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Fuji Inter-tec 500 km

Fuji Speedway, Fuji, , Japan

Date: 13/11/1988
Track length: 4.470 m
Attendance: 68.700
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 39
Finishers: 19

Pole position: Olofsson/Suzuki in 1.34,804
Fastest lap: Suzuki in 1.38,100 = 164,037 kmh

Distance: 500 km
Average speed: 156,989 kmh
Weather: Fine
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

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The final race for the Japanese championship as well as the FIA Asia-Pacific championship was held in Japan, with limited foreign entries. Pirro seemed certain of the Pacific championship until the Schnitzer car had to retire with a holed radiator. The race was won by Niedzwiedz and Yokoshima, after polesitters Olofsson and Suzuki retired as well.


Division 1, 2 and 3
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 22 Trampio Object-T
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Klaus Niedzwiedz, D
Hisashi Yokoshima, J
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 112 laps, 3:11.10,655 2 1.35,041    
2 2 37 TOM's Minolta
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Masanori Sekiya, J
Hitoshi Ogawa, J
2954 tc L6 Div. 3 112 laps, 3:11.48,071 6 1.36,021    
3 1 70 Advan Alpha
BMW M3 Evo
Kenny Acheson, GB
Stanley Dickens, S
2332 L4 Div. 2 111 laps, 3:11.13,458 13 1.39,082    
4 2 72 ID Auto Wako's
BMW M3 ?Evo
Norio Makiguchi, J
Hisashi Shimura, J
2332 L4 Div. 2 108 laps, 3:12.51,748 20 1.42,492    
5 1 137 TOM's Minolta
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Kiyoshi Misaki, J
Hideshi Matsuda, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 107 laps, 3:12.37,256 24 1.43,948    
6 2 146 Infinite Sports Motul
Honda Civic EF3
Hideki Okada, J
Osamu Nakako, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 106 laps, 3:11.30,041 22 1.43,444    
7 3 136 TOM's Minolta
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Kaoro Hoshino, J
Keiichi Suzuki, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 106 laps, 3:11.58,208 23 1.43,516    
8 3 75 Autotech Racing Team
BMW M3 Evo
Will Hoy, GB
Haruto Yanagida, J
2332 L4 Div. 2 106 laps, 3:12.20,696 14 1.40,385    
9 4 168 Team Yamato
Honda Civic Si AT
Ken Mizokawa, J
Yoshimi Watanabe, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 104 laps, 3:12.27,294 33 1.46,402    
10 5 127?  
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Mitsutake Koma, J
Ryusaku Hitomi, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 103 laps, 3:12.29,383 35 1.47,828    
11 4 77  
Mercedes 190 E 2.3-16
Shinji Tsunashima, J
Jiro Yoneyama, J
Fumio Mutoh, J
2323 L4 Div. 2 100 laps, 3:11.30,764 26 1.44,401    
12 6 121?  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
David Slater, NZ
Phil Myhre, NZ
1587 L4 Div. 1 99 laps, 3:12.06,154 37 1.51,988    
13 3 30 Trampio
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Eje Elgh, S
Mauricio Sandro Sala, BR
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 99 laps, 3:12.04,916 5 1.35,865    
14 5 99 Cosmo Oil
BMW M3 ?Evo
David Kennedy, IRL
Keiichi Tsuchiya, J
2332 L4 Div. 2 96 laps, 3:11.33,502 17 1.40,742    
15 4 25 Ralliart STP
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Kunimitsu Takahashi, J
Akihiko Nakaya, J
1998 tc L4 Div. 3 96 laps, 3:12.07,377 11 1.37,999    
16 7 135  
Toyota Corolla Levin AE86
Masami Ishikawa, J
Shiino Toshiaki, J
Masaaki Nagashima, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 96 laps, 3:13.00,126 38 1.52,375    
17 6 81 Rays Racing Division
BMW M3 ?Evo
Andrew Gilbert-Scott, GB
Norimasa Sakamoto, J
Hideo Fukuyama, J
2332 L4 Div. 2 94 laps, 3:11.53,138 16 1.40,522    
