JCTC: Krumm on front row at Suzuka

Michael Krumm qualified the no.2 Nissan Skyline on the front row of the grid, for the final round of the 2000 Autobacs All Japan GT Championship. The first qualifying session was held in dry conditions and Michael and the Nismo Team worked ...

Michael Krumm qualified the no.2 Nissan Skyline on the front row of the grid, for the final round of the 2000 Autobacs All Japan GT Championship.

The first qualifying session was held in dry conditions and Michael and the Nismo Team worked effectively to get a set-up for the qualifying. Michael then produced a stunning lap to achieve the second slot on the grid with a time of 2'01.983, a scant two hundredths of a second from pole position.

In the second qualifying session, held in cooler afternoon conditions, Michael set a record breaking time of 2'00.204 to take the lead in the fight for pole position. In the last few moments of the qualifying session, the No.100 Honda NSX took the pole from Michael with a time of 1'59.923.

"Today was very good for us, yesterday was full wet, so we had to make the set up and go for the time. It was so close to pole but I just missed it by a couple of hundredths from one of the Hondas in the first session. I had a great lap in the second session and thought that would be pole. When we lost pole I tried to get one more lap from my tyres but it was not possible. It was an exciting fight so now we have to see what tomorrow brings, but we are in good shape." Michael commented

<pre> Round Seven Qualifying One Conditions : Fine | Course : Dry Po No C-Po Machine Driver Time Tyre WH 1 64 500-1 Mobil 1 NSX D.Ito D.Schwager* 2'01.956 BS 30 2 2 500-2 Castrol NISMO GT-R U.Katayama M.Krumm* 2'01.983 BS 20 3 100 500-3 RAYBRIG NSX A.Iida* N.Hattori 2'02.063 BS 20 4 36 500-4 Castrol TOM'S SUPRA M.Sekiya T.Tsuchiya* 2'02.085 MI 10 5 18 500-5 TAKATA DOME NSX J.Wakisaka* K.Kaneishi 2'02.470 BS 110 6 16 500-6 Castrol MUGEN NSX R.Michigami* H.Mitsusada 2'02.478 BS 80 7 12 500-7 CALSONIC SKYLINE K.Hoshino S.Motoyama* 2'02.671 BS 60 8 1 500-8 LOCTITE ZEXEL GT-R E.Comas* M.Kageyama 2'02.865 BS 70 9 6 500-9 ESSO ULTRON Tiger Supra H.Noda* W.Gardner 2'02.887 BS 40 10 30 500-10 SOK McLarenGTR H.Okada T.Matsuda* 2'02.992 BS 11 8 500-11 ARTA NSX A.Suzuki K.Tsuchiya* 2'03.520 BS 20 12 38 500-12 FK/Massimo CERUMO SUPRA H.Takeuchi* Y.Tachikawa 2'03.537 BS 60 13 39 500-13 DENSO SARD SUPRA GT M.Kageyama* R.Firman 2'03.573 YH 10 14 35 500-14 MatsumotoKiyoshi TOM'S SUPRA S.Yamaji* P=H.Raphanel 2'03.717 MI 10 15 32 500-15 cdma One CERUMO SUPRA T.Kinoshita* M.Kondo 2'04.490 BS 16 21 500-16 ZERO McLarenGTR Y.Hitotsuyama A.Nakaya* 2'04.526 DL 17 37 500-17 Castrol TOM'S SUPRA S.Ara* T.Suzuki 2'05.016 MI 18 3 500-18 UNISIA Xanavi SKYLINE M.Hasemi T.Tanaka* 2'05.620 BS 19 25 500-19 ENDLESS ADVAN SUPRA M.Kinoshita* M.Orido 2'05.762 YH 20 88 500-20 NOMAD DIABLO GT-1 N.Furuya* T.Takahashi 2'09.435

Round Seven Qualify Two Conditions : Fine | Course : Dry Po No C-Po Machine Driver Time Tyre WH 1 100 500-1 RAYBRIG NSX A.Iida* N.Hattori R1'59.923 BS 20 2 2 500-2 Castrol NISMO GT-R U.Katayama M.Krumm* R2'00.204 BS 20 3 64 500-3 Mobil 1 NSX D.Ito D.Schwager* R2'00.905 BS 30 4 12 500-4 CALSONIC SKYLINE K.Hoshino S.Motoyama* R2'00.992 BS 60 5 36 500-5 Castrol TOM'S SUPRA M.Sekiya T.Tsuchiya* R2'01.171 MI 10 6 16 500-6 Castrol MUGEN NSX R.Michigami* H.Mitsusada R2'01.209 BS 80 7 30 500-7 SOK McLarenGTR H.Okada T.Matsuda* 2'01.484 BS 8 18 500-8 TAKATA DOME NSX J.Wakisaka* K.Kaneishi 2'01.490 BS 110 9 8 500-9 ARTA NSX A.Suzuki K.Tsuchiya* 2'01.655 BS 20 10 6 500-10 ESSO ULTRON Tiger Supra H.Noda* W.Gardner 2'02.145 BS 40 11 1 500-11 LOCTITE ZEXEL GT-R E.Comas* M.Kageyama 2'02.330 BS 70 12 39 500-12 DENSO SARD SUPRA GT M.Kageyama* R.Firman 2'02.459 YH 10 13 35 500-13 MatsumotoKiyoshi TOM'S SUPRA S.Yamaji* P=H.Raphanel 2'02.652 MI 10 14 21 500-14 ZERO McLarenGTR Y.Hitotsuyama A.Nakaya* 2'02.899 DL 15 38 500-15 FK/Massimo CERUMO SUPRA H.Takeuchi* Y.Tachikawa 2'02.943 BS 60 16 32 500-16 cdma One CERUMO SUPRA T.Kinoshita* M.Kondo 2'03.245 BS 17 3 500-17 UNISIA Xanavi SKYLINE M.Hasemi T.Tanaka* 2'03.575 BS 18 25 500-18 ENDLESS ADVAN SUPRA M.Kinoshita* M.Orido 2'03.802 YH 19 37 500-19 Castrol TOM'S SUPRA S.Ara* T.Suzuki 2'04.030 MI 20 88 500-20 NOMAD DIABLO GT-1 N.Furuya* T.Takahashi 2'06.355 DL

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