Teams and Drivers

Profiles of the Nissan-affiliated teams and of their drivers

NISMOGT500

NISSAN GT-R

#23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R

Yutaka Suzuki

Team Principal
Yutaka Suzuki

As Nissan's official racing team, NISMO has been involved in both domestic and overseas racing categories for many years. The outfit recorded their best season ever last year with three wins. They fought for the series' title with fellow NISSAN team MOLA right up to the final round, and ended up taking second place in the championship. This year they have changed their driver lineup. Paired up with ace driver Satoshi Motoyama is reigning FIA GT1 World champion Michael Krumm.


Satoshi MOTOYAMA
Satoshi MOTOYAMA
Date of birth:March 4th, 1971
Height/Weight: 171cm/62kg
Place of birth: Tokyo
Blood type: Rh+O
Race Career
Michael KRUMM
Michael KRUMM
Date of birth:March 19th,1970
Height/Weight: 181cm/70kg
Place of birth:Germany
Blood type:Rh+A
Race Career

impulGT500

NISSAN GT-R

#12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R

Kazuyoshi HOSHINO

Team Principal
Kazuyoshi HOSHINO

TEAM IMPUL is led by “brave leader” Kazuyoshi Hoshino. The Calsonic blue machine, regarded widely as the team's symbolic colour, this year will once again demonstrate some fierce racing around the track. They have been using only Bridgestone campaigning in GT. In his second year paired alongside Oliviera in GTs, Tsugio Matsuda also returns to this team in Formula Nippon.


Tsugio MATSUDA
Tsugio MATSUDA
Date of birth:June 18th, 1979
Height/Weight: 175cm/68kg
Place of birth: Mie prefecture
Blood type: Rh+A
Race Career
Joao Paulo de OLIVEIRA
Joao Paulo de OLIVEIRA
Date of birth:July 13th, 1981
Height/Weight: 173cm/66kg
Place of birth: Brazil
Blood type: Rh+A
Race Career

KONDO RACINGGT500

NISSAN GT-R

#24 D'station ADVAN GT-R

Kazuyoshi HOSHINO

Team Principal
Masahiko KONDO

The only team using Yokohama tyres among the NISSAN GT-R group. This year will be their seventh season in SUPER GT. Handling dual careers in racing and the entertainment world, Masahiko Kondo has a history of successing new strategies, such as the first no tyre-change strategy in the GT500 class, which led his to wins. They will field the same drivers as last year, ace driver Hironobu Yasuda being supported by the more experienced Bjorn Wirdheim.


Hironobu YASUDA
Hironobu YASUDA
Date of birth:November 11th, 1983
Height/Weight: 168cm/57kg
Place of birth: Shiga prefecture
Blood type: Rh+O
Race Career
Bjorn Wirdheim
Bjorn WIRDHEIM
Date of birth:April 4th, 1980
Height/Weight: 183cm/75kg
Place of birth: Sweden
Blood type: Rh+AB
Race Career

MOLAGT500

NISSAN GT-R

#1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R

Toshiomi OEKI

Team Principal
Toshiomi OEKI

Last year MOLA made the leap to the GT500 class. Taking advantage of the reliability and speed of their Michelin tyres, the team managed to score double titles - in both the Driver's and Team standings - in only their maiden season in the top category. This year they head into the season as defending champions with the same package of drivers and tyres.


Hironobu YASUDA
Ronnie QUINTARELLI
Date of birth:August 9th, 1979
Height/Weight: 173cm/65kg
Place of birth: Italy
Blood type: Rh-A
Race Career
Bjorn Wirdheim
Masataka YANAGIDA
Date of birth:June 4th, 1979
Height/Weight: 174cm/61kg
Place of birth: Tokyo
Blood type: Rh+AB
Race Career

NDDP RACINGGT500

NISSAN GT-R

#3 S Road NDDP GT-R

Masahoro HASEMI

Team Principal
Masahiro HASEMI

This season marks the first time Nissan/NISMO has entered the GT300 class of SUPER GT as part of their youth development program, the “Nissan Driver Development Program”. The drivers are Yuhi Sekiguchi, reigning C class champion in the All-Japan F3 championship, and Katsumasa Chiyo, the current N class champion in the All-Japan F3 championship. Guiding the pair is a NISSAN works' driver from years past, with an established reputation in rearing young up-and-comers, Director Masahiro Hasemi.


Hironobu YASUDA
Yuhi SEKIGUCHI
Date of birth:December 29th,1987
Height/Weight:165cm/58kg
Place of birth: Tokyo
Blood type:Rh+AB
Race Career
Bjorn Wirdheim
Katsumasa CHIYO
Date of birth:December 9th,1986
Height/Weight:167cm/58kg
Place of birth: Tokyo
Blood type:Rh+A
Race Career