Open main menu
2014 Super GT Series
Previous: 2013 Next: 2015

The 2014 Autobacs Super GT Series was the 21st season of the Japan Automobile Federation Super GT Championship including the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) era, and the 10th season under the name Super GT. It was the first year of new GT500 regulations as the 2014 season saw unified technical regulations with the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. The season began on April 6 and ended on November 16, after 8 races.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

A provisional calendar was released on August 12, 2013.[1]

Round Race Circuit Date
1 Okayama GT
300 km
  Okayama International Circuit April 6
2 Fuji GT 1
500 km
  Fuji Speedway May 4
3 Autopolis GT
300 km
  Autopolis June 1
4 Sugo GT
300 km
  Sportsland SUGO July 20
5 Fuji GT 2
300 km
  Fuji Speedway August 10
6 43rd International Suzuka 1000km
1000 km
  Suzuka Circuit August 31
7 Buriram United Super GT Race
300 km
  Chang International Circuit October 5
8 Motegi GT
250 km
  Twin Ring Motegi November 16
2014 Japanese venues
 
2014 International venue

Calendar changesEdit

  • The Autopolis race was moved from its October date to the June date previously held by the Super Formula championship.
  • After being on the calendar since 2000, the race at the Sepang International Circuit will not be held in 2014.
  • After being on the provisional calendar as a non-championship round for 2013, the championship was scheduled to race in South Korea for the first time, at a yet to be determined venue. However, on December 16, 2013, the race was again cancelled.[2]
  • The championship will also host its first race in Thailand, at the newly built Buriram United International Circuit.
  • The non-championship races at the JAF Grand Prix, was dropped for the 2014 season, the JAF Grand Prix later becoming the final round of the 2014 Super Formula season instead.[3][4]

Drivers and teamsEdit

GT500Edit

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
  Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo[5] Lexus Lexus RC F 1   Kohei Hirate B All
  Yuji Tachikawa All
  Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS[5] Lexus Lexus RC F 6   Yuji Kunimoto B All
  Kazuya Oshima All
  Autobacs Racing Team Aguri[6] Honda Honda NSX-GT 8   Vitantonio Liuzzi B All
  Kosuke Matsuura All
  Team Impul[7] Nissan Nissan GT-R 12   João Paulo de Oliveira B All
  Hironobu Yasuda All
  Keihin Real Racing[6] Honda Honda NSX-GT 17   Toshihiro Kaneishi B All
  Koudai Tsukakoshi All
  Weider Modulo Dome Racing[6] Honda Honda NSX-GT 18   Naoki Yamamoto M All
  Jean-Karl Vernay 1–3
  Frédéric Makowiecki 4–7
  Takuya Izawa 8
  Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH[5][8] Lexus Lexus RC F 19   Yuhi Sekiguchi Y All
  Juichi Wakisaka All
  Nismo[7] Nissan Nissan GT-R 23   Tsugio Matsuda M All
  Ronnie Quintarelli All
  Kondo Racing[7] Nissan Nissan GT-R 24   Michael Krumm Y All
  Daiki Sasaki All
  Nakajima Racing[6] Honda Honda NSX-GT 32   Bertrand Baguette D All
  Daisuke Nakajima All
  Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S[5] Lexus Lexus RC F 36   James Rossiter B All
  Kazuki Nakajima[9] 1, 4–8
  Ryo Hirakawa[9] 2–3
  Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S[5] Lexus Lexus RC F 37   Andrea Caldarelli B All
  Daisuke Ito All
  Lexus Team SARD[5] Lexus Lexus RC F 39   Hiroaki Ishiura B All
  Oliver Jarvis All
  MOLA[7] Nissan Nissan GT-R 46   Satoshi Motoyama M All
  Masataka Yanagida All
  Team Kunimitsu[6] Honda Honda NSX-GT 100   Takashi Kogure B All
  Hideki Mutoh All

