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Provisional Race Results of JTCC Rounds 13/14 InterTEC Nov.2-3, 1996 Fuji International Speedway (4.470km) Weather Conditions: Cloudy Round 13 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time/Delay Q 1 39 Erik Comas ...

Provisional Race Results of JTCC Rounds 13/14 InterTEC Nov.2-3, 1996 Fuji International Speedway (4.470km) Weather Conditions: Cloudy

Round 13 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time/Delay Q 1 39 Erik Comas Toyota Exiv BS 21 33'25.646 6 1'49.918 2 24 Anthony Reid Nissan Primera MI 21 -7.348 3 1'48.662 3 23 Masahiko Kageyama Nissan Primera BS 21 -15.039 8 1'50.499 4 32 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Sunny MI 21 -16.977 5 1'49.789 5 12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Primera BS 21 -22.460 1 1'48.484 6 19 Katsutomo Kaneishi Toyota EXiV MI 21 -23.817 14 1'52.234 7 37 Michael Krumm Toyota EXiV MI 21 -30.702 13 1'51.922 8 3 Masahiro Hasemi Opel Vectra MI 21 -44.023 11 1'51.249 9 35 Akihiko Nakaya BMW 318i BS 21 -44.185 7 1'49.994 10 68 Tetsuya Tanaka Toyota EXiV DL 21 -44.639 9 1'50.838 11 18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita BMW 318i YH 21 -54.400 18 1'53.087 12 11 Takahiko Hara Toyota EXiV TY 21 -1'18.615 20 1'54.095 13 8 Morio Nitta Toyota Corolla MI 20 -1 lap 27 2'04.444 14 6 Yojiro Terada Mazda Familia MI 20 -1 lap 21 1'54.929 15 17 Tatsuhiko Kaneumi Opel Vectra YH 20 -1 lap 22 1'56.631 16 13 Takeo Asano BMW318i BS 20 -1 lap 24 1'57.567 17 66 Shunji Kasuya Subaru Impreza BS 19 -2 laps 26 2'02.377 DNF 20 Takayuki Kinoshita BMW318i YH 12 -9 laps 23 1'56.902 21 Yasushi Hitotsuyama BMW 318i YH 3 -18 laps 28 4'46.909 36 Masanori Sekiya Toyota EXiV MI 3 -18 laps 15 1'52.703 15 Takuya Kurosawa Honda Accord BS 0 -21 laps 4 1'49.090 38 Hironori Takeuchi Toyota EXiV BS 0 -21 laps 16 1'52.828 72 Masahiro Matsunaga Toyota Corolla BS 0 -21 laps 17 1'52.980 9 Franck Freon Mazda Familia MI 0 -21 laps 19 1'53.743 25 Masami Kageyama Toyota EXiV YH 0 -21 laps 25 2'00.111 33 Ryo Michigami Honda Accord BS 0 -21 laps 10 1'50.952 DNC 16 Osamu Nakako Honda Accord BS 2 1'48.662 14 Naoki Hattori Honda Accord MI 12 1'51.629

Fastest Lap: Not Given

Round 14 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time/Delay Q 1 24 Anthony Reid Nissan Primera MI 21 33'29.472 3 1'45.168 2 12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Primera BS 21 -5.444 7 1'45.604 3 39 Erik Comas Toyota EXiV BS 21 -7.111 11 1'46.429 4 32 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Sunny MI 21 -12.872 6 1'45.404 5 19 Katsutomo Kaneishi Toyota EXiV MI 21 -13.204 13 1'46.781 6 3 Masahiro Hasemi Opel Vectra MI 21 -29.742 4 1'45.258 7 23 Masahiko Kageyama Nissan Primera BS 21 -32.096 8 1'46.197 8 35 Akihiko Nakaya BMW 318i BS 21 -34.222 14 1'46.922 9 36 Masanori Sekiya Toyota EXiV MI 21 -36.869 12 1'46.740 10 37 Michael Krumm Toyota EXiV MI 21 -40.399 10 1'46.367 11 18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita BMW 318i YH 21 -43.037 20 1'49.809 12 11 Takahiko Hara Toyota EXiV TY 21 -52.580 19 1'49.755 13 17 Tatsuhiko Kaneumi Opel Vectra YH 21 -1'17.751 18 1'49.712 14 20 Takayuki Kinoshita BMW318i YH 20 -1 lap 26 1'53.467 15 21 Yasushi Hitotsuyama BMW 318i YH 20 -1 lap 27 1'55.207 16 13 Takeo Asano BMW318i BS 18 -3 laps 24 1'51.118 DNF 66 Shunji Kasuya Subaru Impreza BS 17 -4 laps 28 1'55.664 6 Yojiro Terada Mazda Familia MI 15 -6 laps 22 1'50.534 68 Tetsuya Tanaka Toyota EXiV DL 10 -11 laps 16 1'48.735 DNS 72 Masahiro Matsunaga Toyota Corolla BS 21 1'50.478 15 Takuya Kurosawa Honda Accord BS 1 1'44.743 33 Ryo Michigami Honda Accord BS 9 1'46.253 38 Hironori Takeuchi Toyota EXiV BS 15 1'47.508 9 Franck Freon Mazda Familia MI 17 1'49.609 25 Masami Kageyama Toyota EXiV YH 23 1'50.798 8 Morio Nitta Toyota Corolla MI 25 1'51.238 DNC 16 Osamu Nakako Honda Accord BS 2 1'45.144 14 Naoki Hattori Honda Accord MI 5 1'45.297

Fastest Lap: Not Given

Provisional Championship Rankings: Hattori 125, Nakako 115, Krumm 87, Kurosawa 72, Masahiko K. 63, Hoshino 61, Sekiya 55, Comas 52, Motoyama 46, Nakaya 40, Masami K. 39, Kaneishi 33, Reid 27, Hasemi 24, Kinoshita 22, Takeuchi 13, Hara 6, Wada 2

It was crystal clear Honda would dominate the final rounds of the 1996 JTCC and they managed to do just that. Nakako won race one. Hattori took the flag for race two.

A few hours later the results were re-written following a protest from NISMO (Nissan's motorsport arm) who claim the two Accords were fitted with illegal underpanels. It wouldn't have harmed Hattori's championship with or without the protest, but the teams' championship did change hands from Hattori's Mooncraft to Tom's, a Toyota squad!

The two teams had no choice but to made an appeal which means we won't see the final results come out for at least a couple of months.

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Drivers Michael Krumm , Franck Freon , Anthony Reid , Yojiro Terada , Masahiro Hasemi , Kazuyoshi Hoshino , Ryo Michigami , Naoki Hattori , Satoshi Motoyama , Takuya Kurosawa , Masami Kageyama , Erik Comas , Tetsuya Tanaka , Masahiko Kageyama , Hironori Takeuchi , Morio Nitta , Yasushi Hitotsuyama , Masahiro Matsunaga , Takayuki Kinoshita , Kaneishi Katsutomo , Masanori Sekiya , Akihiko Nakaya