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Results of JTCC Rounds 7 & 8 July 13-14, 1996 Mine Circuit (3.23898km) Weather Conditions: Rain, Heavy Clouds to Sunshine Later in the Day, Hot Round 7 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time Q 1 12...

Results of JTCC Rounds 7 & 8 July 13-14, 1996 Mine Circuit (3.23898km) Weather Conditions: Rain, Heavy Clouds to Sunshine Later in the Day, Hot

Round 7 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time Q 1 12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Primera BS 31 52'04.001(115.70km/h) 3 1'32.272 2 37 Michael Krumm Toyota EXiV MI 31 -4.624 7 1'32.726 3 25 Masami Kageyama Toyota EXiV YH 31 -33.529 4 1'32.514 4 23 Masahiko Kageyama Nissan Primera BS 31 -36.094 5 1'32.690 5 18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita BMW318i YH 31 -1'01.683 13 1'33.978 6 11 Takahiko Hara Toyota EXiV TY 31 -1'04.677 15 1'34.482 7 38 Hironori Takeuchi Toyota EXiV BS 31 -1'18.087 8 1'32.899 8 32 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Sunny MI 31 -1'35.826 1 1'32.097 9 88 Hisashi Wada Ford Mondeo DL 31 -1'36.409 19 1'36.814 10 19 Katsutomo Kaneishi Toyota EXiV MI 31 -1'41.925 12 1'33.607 11 68 Tetsuya Tanaka Toyota EXiV DL 30 -1 lap 21 ******** 12 3 Masahiro Hasemi Opel Vectra MI 30 -1 lap 6 1'32.714 13 39 Eric Comas Toyota EXiV BS 29 -2 laps 9 1'32.999 14 17 Tatsuhiko Kaneumi Opel Vectra YH 29 -2 laps 17 1'35.272 15 21 Yasushi Itotsuyama BMW318i YH 29 -2 laps 18 1'35.973 16 66 Shunji Kasuya Subaru Impreza YH 28 -3 laps 20 1'41.938 17 35 Akihiko Nakaya BMW318i BS 27 -4 laps 11 1'33.363 DNF 72 Masahiro Matsunaga Toyota Corolla BS 25 -6 laps 16 1'34.905 9 Franck Freon Matsuda Familia MI 24 -7 laps 14 1'34.094 36 Masanori Sekiya Toyota EXiV MI 22 -9 laps 2 1'32.200 8 Tatsuya Tanigawa Toyota Corolla MI 0 -31 laps 10 1'33.320

Fastest Lap: 37 Krumm 1'34.729(123.09km/h) on Lap 18

Round 8 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time Q 1 23 Masahiko Kageyama Nissan Primera BS 31 49'14.059(122.36km/h) 1 1'31.522 R 2 12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Primera BS 31 -10.945 2 1'31.831 R 3 36 Masanori Sekiya Toyota EXiV MI 31 -21.791 5 1'32.555 4 38 Hironori Takeuchi Toyota EXiV BS 31 -22.217 10 1'33.116 5 35 Akihiko Nakaya BMW318i BS 31 -26.202 9 1'33.113 6 37 Michael Krumm Toyota EXiV MI 31 -28.360 6 1'32.640 7 25 Masami Kageyama Toyota EXiV YH 31 -34.745 8 1'32.975 8 39 Eric Comas Toyota EXiV BS 31 -37.029 7 1'32.861 9 32 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Sunny MI 31 -51.230 3 1'32.007 R 10 18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita BMW318i YH 31 -55.654 15 1'34.198 11 68 Tetsuya Tanaka Toyota EXiV DL 31 -59.241 11 1'33.841 12 19 Katsutomo Kaneishi Toyota EXiV MI 31 -59.408 12 1'33.900 13 8 Tatsuya Tanigawa Toyota Corolla MI 31 -1'20.173 13 1'33.918 14 11 Takahiko Hara Toyota EXiV TY 31 -1'31.178 17 1'35.283 15 3 Masahiro Hasemi Opel Vectra MI 29 -2 laps 4 1'32.544 16 17 Tatsuhiko Kaneumi Opel Vectra YH 29 -2 laps 18 1'35.787 DNF 21 Yasushi Itotsuyama BMW318i YH 15 -16 laps 19 1'35.840 66 Shunji Kasuya Subaru Impreza YH 10 -21 laps 21 2'13.359 88 Hisashi Wada Ford Mondeo DL 7 -24 laps 20 1'36.906 9 Franck Freon Matsuda Familia MI 0 -31 laps 14 1'34.173 72 Masahiro Matsunaga Toyota Corolla BS 0 -31 laps 16 1'34.869

Fastest Lap: 12 Hoshino 1'34.275 (123.68km/h) on Lap 2

Championship Standings: Hattori 79, Krumm 68, Nakako 67, Sekiya 45, Masahiko K. 43, Kurosawa 39, Hoshino 35, Masami K. 30, etc. Attendance: 26,300 Next Rounds: Sendai, September 7-8

The three Honda Accord musketeers were absent at Mine in the southern Honshu where Nissan suddenly found the lost pace to capture the double win despite the changing track conditions.

R.I.P. Jeff Krosnoff 1964-1996

Jeff was an immensely popular figure throughout his time in Japan which counted seven long years.

A very versatile driver, the Californian raced in touring cars, Group C (for Nissan, Jaguar, Toyota among others), and F3000 in our soil, before he went back to the U.S. to get a crack at IndyCar. And he did it on pure merit. Sadly he left this world before he had a chance to show his true form in front of home crowd. The most memorable race for us Japanese should be Le Mans '94 where Jeff teamed up with Mauro Martini and Eddie Irvine in the Sard Toyota 94CV.

The Toyota stopped with the broken gearshift while Jeff was at the wheel. He was leading one of the most prestigeous races in the world but there he was with the car at halt on the main straight with only two hours to the flag.

He climbed out, got to the rear, fixed the shift linkage, restarted, got around an eight mile track with one gear to the pits. It took him 30 minutes but it was his experience, his spirit, his desire to win that led the Sard Toyota to finish the gruelling race in eventual second.

Losing Roland Ratzenberger in 1994 was unbearable enough for the Japanese racing community, and it's really hard now to believe Jeff Krosnoff is no longer with us.

We remember Jeff.

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Series General
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Michael Krumm , Franck Freon , Masahiro Hasemi , Kazuyoshi Hoshino , Satoshi Motoyama , Masami Kageyama , Hisashi Wada , Tetsuya Tanaka , Masahiko Kageyama , Hironori Takeuchi , Masahiro Matsunaga , Tatsuya Tanigawa , Kaneishi Katsutomo , Masanori Sekiya , Akihiko Nakaya , Roland Ratzenberger , Jeff Krosnoff