OldRacingCars.com

JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Tsukuba, 2 Mar 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Masahiro Hasemi March 792 - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?)
50 45m 36.0s
2 Satoru Nakajima Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#37 I&I Racing Development (see note 1)
50 45m 40.0s
3 Keiichi Suzuki Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
49 46m 01.0s
4 Hisayoshi Mitsuhashi Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (?)
49 46m 09.0s
5 Fumio Muto Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 2)
49 46m 19.0s
6 Takao Wada March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (?) (see note 3)
44
7 Masatomo Shimizu March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
37 46m 20.0s
R Takeshi Iida Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
27
R Kenji Takahashi Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
16

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

Qualifying
1 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 792 - Nissan LZ14 0.53.0
2 Satoru Nakajima (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's 0.54.0
3 Takao Wada (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14 0.54.0
4 Takeshi Iida (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon 0.55.0
5 Keiichi Suzuki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart 0.55.0
6 Hisayoshi Mitsuhashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14 0.55.0
7 Fumio Muto (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14 0.56.0
8 Masatomo Shimizu (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20 0.57.0
9 Kenji Takahashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei 2.48.0

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 (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. 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.

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.