GT300Edit

Team Make Car No. Drivers Tyre Rounds
  Team Mugen[6] Honda Honda CR-Z 0   Yuhki Nakayama B All
  Tomoki Nojiri All
  Ryo Michigami 6
  Cars Tokai Dream28[10] McLaren McLaren MP4-12C GT3 2   Hiroki Katoh Y All
  Kazuho Takahashi All
  Hiroshi Hamaguchi 6
  NDDP Racing[7] Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 3   Kazuki Hoshino Y All
  Lucas Ordóñez All
  Wolfgang Reip 6
  Goodsmile Racing & Team Ukyo[11] BMW BMW Z4 GT3 4   Tatsuya Kataoka Y All
  Nobuteru Taniguchi All
  Team Mach[12] Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 5   Tetsuji Tamanaka Y 1–3, 5–6
  Junichiro Yamashita 1–2, 5
  Kazuya Tsuruta 2, 6
  Naoya Yamano 3, 6
  BMW Sports Trophy Team Studie[13] BMW BMW Z4 GT3 7   Jörg Müller Y All
  Seiji Ara All
  Augusto Farfus 6
  Pacific Direction Racing[14][15] Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 9   Takuya Shirasaka Y 1–6, 8
  Yuya Sakamoto 1–2, 8
  Taiyo Iida 2, 6
  André Couto 3–6
  Gainer[16] Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 10   Masayuki Ueda D All
  Hideki Yamauchi All
11   Katsuyuki Hiranaka All
  Björn Wirdheim All
  Audi Team Hitotsuyama[17] Audi Audi R8 LMS ultra 21   Tomonobu Fujii Y All
  Richard Lyons 1, 3–8
  Carlo van Dam 2
  Christopher Haase 6
  R'Qs Motor Sports[18] Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 22   Hisashi Wada Y All
  Takeshi Tsuchiya 1–3
  Tetsuya Tanaka 4
  Masaki Jyonai 5–8
  apr[19][20] Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 30   Yuki Iwasaki Y All
  Masami Kageyama All
  Tohjiro Azuma 6
Toyota Toyota Prius 31   Morio Nitta All
  Koki Saga All
  Yuichi Nakayama 6
  Porsche Team KTR[12] Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 33   Akihiro Tsuzuki Y All
  Tim Bergmeister 1–2, 6
  Kyosuke Mineo 3, 5, 7–8
  Jörg Bergmeister 4, 6
  Dijon Racing[12] Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 48   Hiroshi Takamori Y 1–6, 8
  Masaki Tanaka 1–6, 8
  Keiichi Inoue 2, 7
  Ryuichiro Tomita 6, 7
  Arnage Racing[21] Aston Martin Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 50   Masaki Kano Y All
  Hideto Yasuoka 1–6, 8
  Nanin Indra-Payoong 2, 6–7
  Autobacs Racing Team Aguri[6] Honda Honda CR-Z 55   Shinichi Takagi B All
  Takashi Kobayashi All
  LM corsa[12] BMW BMW Z4 GT3 60   Hiroki Yoshimoto Y All
  Akira Iida 1–7
  Shinya Sato 6, 8
  R&D Sport[22] Subaru Subaru BRZ 61   Takuto Iguchi M All
  Kota Sasaki All
  Leon Racing[23] Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 65   Haruki Kurosawa Y All
  Kyosuke Mineo 1–2
  Tsubasa Kurosawa 2–7
  Naoya Gamou 8
  Team Taisan[24] Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 67   Shogo Mitsuyama Y 1–6, 8
  Naoki Yokomizo 1–6, 8
  Kyosuke Mineo 6
  JLOC[12][25] Lamborghini Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 86   Shinya Hosokawa Y All
  Koji Yamanishi All
88   Takayuki Aoki All
  Manabu Orido All
  Kazuki Hiramine 6
  i-mobile-AAS Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 99   Alexandre Imperatori M 7
  Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak 7
  Toyota Team Thailand Toyota Toyota 86 194   Nattavude Charoensukhawatana Y 7
  Takeshi Tsuchiya 7
  Tomei Sports[26] Nissan Nissan GT-R GT3 360   Atsushi Tanaka Y 1–3, 5–6, 8
  Hiroki Yoshida 1–2, 4–6, 8
  Ryuju Fujita 2–4, 6

Rule changesEdit

GT500Edit

 
The Honda NSX-GT at its first public presentation at the 2013 42nd International Pokka Sapporo 1000km.
 
The Lexus LF-CC at its first public presentation at the 2013 42nd International Pokka Sapporo 1000km.
 
The Nissan GT-R at its first public presentation at the 2013 42nd International Pokka Sapporo 1000km.

