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Masataka Yanagida (柳田真孝 Yanagida Masataka) is a Japanese Super GT driver who competed in the series from 2001 until present. He also raced in WTCC for the Race of Japan held at the Okayama International Circuit in 2010.

JGTC/SGT Career Overview[]

Hasemi Motorsport (début year-2003)[]

Team Daishin (2004)[]

NISMO (2005)[]

Kondo Racing (2006)[]

Return to Hasemi Motorsport (2007)[]

Return to NISMO (2008)[]

MOLA Racing in GT300 (2009)[]

Return to Hasemi Motorsport (2010)[]

MOLA Racing in GT500 (2011-2012)[]

2011[]

2012[]

Return to NISMO #2 (2013)[]

In 2013, it was confirmed that the double-champions, Yanagida and Quintarelli, would move from their Driver's Championship team to Team Nismo, making 2012 NISMO driver and three-time champion Satoshi Motoyama and NDDP Racing driver Yuhi Sekiguchi move to MOLA Racing.

Return to MOLA Racing (2014)[]

After 2013, Yanagida decides to return to the team where he and Quintarelli took the Driver's Championship back in 2011-2012, partnering with three-time champion Satoshi Motoyama.

Sporting Positions
Super GT (GT500) 2011-2012 Champion
Preceded by
Japan Kogure
France Duval
Masataka Yanagida
2011-2012 - MOLA Racing
with Quintarelli
Succeded by
Japan Tachikawa
Japan Hirate
1000 km Suzuka winner
Preceded by
Japan Kogure
France Duval
Masataka Yanagida
2012 1000 km Suzuka winner
with Quintarelli
Succeded by
Japan Yamamoto
France Makowiecki
Three-Time Champion (Both Classes)
Preceded by
Japan Wakisaka
2009 season
Masataka Yanagida
2011 season
Succeded by
Japan Tachikawa
2013 season

See also[]

