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The 1998 Suzuka 1000 km was the nineteenth running of the 1000km Suzuka and the sixth round the 1998 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan, on August 23, 1998.

GT500 and GT300 class cars from the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) were allowed to participate on an exhibitional basis, but were not allowed to score points in the FIA GT Championship.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 1   AMG Mercedes   Bernd Schneider
  Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 171
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
2 GT1 2   AMG Mercedes   Klaus Ludwig
  Ricardo Zonta
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 169
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
3 GT1 7   Porsche AG   Yannick Dalmas
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Allan McNish
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 168
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 11   Team Persson Motorsport   Christophe Bouchut
  Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 167
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
5 GT1 3   DAMS   Franck Lagorce
  Christophe Tinseau
  Johnny O'Connell
Panoz GTR-1 M 165
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
6 GT1 6   Zakspeed Racing   Michael Bartels
  Alexander Grau
  Andreas Scheld
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 165
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
7 GT1 12   Team Persson Motorsport   Jean-Marc Gounon
  Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 163
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
8 GT1 5   Zakspeed Racing   Armin Hahne
  Fabien Giroix
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 163
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
9 GT2 51   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Pedro Lamy
  Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 155
Chrysler 8.0L V10
10 GT2 52   Viper Team Oreca   Karl Wendlinger
  Justin Bell
  Hideshi Matsuda
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 155
Chrysler 8.0L V10
11 GT2 70   Marcos Racing International   Christian Vann
  Harald Becker
  Cor Euser
Marcos LM600 D 152
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
12 GT2 66   Konrad Motorsport   Altfrid Heger
  Franz Konrad
  Stéphane Sallaz
Porsche 911 GT2 D 150
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT2 60   Elf Haberthur Racing   Michel Neugarten
  Gerd Ruch
  Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT2 G 146
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT2 53   Chamberlain Engineering   Hans Hugenholtz
  Matt Turner
  Hiroshi Sakai
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 145
Chrysler 8.0L V10
15 GT2 56   Roock Racing   Claudia Hürtgen
  Jan Lammers
  Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 144
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT2 76   Seikel Motorsport   Takashi Suzuki
  Nigel Smith
Porsche 911 GT2 P 141
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
17 GT2 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Patrick Vuillaume
  Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 P 140
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT300 181   Team Daishin   Hideo Fukuyama
  Nobuyuki Ooyagi
  Tatsuya Mizutani
Nissan Silvia D 140
Nissan SR20 2.0L Turbo I4
19 GT2 61   Elf Haberthur Racing   Eric Graham
  David Smadja
  Masahiro Kimoto
Porsche 911 GT2 G 139
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT300 170   Team Gaikokuya   Yoshimi Ishibashi
  Hiroyuki Noji
  Patrick van Schoote
Porsche 911 GT2 D 137
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT300 128   NSX Dream 28 Competition   Hajime Ooshiro
  Kazuho Takahashi
  Tadayuki Sato
Honda NSX-S ? 128
Honda 3.2L V6
22 GT500 129   IDC SARD Racing Team   Keiichi Tsuchiya
  Tatsuya Tanigawa
  Max Angelelli
Toyota Supra Y 126
Toyota 2.1L Turbo I4
23 GT2 87   Seikel Motorsport   Gerhard Marchner
  Sumio Sakurai Suzuki
  Tomiko Yoshikawa
Porsche 911 GT2 P 122
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
24
DNF
GT1 8   Porsche AG   Bob Wollek
  Jörg Müller
  Uwe Alzen
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 107
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
25
DNF
GT1 15   Davidoff Classic
  GTC Competition
  Geoff Lees
  Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR G 106
BMW S70 6.0L V12
26
DNF
GT2 62   Stadler Motorsport   Franz Hunkeler
  Uwe Sick
  Jörg Clavuot
Porsche 911 GT2 P 85
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27
DNF
GT2 58   Roock Sportsystem   André Ahrlé
  Ratanakul Prutirat
  Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 74
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
28
DNF
GT2 65   Konrad Motorsport   Martin Stretton
  Yukihiro Hane
  Jun Harada
Porsche 911 GT2 D 63
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
29
DNF
GT2 57   Roock Racing   Sascha Maassen
  Bruno Eichmann
  Hisashi Wada
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 46
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
GT500 100   Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft   Kunimitsu Takahashi
  Akira Iida
  Ryo Michigami
Honda NSX-S B 31
Honda 3.5L V6
DSQ GT300 110   Ability   Hidehiko Aso
  Akira Ishikawa
  Yasutaka Hinoi
Porsche 911 GT2 D 136
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

† – #110 Ability was disqualified for failing to respond to a black flag.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole position – #1 AMG Mercedes – 1:52.580
  • Fastest lap – #7 Porsche AG – 1:56.416
  • Average speed – 172.405 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  • "Results: 1998 Round 6 – Suzuka". FIA GT Championship. 23 August 1998. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
  • "1000 km Suzuka". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2007-12-14.


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