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All Japan GT Championship Rd.2 May 3-4, 1996 Fuji International Speedway(4.470km) Weather Conditions: Overcast, mild Pos ...

All Japan GT Championship Rd.2 May 3-4, 1996 Fuji International Speedway(4.470km) Weather Conditions: Overcast, mild

Pos # Class Drivers Car Laps Time 1 61 GT500 David Brabham(AUS) John Nielsen(DK) Lark McLaren F1 GTR 67 1:45'20.666(170.578km/h) 2 36 GT500 Masanori Sekiya(J) Pedro de la Rosa(E) Castrol Tom's Supra 67 -2.932 3 39 GT500 Wayne Gardner(AUS) Alain Ferte(F) Sard Supra GT 67 -1'02.223 4 37 GT500 Eric Comas(F) Hidetoshi Mitsusada(J)Castrol Cerumo Supra66 -1 lap 5 1 GT500 Kazuyoshi Hoshino(J) Masahiko Kageyama(J) Calsonic Skyline 66 -1 lap 6 3 GT500 Masahiro Hasemi(J) Tetsuya Tanaka(J) UJ Skyline 66 -1 lap 7 35 GT500 Oscar Larrauri(RA) Takeshi Tsuchiya(J) Taisan Porsche GT2 66 -1 lap 8 100 GT500 Kunimitsu Takahashi(J) Keiichi Tsuchiya(J) ADVAN BP NSX 66 -1 lap 9 34 GT500 Hideshi Matsuda(J) Osamu Nakako(J) STP Taisan PorscheGT2 65 -2 laps 10 55 GT500 Kenji Tohira(J) Hiroyuki Kawai(J) WISE Skyline GTR 65 -2 laps 11 30 GT500 Yoji Yamada(J) Eiichi Tajima(J) Sogo Keibi Porsche 65 -2 laps 12 43 GT500 Yukio Okamoto(J) Yasutaka Hinoi(J) BMB Mini Juke Porsche 63 -4 laps 13 910 GT300 Seiichi Sodeyama(J) Naoki Nagasaka(J) Nine Ten Porsche 63 -4 laps 14 26 GT300 Keiichi Suzuki(J) Morio Nitta(J) Taisan Porsche RSR 63 -4 laps 15 6 GT300 Tetsuya Kawasaki(J) Kazuteru Wakita(J) imuraya BP MR-2 62 -5 laps 16 72 GT300 Takayuki Kinoshita(J) Norio Makiguchi(J) WAKO'S BMW M3 61 -6 laps 17 8 GT500 Tom Kristensen(DK) Tetsuya Tanigawa(J) FET SPORTS SUPRA 60 -7 laps 18 70 GT300 Yoshimi Ishibashi(J) Kaoru Hoshino(J) Gaikokuya Porsche 60 -7 laps 19 51 GT300 Masamitsu Ishihara(J) Hiroyuki Noji(J) Cobra Porsche 60 -7 laps 20 5 GT500 Kaoru Iida(J) Tetsuya Ota(J) Chatrese Porsche GT2 59 -8 laps 21 69 GT500 Kenji Kawagoe(J) Shunji Kasuya(J) TCRC Comtech GT2 58 -9 laps 22 31 GT300 Katsunori Iketani(J) Kazuo Mogi(J) Caltex Porsche 54 -13 laps 23 15 GT500 Motoji Sekine(J) Taro Kono(J) Prova 964 Twin Turbo 53 -14 laps 24 19 GT500 Katsuo Kobayashi(J) Naohiro Furuya(J) Jun Trust Skyline 51 -16 laps 25 11 GT300 Hiromoto Ishimori(J) Masuo Saito(J) Murauchi Kamei GTS-R 49 -18 laps 26 7 GT300 Shinichi Yamaji(J) Hisashi Wada(J) RE Amemiya SuperG RX7 47 -20 laps DNF 556 GT500 Toshio Suzuki(J) Masahiko Kondo(J) KURE R33 21 -46 laps 95 GT300 Nobuyuki Oyagi(J) Tsuneaki Mankumo(J) Daihin Sylvia 19 -48 laps 2 GT500 Aguri Suzuki(J) Hideaki Fukuyama(J) ZEXEL Skyline 12 -55 laps 17 GT300 Toshihiko Nogami(J) Koshimizu Toshiaki(J) Tokagei RX7 12 -55 laps 25 GT500 Masami Kageyama(J) Yuji Tachikawa(J) FEDEX 300ZX-GTS 8 -59 laps 20 GT300 Kenji Takahashi(J) Hiroaki Suga(J) Ai Auto GAB Porsche 8 -59 laps 14 GT300 Akira Nagai(J) Takashige Kogayu(J) Paul Ricard Eimei Mirage 7 -60 laps 88 GT500 Takao Wada(J) Satoshi Ikezawa(J) Tamura Diablo Iota 6 -61 laps 60 GT500 Naoki Hattori(J) Ralf Schumacher(D) Lark McLaren F1 GTR 3 -64 laps 21 GT300 Fuminori Mizuno(J) Yasushi Hitotsuyama(J)BP ADVAN N3 3 -64 laps

Fastest Lap 61 David Brabham 1'30.822(177.182 km/h) on Lap 2

Starting from pole, Hattori led the race convincingly until lap 4 when he suddenly lost control under braking for the first corner, veered off the track and ended the race in a violent way. Badly shaken although unhurt, Hattori said the McLaren had a brake trouble. The sister car driven by David Brabham and John Nielsen inherited the lead and went all the way to the finish. Without the kind of straightline speed that McLaren has, all Sekiya and de la Rosa could do was to bring their Toyota Supra home in the second place. Wayne Gardner and Alain Ferte of the Sard Supra was much happier than in Suzuka to finish third.

Nissan had a race to forget. Two of the Skylines finished fifth and sixth respectively, both one lap down, while the other two packed up in the pits.

Championship Standings: GT500 Brabham/Nielsen 35, Sekiya/de la Rosa 23, Hattori/Schumacher 20, Hasemi/Tanaka 18, Hoshino/Kageyama 13, Gardner/Ferte 12, Comas/Mitsusada/A.Suzuki/Fukuyama 10, etc.

GT300 K.Suzuki/Nitta 35, Kawasaki/Wakita/Makiguchi/Kinoshita 22, Sodeyama/Nagasaka 20, etc.

Next Race: Sendai, June 29-30

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