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2006 Japanese Super GT season
2005 2007

The 2006 Super GT Season (2006年のSUPER GT 2006-nen no SUPER GT) was the 13th season of the JGTC and the 2nd season of the Super GT. The season had expanded from eight to nine races, being held at Suzuka Circuit and Fuji International Speedway 2 times.

Both Juichi Wakisaka and André Lotterer took the Driver's Championship without a single pole position or a fastest lap, but they took only one victory.

Entry List[]

GT500 Class[]

Number Car Drivers Entrant Tyre
1 ZENT CERUMO SC Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli (Rd.6)
TOYOTA TEAM CERUMO B
3 YellowHat YMS TOMICA Z Japan Naoki Yokomizo
Brazil João Paulo Lima de Oliveira
United Kingdom Darren Manning (Rd.6)
Hasemi Motorsport B
6 Mobil 1 SC Japan Akira Iida
Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Sweden Björn Wirdheim (Rd.6)
Mobil 1 TOYOTA Team LeMans B
8 ARTA NSX Japan Daisuke Ito
[IRL] Ralph Firman
Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi (Rd.6)
Team Honda Racing* B
12 CALSONIC IMPUL Z France Benoit Tréluyer
Japan Kazuki Hoshino
France Jeremie Dufour (Rd.6)
TEAM IMPUL B
18 TAKATA DOME NSX Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Takashi Kogure
Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi (Rd.6)
Team Honda Racing* B
22 MOTUL AUTECH Z Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Sakon Yamamoto (Rd.1-3)
United Kingdom Richard Lyons (Rd.4-)
Brazil Fabio Carbone (Rd.6)
NISMO B
23 XANAVI NISMO Z Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Japan Yuji Ide (Rd.6)
NISMO B
24 WOODONE ADVAN KONDO Z Japan Masataka Yanagida
France Érik Comas (Rd.1-4,6)
Japan Seiji Ara (Rd.5-)
Kondo Racing Y
25 ECLIPSE ADVAN SUPRA Japan Manabu Orido
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
Japan Hideki Noda (Rd.6)
TOYOTA TEAM TSUCHIYA Y
32 EPSON NSX France Loïc Duval
Japan Hideki Mutoh
NAKAJIMA RACING D
35 BANDAI DIREZZA SC430 Japan Naoki Hattori
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Japan Eiichi Tajima (Rd.6)
TOYOTA TEAM KRAFT D
36 OPEN INTERFACE TOM'S SC430 Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Germany André Lotterer
Germany Adrian Sutil (Rd.6)
TOYOTA TEAM TOM'S B
66 triple a SARD Supra GT Portugal André Couto
Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka
France Soheil Ayari (Rd.6)
TOYOTA TEAM SARD B
100 RAYBRIG NSX France Sébastien Philippe
Japan Shinya Hosokawa
TEAM KUNIMITSU B

* = Both these teams are given the name, but they are originally known as

V T E Autobacs Racing Team Aguri
Founder
Aguri Suzuki
Notable Personnel
Aguri Suzuki · Keiichi Tsuchiya
Former Notable Personnel
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2014 Drivers
Japan Kosuke Matsuura · Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Former Drivers
[IRE] Ralph Firman (2005-2013) · Takashi Kobayashi (2010-2012) · Japan Hideki Mutoh (2011) · Japan Takuya Izawa (2008-2009) · Japan Daisuke Ito (2004-2007) · Japan Yuji Ide (2007,2010) · Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi (2001-2004) · Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi (2003,2006) · Japan Keiichi Tsuchiya (2000-2003)
Champions
Ito / Firman (2007)
Season Reports
2001 · 2007 · 2013
Full results

and Dome Racing Team.

GT300 Class[]

Coming soon!

Driver Changes[]

GT500[]

  • Team Le Mans driver Juichi Wakisaka and Nakajima Racing driver André Lotterer will move to Team TOM'S, both replacing Japanese Takeshi Tsuchiya and Australian James Courtney. Tsuchiya will move to Team Tsuchiya, partnering with Manabu Orido.
  • After driving for Nakajima Racing, Japanese driver Tsugio Matsuda will move to Team Nismo, driving for car #23.
  • French rookie Loïc Duval and Japanese rookie Hideki Mutoh will both drive for the Nakajima Racing.
  • After driving for Team TOM'S with car number #37, Tatsuya Kataoka will move to Team Le Mans, partnering with Akira Iida.
  • French Hasemi Motorsport driver Érik Comas will move to Kondo Racing.
  • After driving for Team Nismo with teammate Satoshi Motoyama, Richard Lyons will not get a drive for the 2006 season.
  • Brazilian rookie João Paulo Lima de Oliveira will join the season, driving for Hasemi Motorsport.
  • Hasemi Motorsport driver Toshihiro Kaneishi will not drive for the 2006 season.
  • Driving for Team KRAFT in previous year, with car number #34, Naoki Yoomizo will move to Hasemi Motorsport.
  • After a drive with the Nismo team, Masataka Yanagida will move to Kondo Racing.
  • Katsuyuki Hiranaka will move from GT300 to GT500, driving for Team SARD, partnering with André Couto.
  • French driver Jeremie Dufour will not partipicate in the season, getting replaced by Shinya Hosokawa for Team Kunimitsu.

GT300[]

Coming soon!

Point Ranking[]

Drivers[]

Race Standings 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 11 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

For the 6th round held at Suzuka, in a total of 1000 kilometres, the points system has been changed. The Top 15 finishers will get points when they finish 15th or higher.

Race Standings (Suzuka 1000km) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

During the qualifying session, when drivers reach the Top 3, they will get extra points until the end of the race.

Qualifying Pole 2nd 3rd
Points 4 3 2

During the race, when drivers set their fastest lap time in the Top 3, they will get extra points until the end of the race.

Fastest Lap during Race 1st 2nd 3rd
Points 3 2 1

Driver's Championship[]

GT500[]

  • Bold text indicates pole position, italic text indicates fastest lap.
Position Number Drivers Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Rd.4 Rd.5 Rd.6 Rd.7 Rd.8 Rd.9 Points
1st #36 Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Germany André Lotterer
1st 8th 3rd 15th 4th 10th 2nd 7th 4th 80
2nd #100 France Sébastien Philippe
Japan Shinya Hosokawa
7th 2nd Ret 4th 11th 9th 1st 3rd 13th 79
3rd #18 Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Takashi Kogure
4th 1st Ret 6th Ret Ret 5th 2nd 7th 76
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