JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Sugo, 14 Sep 1980

1 Masahiro Hasemi March 79B [792?] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?)
40 34m 09.0s
2 Takeshi Iida Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
40 34m 21.0s
3 Kiyoshi Misaki Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Toda
40 34m 47.0s
4 Keiichi Suzuki Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
40 34m 55.0s
5 Toshio Motohashi Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (?)
40 35m 00.0s
6 Masatomo Shimizu March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
39 34m 35.0s
7 Fumiyasu Sato Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#8 (see note 1)
39 34m 36.0s
R Kenji Takahashi March 79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
R Fumio Muto Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 2)
R Satoru Nakajima Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#37 I&I Racing Development (see note 3)
DNA Naohiro Fujita March 782 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#6 (Speed Star Wheel) Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Takao Wada Hayashi 80P - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (?)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.

1 Satoru Nakajima (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's 0.49.0
2 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B [792?] - Nissan LZ14 0.49.0
3 Kenji Takahashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei 0.49.0
4 Takeshi Iida (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon 0.50.0
5 Fumio Muto (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14 0.50.0
6 Toshio Motohashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14 0.51.0
7 Keiichi Suzuki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart 0.51.0
8 Masatomo Shimizu (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20 0.51.0
9 Kiyoshi Misaki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Toda 0.52.0
10 Fumiyasu Sato (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's 0.52.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] (Fumiyasu Sato): Sold to Japanese agent Le Mans Co according to Chevron records, but unknown until used as a F2 car with Hart 420R engine by Teddy Yip's Theodore Racing for Patrick Tambay to race in the JAF Fuji Grand Prix in June 1977. Then very probably the Tom's car raced by Fumiyasu Sato in Formula Pacific specification at the JAF Suzuka Grand Prix in November 1977, and by the team in the new Formula Pacific championship in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Chevron B40 (Fumio Muto): The Central 20 Racing Team ran a Chevron B40 with Nissan LZ14 engine in the 1979 Japanese Formula Pacific series for Haruhito Yanagida. The same team ran the B40-Nissan again for Fumio Muto in 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Chevron B40 [40-77-07] (Satoru Nakajima): Shown in Chevron records as sold to Le Mans Co for Tetsu Ikuzawa. Raced by Ikuzawa in Japanese Formula 2 in 1977, using BMW engines. Used again by Ikuzawa for one race at the beginning of 1978. This is almost certainly the car converted to Formula Pacific specification and raced by Satoru Nakajima in the Japanese Formula Pacific series in 1980 and early 1981 using Toyota engines. Subsequent history unknown, but in 2014 a Chevron B40 was acquired from "a guy who used to work at Kojima" by Warwick Mortimer in New Zealand. This car had the chassis plate "40-77-07" but was said to be "ex-Hasemi" and had been Nissan-powered and then BMW-powered.


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' original results.

Japanese race results have been provided by Michael Ferner. His main sources have been the "Japan Automobile Federation" website (www.jaf.or.jp) and Tooru Kitajima's "Formula Nippon Data Center" (http://isweb34.infoseek.co.jp/motor/fndc/).

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.