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JAF Suzuka Grand Prix

Suzuka, 4 Nov 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#5 Heroes Racing Corporation

2 Satoru Nakajima (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#1 Team Italya With Tetsu

3 Keke Rosberg (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#7 Walter Wolf Racing Japan Team

4 Eje Elgh (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#9 Diatone Racing(Le Mans Company)

5 Keiji Matsumoto (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#8 Diatone Racing (Le Mans Company)

6 Kunimitsu Takahashi (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#20 Speed Star Wheel Racing

7 Kenji Takahashi (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#24 Tomei Jidousha

8 Naohiro Fujita (F2) 2-litre Thunder LM39 - BMW M12/7
#15 Nikko Racing(Le Mans Company)

9 Richard Thomas Geck (F2) 2-litre March 782 [7] - BMW M12/7
#18 Richard Thomas Geck(Kaira Garage)
(see note 1)

10 Eddie Cheever (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#22

11 Masami Kuwashima (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#66 Walter Wolf Racing Japan Team

R Takao Wada (F2) 2-litre Martini MK29 - BMW M12/7
#2 Harada Racing Company

R Noritake Takahara (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#3 Team Italya With Tetsu

R Beppe Gabbiani (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#6 Diatone Racing (Le Mans Company)

R Didier Pironi (F2) 2-litre Kojima KE011P - BMW M12/7
#10 Kojima Engineering

R Masahiro Hasemi (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#11 Tomy Racing Team(Nova Engineering)

R Stephen South (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#21 Speed Star Wheel Racing

DNA Bruno Giacomelli (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
#6 Diatone Racing (Le Mans Company)
Did not arrive
DNA Huub Rothengatter (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#9 Diatone Racing (Le Mans Company)
Did not arrive
DNA Masao Segawa (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
#96 S&A Racing International
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Satoru Nakajima (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
2 Kazuyoshi Hoshino (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
3 Keke Rosberg (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
4 Beppe Gabbiani (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
5 Masahiro Hasemi (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
6 Takao Wada (F2) 2-litre Martini MK29 - BMW M12/7
7 Eje Elgh (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
8 Eddie Cheever (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
9 Noritake Takahara (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
10 Kenji Takahashi (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
11 Keiji Matsumoto (F2) 2-litre March 792 - BMW M12/7
12 Didier Pironi (F2) 2-litre Kojima KE011P - BMW M12/7
13 Kunimitsu Takahashi (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
14 Stephen South (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
15 Masami Kuwashima (F2) 2-litre March 782 - BMW M12/7
16 Richard Thomas Geck (F2) 2-litre March 782 [7] - BMW M12/7
17 Naohiro Fujita (F2) 2-litre Thunder LM39 - BMW M12/7

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 782 [7] (Richard Thomas Geck): Bruno Giacomelli's works car at Thruxton 27 Mar 1978 and presumably all season. To Japan at the end of the year and used by Giacomelli to win at Suzuka 5 Nov 1978. Then to Diatone Racing (Le Mans Company) for Keiji Matsumoto in 1979. Sold to Richard Thomas Geck (Kaira Garage) later in the year and raced by Geck to the end of 1980.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

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