JCTC: Krumm takes victory in Malaysia (fwd)

Krumm Takes Victory In Malaysia Qualifying Saturday Afternoon Michael's co-driver Ukyo Katayama, was nominated to qualify the number 2 Nissan Skyline at the exciting Sepang Circuit, the home of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Ukyo secured ninth ...

Krumm Takes Victory In Malaysia

Qualifying Saturday Afternoon

Michael's co-driver Ukyo Katayama, was nominated to qualify the number 2 Nissan Skyline at the exciting Sepang Circuit, the home of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Ukyo secured ninth position on the grid. Michael only completed a handful laps, to learn the circuit and get a feel for the set up that had been developed by Ukyo.

Race Sunday Afternoon

Having qualified the car Ukyo took the start and drove a superb first leg ultimately gaining fifth position before pitting to hand the car over to Michael.

The crack Nismo Squad decided to pit early and made one of the quickest stops without any problems allowing Michael to rejoin the race in fifth position. Michael then drove a series of laps that would ensure their overall victory, pushing very hard on his out lap and continuing to push while the leaders of the race pitted.

Once all the leading cars had pitted the No 2 Nissan Skyline was in second position, with Michael catching the leading Honda, which would ultimately retire.

"Ukyo drove very well and gave me a car in good condition, the team did a great pit stop and our strategy to pit early was correct. I had track space to really push and gain the time and positions we needed. It has been a good weekend here in Malaysia and for us to take a win makes it perfect, the facilities and people are all great and I hope to race here at Sepang again in the future " Michael commented Sunday evening.

<pre> Qualifying

1       18      500-1   TAKATA DOME NSX                 J.Wakisaka      K.Kaneishi      2'00.426        BS
2       16      500-2   Castrol MUGEN NSX               O.Nakako        R.Michigami     2'00.616        BS
3       32      500-3   TOYOTA CERUMO SUPRA             M.Kondo         Y.Tachikawa     2'01.904        BS
4       36      500-4   Castrol TOM'S SUPRA             M.Sekiya        T.Tsuchiya      2'02.129        MI
5       64      500-5   Mobil 1 NSX                     D.Ito           D.Schwager      2'02.259        BS
6       3       500-6   UNISIA JECS SKYLINE             M.Hasemi        T.Tanaka        2'02.285        BS
7       12      500-7   CALSONIC SKYLINE                K.Hoshino       S.Motoyama      2'02.471        BS
8       8       500-8   ARTA NSX                        A.Suzuki        K.Tsuchiya      2'02.497        BS
9       2       500-9   Castrol NISMO GT-R              U.Katayama      M.Krumm         2'02.851        BS
10      1       500-10  LOCTITE ZEXEL GT-R              E.Comas         M.Kageyama      2'03.069        BS
11      39      500-11  DENSO SARD SUPRA GT             M.Kageyama      R.Firman        2'03.179        YH
12      25      500-12  ENDLESS ADVAN SUPRA             M.Kinoshita     M.Orido         2'03.384        YH
13      100     500-13  RAYBRIG NSX     A.Iida          N.Hattori                       2'03.475        BS
14      6       500-14  ESSO ULTRON Tiger Supra         H.Noda          W.Gardner       2'03.489        BS
15      37      500-15  Castrol TOM'S SUPRA             S.Ara           S.Yamaji        2'04.003        MI
16      88      500-16  NOMAD DIABLO GT-1               N.Furuya        T.Takahashi     2'05.263        DL
17      7       300-1   Amemiya Matsumoto Kiyoshi RX7   T.Yamano        H.Matsumoto     2'12.629        YH
18      19      300-2   WedsSport CELICA                S.Wakisaka      T.Hara          2'12.637        YH
19      26      300-3   Shell TAISAN ADVAN GT3R         H.Fukuyama      D.Malagamuwa    2'12.846        YH
20      31      300-4   SuperAUTOBACS   A'PEX MR-S      M.Nitta         S.Takagi        2'13.391        YH
21      77      300-5   CUSCO SUBARU IMPREZA            K.Kobayashi     T.Tanigawa      2'14.610        YH
22      70      300-6   Gaishano GAIKOKUYA ADVAN PORSCHEY.Ishibashi     P.Van Schoote   2'21.427        YH
23      5       300-7   PORSCHE CARRERA RS              Key Soon Yue    Ila Ridak       2'35.305        MI

Race Results

1       2       500-1   Castrol NISMO GT-R              U.Katayama      M.Krumm         1:54'17.507     BS
2       18      500-2   TAKATA DOME NSX                 J.Wakisaka      K.Kaneishi      35.827          BS
3       64      500-3   Mobil 1 NSX                     D.Ito           D.Schwager      43.578          BS
4       36      500-4   Castrol TOM'S SUPRA             M.Sekiya        T.Tsuchiya      56.624          MI
5       8       500-5   ARTA NSX                        A.Suzuki        K.Tsuchiya      1'06.686        BS
6       100     500-6   RAYBRIG NSX                     A.Iida          N.Hattori       1'52.892        BS
7       1       500-7   LOCTITE ZEXEL GT-R              E.Comas         M.Kageyama      1 lap           BS
8       25      500-8   ENDLESS ADVAN SUPRA             M.Kinoshita     M.Orido         1 lap           YH
9       6       500-9   ESSO ULTRON Tiger Supra         H.Noda          W.Gardner       1 lap           BS
10      16      500-10  Castrol MUGEN NSX               O.Nakako        R.Michigami     2 laps          BS
11      37      500-11  Castrol TOM'S SUPRA             S.Ara           S.Yamaji        3 laps          MI
12      7       300-1   RE Amemiya MatsumotoKiyoshi RX7 T.Yamano        H.Matsumoto     4 laps          YH
13      19      300-2   WedsSport CELICA                S.Wakisaka      T.Hara          4 laps          YH
14      31      300-3   SuperAUTOBACS A'PEX MR-S        M.Nitta         S.Takagi        4 laps          YH
15      88      500-12  NOMAD DIABLO GT-1               N.Furuya        T.Takahashi     5 laps          DL
16      77      300-4   CUSCO SUBARU IMPREZA            K.Kobayashi     T.Tanigawa      5 laps          YH
17      26      300-5   Shell TAISAN ADVAN GT3R         H.Fukuyama      D.Malagamuwa    5 laps          YH
18      70      300-6   Gaishano GAIKOKUYA ADVAN PORSCHEY.Iahibashi     P.Van Schoote   7 laps          YH
19      39      500-13  DENSO SARD SUPRA GT             M.Kageyama      R.Firman        12 laps         YH
20      5       300-7   PORSCHE CARRERA RS              Key Soon Yue    Ila Ridak       12 laps         MI
21      3       500-14  UNISIA JECS SKYLINE             M.Hasemi        T.Tanaka        16 laps         BS

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