Teams and Drivers

Profiles of the Nissan-affiliated teams and of their drivers

Career      Tsugio MATSUDA

1993 Karting debut
1994-95 All Japan Kart
1996 World Cup Asia Pacific Championship, ICA class champion
All Japan Kart Championship, FSA class
1997 SRS-F (Suzuka Racing School Formula): scholarship recipient
1998 Japanese F3: series ranking 4th (1 win)
Formula Nippon: Spot entry at Suzuka
Macau GP
1999 Japanese F3: series ranking 5th
Macau F3 GP: 4th, Korea F3 GP
2000 Formula Nippon: series ranking 4th (1 win)
(Youngest Japanese winner, youngest to reach the podium)
JGTC (Japanese GT Championship)
2001 Formula Nippon: series ranking 10th
JGTC: series ranking 8th (1 win)
2002 Formula Nippon: series ranking 5th
JGTC: series ranking 2nd (3 wins)
2003 Formula Nippon: series ranking 11th
JGTC: series ranking 11th
2004 Formula Nippon: series ranking 11th
JGTC: series ranking 8th (1 win)
2005 Formula Nippon: series ranking 6th
SUPER GT: series ranking 9th
2006 SUPER GT: (Fairlady Z), driver ranking 6th, team ranking 4th
Formula Nippon: series ranking 2nd
2007 SUPER GT: (Fairlady Z), driver ranking 5th, team ranking 2nd
Formula Nippon: Series champion
2008 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R), driver ranking 5th, team ranking 4th
Formula Nippon: Series champion
2009 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R), driver ranking 11th, team ranking 10th
Formula Nippon: series ranking 11th
2010 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R) driver ranking 5th, team ranking 5th
Formula Nippon: series ranking 14th
2011 Participated in SUPER GT in a NISSAN GT-R. Came 5th in the Driver's rankings, team placed 5th in the Team standings.

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