JAF Formula Pacific Series Race
Suzuka, 13 Jan 1980
|1||Masahiro Hasemi||Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?) (see note 1)
|2||Kenji Takahashi||Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
|3||Fumio Muto||Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team
|4||Takeshi Iida||Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
|5||Keiichi Suzuki||Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
|6||Masatomo Shimizu||March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
|R||Takao Wada||March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (?) (see note 2)
|DNA||Kazuyoshi Hoshino||Chevron B42 - Nissan LZ14
#3 (see note 3)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.
|1||Masahiro Hasemi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14||2.33.0|
|2||Fumio Muto||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14||2.40.0|
|3||Kenji Takahashi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei||2.43.0|
|4||Takao Wada||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14||2.49.0|
|5||Takeshi Iida||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon||3.00.0|
|6||Masatomo Shimizu||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20||3.01.0|
|7||Keiichi Suzuki||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart||3.09.0|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B40 [40-77-09] (Masahiro Hasemi): Shown in Chevron records as sold to Le Mans Co in Japan with a Nissan engine. This must be the car run by Kojima Engineering for Masahiro Hasemi in Formula Pacific specification with Nissan LZ14 engines in late 1977. Retained by Hasemi for the Formula Pacific series in 1978 and 1979. Used again for a couple of races at the beginning of 1980, when Hasemi was struggling to develop his new March 802, and then raced by Kazuyoshi Hoshino in one race at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 79B (Takao Wada): Takao Wada drove a March 79B in Japanese Formula Pacific in 1979, entered by Tomei Jidousha. The car replaced a Falcon 78A that Wada had raced earlier in the season, and both cars were fitted with Nissan LZ14 engines. Wada retained the 79B for the early part of 1980, and then swapped to a Hayashi 80P. Kenji Takahashi then raced a 79B for Tomei Jidousha for the remainer of the 1980 season, so it is likely that this was the ex-Wada car. Raced again by Takahashi in 1981 and in 1982. Later in 1982, Akira Hagiwara raced a 79B entered by Tomei Jidousha and this is assumed to be the same car. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B42 (Kazuyoshi Hoshino): Kazuyoshi Hoshino raced a Chevron B40 with Nissan LZ14 engine in four rounds of the 1979 JAF Formula Pacific series, winning two of them, and at the Macau Grand Prix in November that year.
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/).