V T E List of JGTC/Super GT champions (GT500)
1993: Japan Masahiko Kageyama
1994: Japan Masahiko Kageyama
1995: Japan Masahiko Kageyama
1996: [DEN] Nielsen / Australia Brabham
1997: Germany Krumm / Japan de la Rosa
1998: France Comas / Japan Kageyama
1999: France Érik Comas
2000: Japan Ryo Michigami
2001: Japan Takeuchi / Japan Tachikawa
2002: Japan Wakisaka / Japan Iida
2003: Japan Motoyama / Germany Krumm
2004: Japan Motoyama / United Kingdom Lyons
2005: Japan Tachikawa / Japan Takagi
2006: Japan Wakisaka / Germany Lotterer
2007: Japan Ito / [IRL] Firman
2008: Japan Motoyama / France Tréluyer
2009: Japan Wakisaka / Germany Lotterer
2010: Japan Kogure / France Duval
2011: Japan Yanagida / Italy Quintarelli
2012: Japan Yanagida / Italy Quintarelli
2013: Japan Tachikawa / Japan Hirate
2014: Japan Matsuda / Italy Quintarelli
2013 Nissan Teams (GT500)
#1: MOLA Racing (Japan Motoyama / Japan Sekiguchi) (M)
#12: TEAM IMPUL (Japan Matsuda / [BRA] Oliveira) (B)
#23: Nismo (Japan Yanagida / Italy Quintarelli) (M)
#24: Kondo Racing (Japan Yasuda / Germany Krumm) (Y)
V · T · E Teams and Drivers
2006 Teams and Drivers
Teams Toyota Team TOM'S • Hasemi Motorsport • ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Dome Racing Team • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Team Tsuchiya • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Toyota Team CERUMO • Toyota Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Tachikawa / Takagi • 3 Yokomizo / Oliveira • 6 Iida / Kataoka • 8 Ito / Firman • 12 Tréluyer / Hoshino • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 22 Krumm / Yamamoto • 23 Motoyama / Matsuda • 24 Yanagida / Comas • 25 Tsuchiya / Orido • 32 Duval / Mutoh • 35 Hattori / Dumbreck • 36 Wakisaka / Lotterer • 66 Couto / Hiranaka • 100 Philippe / Hosokawa
Other Drivers
2007 Teams and Drivers
Teams Toyota Team TOM'S • Hasemi Motorsport • ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Team Tsuchiya • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Toyota Team CERUMO • Toyota Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Wakisaka / Lotterer • 3 Philippe / Yanagida • 6 Kataoka / Wirdheim • 8 Ito / Firman • 12 Tréluyer / Hoshino • 17 Kaneishi / Kaneishi • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 22 Krumm / Matsuda • 23 Motoyama / Lyons • 24 Ara / Oliveira • 25 Tsuchiya / Orido • 32 Duval / Carbone • 35 Hattori / Dumbreck • 38 Tachikawa / Takagi • 39 Couto / Hiranaka • 100 Schwager / Hosokawa
Other Drivers
2008 Teams and Drivers
Teams Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Hasemi Motorsport • ENEOS Toyota Team LeMans • Team Impul • Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Team Tsuchiya • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Toyota Team TOM'S • ToyotaTeam CERUMO • Toyota Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Firman / Izawa • 3 Quintarelli / Yokomizo • 6 Ito / Wirdheim • 12 Matsuda / Philippe • 17 Kaneishi / Kaneishi • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 22 Krumm / Yanagida • 23 Motoyama / Tréluyer • 24 Ara / Oliveira • 25 Tsuchiya / Ishiura • 32 Duval / Hiranaka • 35 Dumbreck / Kataoka • 36 Wakisaka / Lotterer • 38 Tachikawa / Lyons • 39 Couto / Takagi • 100 Hosokawa / Ide
Other Drivers Iida • Schwager • Tsukakoshi • Streit • Carbone • Saga • Wakisaka • Matsuura • van Dam
2009 Teams and Drivers
Teams NISMO • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Hitotsuyama Racing • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Motoyama / Tréluyer • 3 Quintarelli / Yasuda • 6 Ito / Wirdheim • 8 Firman / Izawa • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Michigami / Kogure • 21 Tsuzuki / Tsuchiya • 24 Ara / Oliveira • 32 Duval / Nakayama • 35 Oshima / Ishiura • 38 Tachikawa / Lyons • 39 Couto / Hirate • 100 Hosokawa / Ide
Other Drivers Matsuura • Krumm • Kaneishi
2010 Teams and Drivers
Teams Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Weider Honda Racing • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Wakisaka / Lotterer • 6 Ito / Wirdheim • 8 Firman / Ide • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Kogure / Duval • 23 Motoyama / Tréluyer • 24 Yasuda / Oliveira • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Oshima / Ishiura • 38 Tachikawa / Lyons • 39 Couto / Hirate • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2011 Teams and Drivers
Teams Weider Honda Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • MOLA Racing • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Kogure / Duval • 6 Ito / Oshima • 8 Mutoh / Kobayashi • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 19 Kataoka / Ara • 23 Motoyama / Tréluyer • 24 Yasuda / Wirdheim • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Wakisaka / Couto • 36 Lotterer / Nakajima • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Ishiura / Iguchi • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2012 Teams and Drivers
Teams MOLA Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team KRAFT • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Yanagida / Quintarelli • 6 Ito / Oshima • 8 Firman / Kobayashi • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Kogure / van Dam • 19 Ara / Couto • 23 Motoyama / Krumm • 24 Yasuda / Wirdheim • 32 Michigami / Nakayama • 35 Kunimoto / Caldarelli • 36 Nakajima / Duval • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Wakisaka / Ishiura • 100 Izawa / Yamamoto
Other Drivers
2013 Teams and Drivers
Teams MOLA Racing • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team CERUMO • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Motoyama / Sekiguchi • 6 Oshima / Kunimoto • 8 Firman / Matsuura • 12 Matsuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Yamamoto / Makowiecki • 19 Ara / Couto • 23 Yanagida / Quintarelli • 24 Yasuda / Krumm • 32 Michigami / Nakajima • 36 Nakajima / Rossiter • 37 Ito / Caldarelli • 38 Tachikawa / Hirate • 39 Wakisaka / Ishiura • 100 Izawa / Kogure
Other Drivers Iguchi • Ordóñez • Nakaya • Kato • Nakayama • van Dam
2014 Teams and Drivers
Teams Lexus Team ZENT CERUMO • Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS • Autobacs Racing Team Aguri • Team Impul • Keihin Real Racing • Dome Racing Team • Lexus Team WedsSport BANDOH • NISMO • Kondo Racing • Nakajima Racing • Lexus Team TOM'S • Lexus Team SARD • Team Kunimitsu
Drivers (GT500) Tachikawa / Hirate • 6 Oshima / Kunimoto • 8 Matsuura / Liuzzi • 12 Yasuda / Oliveira • 17 Tsukakoshi / Kaneishi • 18 Yamamoto / Vernay / Makowiecki / Izawa • 19 Wakisaka / Sekiguchi • 23 Matsuda / Quintarelli • 24 Sasaki / Krumm • 32 Nakajima / Baguette • 36 Nakajima / Hirakawa / Rossiter • 37 Ito / Caldarelli • 39 Jarvis / Ishiura • 46 Yanagida / Motoyama • 100 Kogure / Mutoh
Drivers (GT300) Nakayama / Nojiri • 2 Takahashi / Katoh • 3 Hoshino / Ordóñez • 4 Taniguchi / Kataoka • 5 Tamanaka / Yamashita / Naoya Yamano|Yamano]] • 7 Müller / Ara • 9 Shirasaka / Sakamoto / Couto • 10 Ueda / Yamauchi • 11 Hiranaka / Wirdheim • 13 TBA / TBA • 21 Lyons / Fujii • 22 Wada / Tsuchiya / T. Tanaka / Jyonai • 30 Iwasaki / Kageyama • 31 Nitta / Saga • 33 Tsuzuki / Bergmeister / Mineo • 48 Takamori / M. Tanaka • 50 Kano / Yasuoka • 55 Takagi / Kobayashi • 60 Iida / Yoshimoto • 61 Sasaki / Iguchi • 65 Kurosawa / Mineo / Tsubasa Kurosawa • 67 Yokomizo / Mitsuyama • 86 Yamanishi / Hosokawa • 88 Orido / Aoki • 360 Tanaka / Yoshida
Other Drivers Tsubasa Kurosawa • Nanin Indra-Payoong • Ryuki Fujita • Yuya Sakamoto • Taiyo Iida • Ryo Hirakawa • Augusto Farfus Jr. • Christopher Haase • Tojiro Azuma • Yuichi Nakayama • Jörg Bergmeister • Shinya Sato • Kazuki Hiramine • Wolfgang Reip
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