JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Tsukuba, 8 Jun 1980

1 Masahiro Hasemi March 802 [792?] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?)
50 46m 41.0s
2 Naohiro Fujita March 782 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#6 (Speed Star Wheel) Racing Team
50 46m 47.0s
3 Satoru Nakajima Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#37 I&I Racing Development (see note 1)
50 47m 04.0s
4 Keiichi Suzuki Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
50 47m 22.0s
5 Kiyoshi Misaki Chevron B40 - Toyota 2T-G Toda
#1 (see note 2)
48 47m 03.0s
6 Toshio Motohashi Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (?)
7 Takeshi Iida Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
8 Masatomo Shimizu March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
R Fumio Muto Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 3)
R Kenji Takahashi Hayashi 80P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha

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 0.53.0
2 Naohiro Fujita (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's 0.54.0
3 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 802 [792?] - Nissan LZ14 0.54.0
4 Toshio Motohashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14 0.54.0
5 Keiichi Suzuki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart 0.54.0
6 Takeshi Iida (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon 0.54.0
7 Kenji Takahashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Hayashi 80P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei 0.55.0
8 Fumio Muto (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14 0.55.0
9 Kiyoshi Misaki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Toyota 2T-G Toda 0.55.0
10 Masatomo Shimizu (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20 0.56.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Chevron B40 (Kiyoshi Misaki): Masao Segawa raced a Chevron B40 at the JAF Suzuka Grand Prix at the beginning of November 1978, using a BMW engine. Raced by Segawa through the 1979 Japanese F2 season. Then to Kiyoshi Misaki and rebuilt for Formula Pacific with a Toyota engine. Misaki only appeared three times in the Japanese series, but then raced the car in the Macau and Selangor Grands Prix in November. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.


Note that 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' published 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.