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JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Tsukuba, 27 Apr 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Masahiro Hasemi March 802 [792?] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?)
50 45m 30.0s
2 Naohiro Fujita March 782 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#6 (Speed Star Wheel) Racing Team
50 45m 31.0s
3 Keiichi Suzuki Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
49 45m 33.0s
4 Fumio Muto Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 1)
49 46m 04.0s
5 Masatomo Shimizu March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
48 46m 15.0s
6 Toshio Suzuki Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (?)
48 46m 40.0s
7 Satoru Nakajima Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#37 I&I Racing Development (see note 2)
32
R Kenji Takahashi Hayashi 80P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
28
R Takeshi Iida Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
21
DNA Takao Wada March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (?)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 802 [792?] - Nissan LZ14
2 Naohiro Fujita (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
3 Keiichi Suzuki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Hart
4 Kenji Takahashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Hayashi 80P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
5 Takeshi Iida (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
6 Toshio Suzuki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
7 Fumio Muto (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
8 Masatomo Shimizu (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
9 Satoru Nakajima (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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.