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Race Results of JTCC Rounds 11/12 Sept.21-22, 1996 Tokachi International Speedway (5.100km) Weather Conditions: Sunny Round 11 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time/Delay Q 1 14 Naoki Hattori Honda Accord ...

Race Results of JTCC Rounds 11/12 Sept.21-22, 1996 Tokachi International Speedway (5.100km) Weather Conditions: Sunny

Round 11 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time/Delay Q 1 14 Naoki Hattori Honda Accord MI 27 38'01.751 3 1'30.325 2 16 Osamu Nakako Honda Accord BS 27 -0.574 2 1'30.004 3 15 Takuya Kurosawa Honda Accord BS 27 -19.487 1 1'29.937 4 37 Michael Krumm Toyota EXiV MI 27 -25.958 7 1'31.268 5 35 Akihiko Nakaya BMW 318i BS 27 -39.882 9 1'31.434 6 32 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Sunny MI 27 -48.058 8 1'31.383 7 36 Masanori Sekiya Toyota EXiV MI 27 -49.361 13 1'32.410 8 3 Masahiro Hasemi Opel Vectra MI 27 -53.946 10 1'31.531 9 25 Masami Kageyama Toyota EXiV YH 27 -59.592 15 1'33.167 10 12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Primera BS 27 -1'00.677 5 1'30.525 11 18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita BMW 318i YH 27 -1'03.500 17 1'34.015 12 68 Tetsuya Tanaka Toyota EXiV DL 27 -1'05.544 19 1'35.139 13 8 Morio Nitta Toyota Corolla MI 26 -1 lap 18 1'34.872 14 9 Franck Freon Mazda Familia MI 26 -1 lap 16 1'33.980

DNF 38 Hironori Takeuchi Toyota EXiV BS 23 -4 laps 11 1'31.637 11 Takahiko Hara Toyota EXiV TY 23 -4 laps 14 1'32.862 39 Erik Comas Toyota Exiv BS 22 -5 laps 6 1'31.008 6 Yojiro Terada Mazda Familia MI 21 -6 laps 20 1'36.385 19 Katsutomo Kaneishi Toyota EXiV MI 15 -12 laps 12 1'31.789 21 Yasushi Hitotsuyama BMW 318i YH 6 -21 laps 21 1'39.282 23 Masahiko Kageyama Nissan Primera BS 3 -24 laps 4 1'30.440 66 Shunji Kasuya Subaru Impreza BS 0 -27 laps 22 1'40.709

Fastest Lap: 16 Nakako 1'23.196 (147.37 km/h) on Lap 25

Round 12 Pos No Driver Car Tire Laps Time/Delay Q 1 16 Osamu Nakako Honda Accord BS 27 37'53.426 3 1'22.696 2 14 Naoki Hattori Honda Accord MI 27 -3.256 1 1'21.963 3 15 Takuya Kurosawa Honda Accord BS 27 -13.801 2 1'22.606 4 37 Michael Krumm Toyota EXiV MI 27 -17.469 4 1'22.901 5 32 Satoshi Motoyama Nissan Sunny MI 27 -23.661 5 1'22.946 6 25 Masami Kageyama Toyota EXiV YH 27 -30.127 9 1'23.830 7 35 Akihiko Nakaya BMW 318i BS 27 -33.011 7 1'23.434 8 39 Erik Comas Toyota EXiV BS 27 -36.155 12 1'24.140 9 19 Katsutomo Kaneishi Toyota EXiV MI 27 -42.598 6 1'23.261 10 3 Masahiro Hasemi Opel Vectra MI 27 -43.793 13 1'24.210 11 18 Mitsuhiro Kinoshita BMW 318i YH 27 -54.708 11 1'24.095 12 11 Takahiko Hara Toyota EXiV TY 27 -59.487 16 1'25.123 13 68 Tetsuya Tanaka Toyota EXiV DL 27 -1'03.103 14 1'24.869 14 36 Masanori Sekiya Toyota EXiV MI 27 -1'08.765 22 5'15.046 15 8 Morio Nitta Toyota Corolla MI 26 -1 lap 15 1'24.980 16 9 Franck Freon Mazda Familia MI 26 -1 lap 17 1'25.932 17 21 Yasushi Hitotsuyama BMW 318i YH 26 -1 lap 19 1'27.270 18 23 Masahiko Kageyama Nissan Primera BS 26 -1 lap 21 3'46.904 19 6 Yojiro Terada Mazda Familia MI 26 -1 lap 18 1'27.036 20 38 Hironori Takeuchi Toyota EXiV BS 25 -2 laps 10 1'23.843

DNF 12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino Nissan Primera BS 21 -6 laps 8 1'23.723 66 Shunji Kasuya Subaru Impreza BS 12 -15 laps 20 1'31.001

Fastest Lap: 16 Nakako 1'22.901 (147.90 km/h) on Lap 7

Championship Standings: Hattori 125, Nakako 115, Krumm 87, Kurosawa 72, Sekiya 53, Masahiko K. 52, Hoshino 43, Masami K. 39, Nakaya 35, etc. Attendance: 20,500 Next and Final Rounds: InterTEC (Fuji), Nov 2-3

A first and a second were just not enough for Hattori to seal the championship in the penultimate rounds at Tokachi in northern Japan.

Honda's domestic title fight completely leaves Toyota and Nissan in the cold. The frustrated Toyota is rumored to change the weapons from the EXiV to the all-new Chaser for the 1997 season.

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