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The 1997 All Japan Touring Car Championship Fuji International Speedway: 4.470km/lap 4/5(Sat) R1 Qualifying Weather: Heavy Rain PP 23 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Primera 1'47.351(149.901km/h) 2 16 Osamu Nakako Honda Accord ...

The 1997 All Japan Touring Car Championship Fuji International Speedway: 4.470km/lap

4/5(Sat) R1 Qualifying Weather: Heavy Rain

PP  23 Satoshi Motoyama      Nissan Primera   1'47.351(149.901km/h)
 2  16 Osamu Nakako          Honda Accord     1'47.732
 3  15 Takuya Kurosawa       Honda Accord     1'47.817
 4  12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino     Nissan Primera   1'48.754
 5  39 Juan Manuel Silva(RA) Toyota EXiV      1'49.940
 6  88 Akira Iida            Opel Vectra      1'50.471
 7  33 Hideki Okada          Honda Accord     1'51.800
 8  14 Ryo Michigami         Honda Accord     1'51.910
 9  68 Tetsuya Tanaka        Toyota EXiV      1'52.097
10  37 Michael Krumm(D)      Toyota EXiV      1'52.308
11  18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita   BMW318i          1'52.344
12  38 Hironori Takeuchi     Toyota Chaser    1'52.757  
13  19 Katsutomo Kaneishi    Toyota EXiV      1'52.871
14  72 Masahiro Matsunaga    Toyota Corolla   1'53.983
15  36 Masanori Sekiya       Toyota Chaser    1'54.467
16  21 Yasushi Hitotsuyama   BMW318i          1'56.063
17  11 Takahiko Hara         Toyota EXiV      1'57.591
18  25 Masami Kageyama       Toyota EXiV      2'00.032   

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4/5(Sat) R2 Qualifying Weather: Light Rain

PP  14 Ryo Michigami         Honda Accord     1'45.188(152.983km/h)
 2  16 Osamu Nakako          Honda Accord     1'45.203
 3  23 Satoshi Motoyama      Nissan Primera   1'45.227
 4  88 Akira Iida            Opel Vectra      1'46.003
 5  19 Katsutomo Kaneishi    Toyota EXiV      1'46.226
 6  15 Takuya Kurosawa       Honda Accord     1'46.459
 7  37 Michael Krumm(D)      Toyota EXiV      1'46.461
 8  39 Juan Manuel Silva(RA) Toyota EXiV      1'47.046
 9  33 Hideki Okada          Honda Accord     1'48.239
10  38 Hironori Takeuchi     Toyota Chaser    1'48.714
11  36 Masanori Sekiya       Toyota Chaser    1'48.866
12  68 Tetsuya Tanaka        Toyota EXiV      1'49.173
13  72 Masahiro Matsunaga    Toyota Corolla   1'51.591
14  25 Masami Kageyama       Toyota EXiV      1'51.690
15  21 Yasushi Hitotsuyama   BMW318i          1'52.592
16  11 Takahiko Hara         Toyota EXiV      1'55.316
--  12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino     Nissan Primera   --------
--  18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita   BMW318i          --------

All the drivers were plagued with heavy rain in the morning and the changing conditions in the afternoon on Saturday.

Satoshi Motoyama put a '96 Primera on the pole position in the dying seconds of the morning timed session.

In the less wet second session, the former F3 front runner Ryo Michigami placed his Michelin shod '96 Accord on pole for the round two.

Sunday was worse, a total washout in typical Fuji fashion. As a result the both races were called off.

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Series General
Drivers Michael Krumm , Kazuyoshi Hoshino , Ryo Michigami , Satoshi Motoyama , Takuya Kurosawa , Masami Kageyama , Tetsuya Tanaka , Hideki Okada , Hironori Takeuchi , Akira Iida , Yasushi Hitotsuyama , Masahiro Matsunaga , Kaneishi Katsutomo , Masanori Sekiya , Juan Manuel Silva