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JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Suzuka, 13 Jan 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Masahiro Hasemi Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?) (see note 1)
17 41m 16.0s
2 Kenji Takahashi Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
17 41m 48.0s
3 Fumio Muto Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team
17 42m 14.0s
4 Takeshi Iida Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
16 43m 02.0s
5 Keiichi Suzuki Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
16 43m 33.0s
6 Masatomo Shimizu March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
15 41m 51.0s
R Takao Wada March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (?)
10
DNA Kazuyoshi Hoshino Chevron B42 - Nissan LZ14
#3 (see note 2)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
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 BDD Hart 3.09.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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. At some point before 2014, the ex-Hasemi car was acquired from "a guy who used to work at Kojima" by Warwick Mortimer in New Zealand.
  2. 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.

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' 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.