It was announced on October 16, 2012 that the Super GT championship and the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters will unify technical regulations for the 2014 season.[27] The previous GT500 engines of 3.4L V8 in capacity will be replaced with 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-four engines.[28] With the new rule changes, all 3 manufacturers will run the 2014 season with new cars, the Honda HSV-010 GT and the Lexus SC430 will be replaced with the new mid-engined Honda NSX-GT and the Lexus RC F respectively while Nissan will continue to use the GT-R for 2014, but with a new car built for the new regulations. All 3 cars were unveiled at the 2013 42nd International Pokka Sapporo 1000km.[29][30]

CalendarEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Race Winner
1   Okayama International Circuit
Report
6 April #6 Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS #37 Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S
  Yuji Kunimoto
  Kazuya Oshima
  Andrea Caldarelli
  Daisuke Ito
#31 apr #4 Goodsmile Racing & Team Ukyo
  Morio Nitta
  Koki Saga
  Tatsuya Kataoka
  Nobuteru Taniguchi
2   Fuji Speedway
Report
4 May #12 Team Impul #12 Team Impul
  João Paulo de Oliveira
  Hironobu Yasuda
  João Paulo de Oliveira
  Hironobu Yasuda
#3 NDDP Racing #4 Goodsmile Racing & Team Ukyo
  Kazuki Hoshino
  Lucas Ordóñez
  Tatsuya Kataoka
  Nobuteru Taniguchi
3   Autopolis
Report
1 June #23 Nismo #23 Nismo
  Tsugio Matsuda
  Ronnie Quintarelli
  Tsugio Matsuda
  Ronnie Quintarelli
#61 R&D Sport #55 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri
  Takuto Iguchi
  Kota Sasaki
  Takashi Kobayashi
  Shinichi Takagi
4   Sportsland SUGO
Report
20 July #36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S #1 Lexus Team ZENT Cerumo
  Kazuki Nakajima
  James Rossiter
  Yuji Tachikawa
  Kohei Hirate
#10 Gainer #88 JLOC
  Masayuki Ueda
  Hideki Yamauchi
  Takayuki Aoki
  Manabu Orido
5   Fuji Speedway
Report
10 August #17 Keihin Real Racing #18 Weider Modulo Dome Racing
  Toshihiro Kaneishi
  Koudai Tsukakoshi
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Naoki Yamamoto
#61 R&D Sport #61 R&D Sport
  Takuto Iguchi
  Kota Sasaki
  Takuto Iguchi
  Kota Sasaki
6   Suzuka Circuit
Report
31 August #36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S #36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S
  Kazuki Nakajima
  James Rossiter
  Kazuki Nakajima
  James Rossiter
#55 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri #60 LM corsa
  Takashi Kobayashi
  Shinichi Takagi
  Akira Iida
  Hiroki Yoshimoto
  Shinya Sato
7   Chang International Circuit
Report
5 October #46 MOLA #36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S
  Satoshi Motoyama
  Masataka Yanagida
  Kazuki Nakajima
  James Rossiter
#99 i-Mobile-AAS #3 NDDP Racing
  Alexandre Imperatori
  Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak
  Kazuki Hoshino
  Lucas Ordóñez
8   Twin Ring Motegi
Report
16 November #23 Nismo #23 Nismo
  Tsugio Matsuda
  Ronnie Quintarelli
  Tsugio Matsuda
  Ronnie Quintarelli
#11 Gainer #11 Gainer
  Katsuyuki Hiranaka
  Björn Wirdheim
  Katsuyuki Hiranaka
  Björn Wirdheim

StandingsEdit

GT500 DriversEdit

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 11 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Suzuka 25 18 13 10 8 6 5 4 3 2
Rank Driver OKA
 