18 8 167 Team Yamato
Honda Civic Si AT
Tsuguo Oba, J
Katsuaki Sato, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 93 laps, 3:11.39,522 31 1.45,606    
19 9 160  
Nissan Pulsar EN13
Terumitsu Fujieda, J
Yoshiaki Sakai, J
1598 L4ยง Div. 1 91 laps, 3:11.27,527 39 1.53,024    
DNF   145  
Honda Civic EF3
Toshio Suzuki, J
Koji Sato, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 102 25 1.43,949    
DNF   188 Weds Sport Japan
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Takeo Asano, J
Makoto Hagiwara, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 95 32 1.46,032    
DNF   76  
BMW M3 ?Evo
Shunji Kasuya, J
Tetsuya Kawasaki, J
2332 L4 Div. 2 90 19 1.41,817    
DNF   52 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Emanuele Pirro, I
Altfrid Heger, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 84 12 1.38,111   Holed radiator
DNF   177 Weds Sport Japan
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Masakazu Hamana, J
Hiroyuki Kawai, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 79 27 1.44,583    
DNF   50 Hasemi Motorsport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Masahiro Hasemi, J
Kenji Takahashi, J
2029 tc L6 Div. 3 77 7 1.36,137    
DNF   151  
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Kaori Okamoto, J
Morio Nitta, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 77 30 1.45,558    
DNF   150 Advan
Toyota Corolla Levin AE92
Kazuo Mogi, J
Eiichi Tajima, J
Yasuo Kusakabe, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 63 21 1.43,254    
DNF   161  
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Masami Ishikawa, J
Yoshimi Ishibashi, J
1587 L4 Div. 1 37 36 1.49,016    
DNF   73 Team Noji with Torii
BMW M3 ?Evo
Motoharu Kurosawa, J
Hiroyuki Noji, J
2332 L4 Div. 2 31 18 1.41,004   Blown engine
DNF   23 Nissan Motorsports Ricoh
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Anders Olofsson, S
Aguri Suzuki, J
2029 tc L6 Div. 3 24 1 1.34,804 1.38,100 Electrics/ brakes
DNF   36 TOM's Minolta
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Geoff Lees, GB
Paolo Barilla, I
2954 tc L6 Div. 3 22 9 1.36,161   Suspension
DNF   666  
Honda Civic Si AT
Kawaji Takahashi, J
Naoki Hattori, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 21 34 1.46,766    
DNF   555 Trampio
Honda Civic Si AT
Kaoru Itou, J
Hisatoyo Goto, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 20 29 1.45,412    
DNF   32 Calsonic
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Takao Wada, J
Hajime Kitano, J
2029 tc L6 Div. 3 16 8 1.36,142    
DNF   26  
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Sakae Obata, J
Morio Hukui, J
1998 tc L4 Div. 3 14 15 1.40,405    
DNF   33 Trampio Object-T
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Naoki Nagasaka, J
Tomohiko Tsutsumi, J
Kazuo Shimizu, J
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 12 4 1.35,644    
DNF   6 Andrew Miedecke
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
Graeme Crosby, NZ
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 11 3 1.35,281    
DNF   155 Cabin Racing
Honda Civic EF3
Yasuo Muramatsu, J
Masami Miyoshi, J
1590 L4 Div. 1 2 28 1.45,342    
DNF   24 Diesel Kiki Co. Ltd.
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Motoji Sekine, J
Kenji Tohira, J
Takayuki Kinoshita, J
2029 tc L6 Div. 3 1 10 1.36,753    
DNS   28  
Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30
Michiei Shinbori, J
Masao Endo, J
1990 tc L4 Div. 3     no time    
DNS   31 SARD
Toyota Supra Turbo MA70
Shuroku Sasaki, J
? Tsunehisa Asai, J
2954 tc L6 Div. 3     no time    
DNS   185 Cabin Racing
Honda Civic EF3
Masami Miyoshi, J
Yasuo Muramatsu, J
1590 L4 Div. 1     no time