Teams and Drivers

Profiles of the Nissan-affiliated teams and of their drivers

Career      Satoshi MOTOYAMA

1984 Kart debut
1986-87 All Japan Kart: A1 class, series champion
1988 World Karting Championship: Super100 class, 2nd
1989 All Japan Kart: A2 class, series champion
1990-95 Japanese F3
1996 JGTC (Japan GT Championship)
JTCC (Japan Touring Car Championship)
Formula Nippon
1997 JGTC
JTCC: (Primera Nismo), wins in Rd.8 Suzuka, Rd.11 Sendai
Formula Nippon
1998 Formula Nippon: Series champion
Le Mans 24 Hours: (Nissan R390 GT1), 10th
JGTC: (Skyline GT-R)
1999 JGTC: (Skyline GT-R), series ranking 3rd
Formula Nippon: series ranking 2nd
Le Mans 24 Hours: (Nissan R391)
Le Mans Fuji 1,000kms: Winner
2000 JGTC: (Skyline GT-R), series ranking 3rd
Formula Nippon: series ranking 3rd
2001 JGTC: (Skyline GT-R), series ranking 3rd
Formula Nippon: Champion
2002 JGTC: (Skyline GT-R)
Formula Nippon: series ranking 2nd
2003 Formula Nippon: Champion
JGTC: (Skyline GT-R), Champion
2004 JGTC: (Fairlady Z), Champion (Two years in succession)
Formula Nippon: series ranking 6th
2005 SUPER GT: (Fairlady Z), Team champion (driver ranking 3rd)
Formula Nippon: Champion (fourth title in two years)
2006 SUPER GT: (Fairlady Z), driver ranking 6th, team ranking 4th
Formula Nippon: series ranking 5th
2007 SUPER GT: (Fairlady Z), driver ranking 8th, team ranking 8th
Formula Nippon: series ranking 4th
2008 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R), Driver's champion
Formula Nippon: series ranking 11th
2009 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R) driver ranking 3rd, team ranking 3rd
2010 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R) driver ranking 7th, team ranking 8th
2011 SUPER GT: (Nissan GT-R) driver ranking 2nd, team ranking 2nd
2012 Participated in SUPER GT in a GT-R. Came 8th in the Driver's rankings, team placed 6th in the Team standings.

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