FUJ
 
AUT
 
SUG
 
FUJ
 
SUZ
 
BUR
 
MOT
 
PTS
1   Tsugio Matsuda
  Ronnie Quintarelli
7 8 1 14 2 2 10 1 81
2   Andrea Caldarelli
  Daisuke Ito
1 5 4 2 9 7 4 2 79
3   James Rossiter 13 9 5 4 5 1 1 10 68
4   Naoki Yamamoto 5 10 7 8 1 3 5 3 64
5   Kazuki Nakajima 13 4 5 1 1 10 60
6   João Paulo de Oliveira
  Hironobu Yasuda
3 1 3 9 8 10 3 13 60
7   Yuji Kunimoto
  Kazuya Oshima
2 3 9 5 13 5 9 11 44
8   Kohei Hirate
  Yuji Tachikawa
14 2 12 1 14 8 11 7 43
9   Frédéric Makowiecki 8 1 3 5 42
10   Michael Krumm
  Daiki Sasaki
12 4 13 10 15 9 2 4 35
11   Satoshi Motoyama
  Masataka Yanagida
10 Ret 2 7 6 Ret 13 5 31
12   Toshihiro Kaneishi
  Koudai Tsukakoshi
6 Ret Ret 3 4 Ret 12 15 24
13   Hiroaki Ishiura
  Oliver Jarvis
4 6 11 6 12 11 7 9 24
14   Takashi Kogure
  Hideki Mutoh
9 Ret 6 11 7 6 8 8 23
15   Yuhi Sekiguchi
  Juichi Wakisaka
11 7 8 12 11 Ret 6 6 17
16   Vitantonio Liuzzi
  Kosuke Matsuura
8 Ret Ret 15 10 4 Ret 12 14
17   Bertrand Baguette
  Daisuke Nakajima
15 Ret 10 13 3 12 Ret 14 12
18   Takuya Izawa 3 11
19   Jean-Karl Vernay 5 10 7 11
20   Ryo Hirakawa 9 5 8
Rank Driver OKA
 
FUJ
 
AUT
 
SUG
 
FUJ
 
SUZ
 
BUR
 
MOT
 
PTS
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

GT300 DriversEdit

Rank Driver OKA
 
FUJ
 
AUT
 
SUG
 
FUJ
 
SUZ
 
BUR
 
MOT
 
PTS
1   Tatsuya Kataoka
  Nobuteru Taniguchi
1 1 16 15 4 5 3 3 78
2   Katsuyuki Hiranaka
  Björn Wirdheim
3 2 3 Ret 2 10 8 1 78
3   Seiji Ara
  Jörg Müller
2 4 15 8 7 3 2 7 62
4   Kazuki Hoshino
  Lucas Ordóñez
4 5 4 9 10 19 1 8 48
5   Takuto Iguchi
  Kota Sasaki
21 12 2 14 1 9 5 17 44
6   Hiroki Yoshimoto 22 21 7 10 5 1 4 15 44
7   Akira Iida 22 21 7 10 5 1 4 44
8   Morio Nitta
  Koki Saga
Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 2 17 2 43
9   Haruki Kurosawa 5 8 10 2 8 Ret Ret 6 33
10   Yuhki Nakayama
  Tomoki Nojiri
9 3 5 11 18 8 9 13 26
11   Takashi Kobayashi
  Shinichi Takagi
6 18 1 16 22 16 13 12 25
12   Shinya Hosokawa
  Koji Yamanishi
7 Ret 6 6 3 17 Ret 20 25
13   Tsubasa Kurosawa 8 10 2 8 Ret Ret 22
14   Tomonobu Fujii 8 14 18 3 23 Ret Ret 4 22
15   Richard Lyons 8 18 3 23 Ret Ret 4 22
16   Takayuki Aoki
  Manabu Orido
11 Ret 11 1 21 13 18 11 20
17   Masayuki Ueda
  Hideki Yamauchi
10 20 12 13 14 4 11 5 18
18   Yuichi Nakayama 2 18
19   Masaki Kano 13 15 8 4 16 Ret 6 10 17
20   Augusto Farfus 3 13
21   Hideto Yasuoka 13 15 8 4 16 Ret 10 12
22   Shogo Mitsuyama
  Naoki Yokomizo
19 9 9 5 17 Ret 16 10
23   Kyosuke Mineo 5 8 14 9 Ret 16 21 8
24   Akihiro Tsuzuki 17 17 14 12 9 6 16 21 8
25   Takuya Shirasaka 12 13 19 17 15 7 9 7
26   Jörg Bergmeister 12 6 6
27   Tim Bergmeister 17 17 6 6
28   Nanin Indra-Payoong 15 Ret 6 5
29   Naoya Gamou 6 5
30   André Couto 19 17 15 7 5
31   Taiyo Iida 13 7 5
32   Yuki Iwasaki
  Masami Kageyama
Ret 10 23 7 13 11 12 Ret 5
33   Hiroki Katoh
  Kazuho Takahashi
14 7 13 21 12 12 15 19 4
34   Hisashi Wada 20 11 17 20 11 15 10 14 2
35   Masaki Jyonai 11 15 10 14 2
36   Yuya Sakamoto 12 13 9 2
  Takeshi Tsuchiya 20 11 17 14 0
  Tohjiro Azuma 11 0
  Hiroshi Hamaguchi 12 0
  Kazuki Hiramine 13 0
  Hiroshi Takamori
  Masaki Tanaka
18 DNS 22 19 20 14 Ret 0
  Ryuichiro Tomita 14 19 0
  Carlo van Dam 14 0
  Tetsuji Tamanaka 15 19 20 19 18 0
  Junichiro Yamashita 15 19 19 0
  Shinya Sato 1 15 0
  Hiroki Yoshida 16 16 18 24 20 18 0
  Atsushi Tanaka 16 16 21 24 20 18 0
  Ryuju Fujita 16 21 18 20 0
  Kazuya Tsuruta 19 18 0
  Naoya Yamano 20 18 0
  Wolfgang Reip 19 0
  Keiichi Inoue DNS 19 0
  Tetsuya Tanaka 20 0
  Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak
  Alexandre Imperatori
7 0
  Ryo Michigami 8 0
  Nattavude Charoensukhawatana 14 0
  Christopher Haase Ret 0
Rank Driver OKA
 
