
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
PTS

Template:Motorsport driver results legend

GT300 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
Rank Driver OKA
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
SEP
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
SUG
Flag-of-japansmall
SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
AUT
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
PTS
1 Flag-of-japansmall Nobuteru Taniguchi
Flag-of-japansmall Taku Bamba
4 5 1 6 5 1 9 1 87
2 Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Tanaka
Flag-of-japansmall Katsuyuki Hiranaka
2 2 2 7 4 22 2 3 83
3 Flag-of-japansmall Masami Kageyama
Flag-of-japansmall Tomonobu Fujii
14 1 9 5 2 11 17 2 58
4 Flag-of-japansmall Tetsuya Yamano
Flag-of-japansmall Kota Sasaki
8 18 8 Ret 1 6 1 6 56
5 Flag-of-japansmall Ryo Orime 15 16 Ret 1 8 2 3 Ret 49
6 [[Image:Template:Country flag alias CHE22x20px}}|Template:Country alias CHE]] Alexandre Imperatori 15 16 1 8 2 3 Ret 49
7 Flag-of-japansmall Yuji Kunimoto
Flag-of-japansmall Morio Nitta
6 7 6 2 7 12 8 9 38
8 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuki Hoshino
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Yoshimoto
1 Ret Ret 8 12 9 11 4 33
9 Flag-of-japansmall Takeshi Tsuchiya
Flag-of-japansmall Akihiro Tsuzuki
Ret 3 Ret 4 9 5 5 19 33
10 Flag-of-japansmall Kazuho Takahashi
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroki Katoh
7 Ret 10 13 6 3 4 8 32
11 Flag-of-japansmall Manabu Orido
Flag-of-japansmall Atsushi Yogo
3 14 7 16 3 19 16 16 26
12 Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Takagi
Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura
20 6 5 3 20 12 13 7 26
13 Flag-of-japansmall Yuhi Sekiguchi
Flag-of-japansmall Hiroyuki Iiri
Ret 8 4 15 10 4 12 5 26
14 Flag-of-japansmall Yutaka Yamagishi 5 11 3 Ret 11 7 10 14 22
15 Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Yamauchi 5 11 3 Ret 11 7 21
16 Flag-of-japansmall Koki Saga
Flag-of-japansmall Yuki Iwasaki
12 4 11 Ret 13 13 7 11 12
17 Flag-of-japansmall Takayuki Aoki
Flag-of-japansmall Yuya Sakamoto
10 Ret 14 15 10 8 6 12 10
18 Flag-of-japansmall Shinichi Yamaji 9 9 12 17 21 Ret 4
19 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Koizumi 9 9 12 17 21 4
20 Flag-of-japansmall Haruki Kurosawa 19 12 9 Ret 17 21 16 2
21 Flag-of-japansmall Katsuhiko Tsutsui 9 2
22 Flag-of-japansmall Hiroshi Takamori
Flag-of-japansmall Michael Kim
17 10 Ret Ret 1
23 Flag-of-japansmall Yasuhiro Shimizu
Flag of Germany Tim Bergmeister
16 10 15 13 1
24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Carlo van Dam DNQ 14 Ret 16 10 14 1
25 Flag-of-japansmall Junichiro Yamashita 12 11 14 20 10 1
26 Flag-of-japansmall Hideshi Matsuda 11 12 13 15 10 1
Rank Driver OKA
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
SEP
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
SUG
Flag-of-japansmall
SUZ
Flag-of-japansmall
FUJ
Flag-of-japansmall
AUT
Flag-of-japansmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
PTS

Template:Motorsport driver results legend

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:Super GT seasons

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