JAF Formula Pacific Series Race
Tsukuba, 1 Mar 1981
|1||Kenji Takahashi||March 79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
|2||Sakae Obata||Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
|3||Kazuyoshi Hoshino||March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#3 Hoshino Racing
|4||Keiji Matsumoto||March 782/79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#8 Tomei Jidousha
|5||Toshio Motohashi||March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#20 Toshio Motohashi
|6||Masatomo Shimizu||March 81A - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 1)
|R||Naohiro Fujita||Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#5 Speed Star Wheel Racing Team
|R||Takeshi Iida||Falcon 78M - Ford BDD Tomei
#7 Falcon Racing Team
|R||Masahiro Hasemi||March 79B [792?] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Motorsports
|R||Satoru Nakajima||Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#37 I&I Racing Development (see note 2)
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||0.52.48|
|2||Kazuyoshi Hoshino||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14||0.52.89|
|3||Masahiro Hasemi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B [792?] - Nissan LZ14||0.53.25|
|4||Kenji Takahashi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei||0.53.44|
|5||Keiji Matsumoto||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782/79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei||0.53.73|
|6||Sakae Obata||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart||0.53.80|
|7||Naohiro Fujita||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's||0.54.14|
|8||Takeshi Iida||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78M - Ford BDD Tomei||0.54.39|
|9||Toshio Motohashi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Tomei||0.55.53|
|10||Masatomo Shimizu||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 81A - Nissan LZ14 Central 20||0.55.56|
Notes on the cars:
- March 81A (Masatomo Shimizu): A March 81A raced by Masatomo Shimizu in the JAF Formula Pacific series, entered by Central 20 Racing Team and fitted with a Nissan LZ14 engine. Raced by Shimizu at seven of the nine races, and at Macau in November. Unknown after 1981.
- 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.
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/).
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