FUJ
 
AUT
 
SUG
 
FUJ
 
SUZ
 
BUR
 
MOT
 
PTS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014年のSUPER GTカレンダー(予定)が発表。海外2大会を含む全10大会を予定。". Super GT. August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "2014年韓国大会の開催中止を発表". Super GT. December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "スーパーGT、今季の特別戦開催を見送り。全8戦に". as-web.jp. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "JAF鈴鹿グランプリ復活!今季SF最終戦にタイトル". as-web.jp. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "レクサス、2014年のGT500参戦体制を発表". as-web.jp. January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "2014年Hondaモータースポーツ活動の概要". Honda. February 8, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e "ニッサン/ニスモ、今季のGT500チーム体制を発表". as-web.jp. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "脇阪寿一のバンドウ加入が正式決定! 僚友は関口". as-web.jp. February 10, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "【スーパーGT】トムス様とリザーブドライバー契約締結のお知らせ". ryo-hirakawa.com. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  10. ^ "2014年SUPER GT参戦概要". hondacars-tokai.com. January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  11. ^ "GSRが14年体制を発表。スタディは別チームに". as-web.jp. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c d e "スーパーGTの年間エントリー発表。40台が参戦へ" (in Japanese). as-web.jp. February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  13. ^ "BMW Team Studie発進! 荒&ミューラーがコンビ". as-web.jp. February 17, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  14. ^ "PACIFIC RACING、『ラブライブ!』とタイアップ" (in Japanese). as-web.jp. February 9, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  15. ^ "2014年SUPER GTチーム体制について". Pacific Racing Team. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  16. ^ "GAINER、今季も2台のSLSでSGT参戦。山内加入". as-web.jp. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  17. ^ "ヒトツヤマ、今季もアウディR8でGT300参戦へ" (in Japanese). as-web.jp. January 13, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  18. ^ "R'Qs、今季も和田/城内組で参戦。中春がメンテ". as-web.jp. February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  19. ^ "apr SUPER GT 2014 参戦体制". apr racing. February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  20. ^ "apr、今季もプリウスで参戦。新田、嵯峨が継続". as-web.jp. January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  21. ^ "2014年 Anrage Racing新体制". Arnage Racing. January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  22. ^ "スバル、今年もBRZでGT300に参戦。井口が加入" (in Japanese). as-web.jp. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  23. ^ "2014年参戦発表 LEON RACING" (in Japanese). ameblo.jp. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  24. ^ "タイサン、今季はGT-Rに! 横溝&密山がコンビ". as-web.jp. February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  25. ^ "JLOCの88号車はマネパカラー&織戸/青木組継続". as-web.jp. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  26. ^ "2014年 参戦カテゴリー&体制発表". RYU-blog. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  27. ^ "SUPER GT and DTM agreed to unify technical regulation from 2014". Super GT. October 16, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  28. ^ "スーパーGT500クラス 2014年新車両規則概要". as-web.jp. October 16, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  29. ^ "New 2014 GT500 class machines unveiled at Suzuka!". Super GT. August 16, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  30. ^ "レクサスの新GT500車のベース車両名称は『RC F』に". as-web.jp. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.

External linksEdit