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Takuya Kurosawa

Takuya Kurosawa (Shinjitai, Kurosawa Takuya, born Ibaraki, June 7, 1962) is a Japanese race car driver.

Kurosawa raced in All-Japan Formula Three from 1988 to 1989, Japanese Formula 3000 from 1990 to 1995 and the JGTC series from 1994 to 1999, also driving in the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 10th.

Kurosawa then obtained sponsorship to drive in the American CART series for Dale Coyne Racing in 2000. He made eight starts with a best finish of 12th at the Detroit Grand Prix. He became the first Japanese driver to lead a Champ Car race when he led seven laps at the Long Beach Grand Prix.[1]

Kurosawa then returned to JGTC for the next three seasons, drove in the Super Taikyu series in 2004. He currently competes in the Super GT series, driving a Porsche Boxster for Arktech Motorsports.

Takuya is son of Best Motoring presenter, Motoharu Kurosawa and is elder brother of Haruki and Tsubasa, who all are racing drivers.

Racing record

Complete Japanese Formula 3000 Championship/Formula Nippon results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1990 taka-Q Racing w/ Team Le Mans SUZ
Ret
FUJ
9
MIN
Ret
SUZ
Ret
SUG
18
FUJ
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
19
FUJ
4
SUZ
Ret
16th 3
1991 Nakajima Racing SUZ
Ret
AUT
8
FUJ
6
MIN
7
SUZ
Ret
SUG
15
FUJ
11
SUZ FUJ
C
SUZ
17
FUJ
Ret
22nd 1
1992 Cabin Racing Team w/ Heroes SUZ
5
FUJ
Ret
MIN
Ret
SUZ
Ret
AUT
Ret
SUG
18
FUJ
4
FUJ
3
SUZ
Ret
FUJ
2
SUZ
2
6th 21
1993 Cabin Racing Team w/ Heroes SUZ
4
SUZ
Ret
MIN
Ret
SUZ
15
AUT
C
SUG
5
FUJ
C
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
FUJ SUZ 13th 5
1994 Cosmo Oil Racing Team Cerumo SUZ
10
FUJ
10
MIN
3
SUZ
4
SUG
1
FUJ
6
SUZ
4
FUJ
2
FUJ
6
SUZ
2
4th 32 (33)
1995 Nakajima Racing SUZ
2
FUJ
C
MIN
Ret
SUZ
4
SUG
Ret
FUJ
9
TOK
Ret
FUJ
7
SUZ
2
6th 15
1996 PIAA Nakajima Racing SUZ
Ret
MIN
8
FUJ
15
TOK
7
SUZ
2
SUG
5
FUJ
8
MIN
5
SUZ
8
FUJ
Ret
9th 10
1997 Team Impul SUZ
2
MIN
2
FUJ
1
SUZ
Ret
SUG
Ret
FUJ
Ret
MIN
Ret
MOT
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
2
2nd 28
1998 Maziora Team Impul SUZ
Ret
MIN
Ret
FUJ
3
MOT
Ret
SUZ
Ret
SUG
Ret
FUJ
C
MIN
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
5
12th 6
1999 Team TMS SUZ
Ret
MOT
Ret
MIN
12
FUJ
5
SUZ
3
SUG
3
FUJ MIN MOT SUZ 9th 10

Complete Japanese Touring Car Championship (1994-) results

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC pts
1994 Toyota Team Cerumo Toyota Corona AUT
1

8
AUT
2

DNS
SUG
1

Ret
SUG
2

DNS
TOK
1

DNS
TOK
2

Ret
SUZ
1

9
SUZ
2

Ret
MIN
1

8
MIN
2

Ret
AID
1

Ret
AID
2

Ret
TSU
1

Ret
TSU
2

6
SEN
1

Ret
SEN
2

10
FUJ
1

9
FUJ
2

9
18th 18
1995 Nakajima Racing Honda Civic Ferio FUJ
1
FUJ
2
SUG
1
SUG
2
TOK
1
TOK
2
SUZ
1

Ret
SUZ
2

Ret
MIN
1

5
MIN
2

8
AID
1

14
AID
2

Ret
SEN
1

23
SEN
2

15
FUJ
1

9
FUJ
2

11
18th 11
1996 Nakajima Racing Honda Accord FUJ
1

3
FUJ
2

4
SUG
1

10
SUG
2

7
SUZ
1

5
SUZ
2

2
MIN
1
MIN
2
SEN
1

1
SEN
2

Ret
TOK
1

2
TOK
2

3
FUJ
1

Ret
FUJ
2

DNS
4th 72
1997 Nakajima Racing Honda Accord FUJ
1

C
FUJ
2

C
AID
1

1
AID
2

4
SUG
1

5
SUG
2

6
SUZ
1

1
SUZ
2

2
MIN
1

Ret
MIN
2

6
SEN
1

7
SEN
2

6
TOK
1

1
TOK
2

1
FUJ
1

10
FUJ
2

4
2nd 102

JGTC/Super GT results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
1997 Mugen/Dome Honda NSX GT500 SUZ FUJ
Ret
SEN
Ret
FUJ
Ret
MIN
8
SUG
5
16th 11
1998 Team Impul Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 SUZ
11
FUJ
C
SEN
5
FUJ
3
MOT
2
MIN
7
SUG
4
3rd 49
1999 Toyota Castrol Team Tom's Toyota Supra GT500 SUZ
4
FUJ
9
SUG
1
MIN
10
FUJ
4
TAI
4
MOT
1
2nd 73
2001 Toyota Team Tom's Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
11
FUJ
10
SUG
8
FUJ
8
MOT SUZ
5
MIN
7
15th 19
2002 Toyota Team Tom's Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
Ret
FUJ
12
SUG
5
SEP
3
FUJ
3
MOT
7
MIN
Ret
SUZ
16
11th 38
2003 Toyota Team Tom's Toyota Supra GT500 TAI
Ret
FUJ
8
SUG
13
FUJ
15
FUJ
6
MOT
10
AUT
13
SUZ
14
18th 15
2005 Hitotsuyama Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello GT500 TAI
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SEP
Ret
SUG
12
MOT
Ret
FUJ
15
AUT
13
SUZ
15
NC 0
2006 Ebbro Team Nova Vemac RD350R GT300 SUZ
8
TAI
21
FUJ
15
SEP
DNS
SUG
10
SUZ
Ret
MOT
12
AUT
15
FUJ
10
22nd 12
2007 Arktech Motorsports Porsche Boxster GT300 SUZ
6
TAI
5
FUJ
Ret
SEP
Ret
SUG
13
SUZ
Ret
MOT
5
AUT
7
FUJ
10
15th 22
2008 Team Takeuchi Lexus IS350 GT300 SUZ TAI FUJ
Ret
SEP
13
SUG
17
SUZ
18
MOT
8
AUT
12
FUJ
13
32nd 3

Complete CART results

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
2000 Dale Coyne Racing MIA
24
LBH
13
RIO
19
MOT
20
NZR
DNS
MIL
Wth
DET
12
POR
22
CLE
25
TOR
23
MIS
DNS
CHI
MDO
ROA
VAN
LS
STL
HOU
SRF
FON
29th 1

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Japan Masami Kageyama
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 319 10th 9th

References

  1. ^ Cipolloni, Mark. Paul Tracy keeps his Kool, wins Long Beach GP for the 2nd time, AutoRacing1.com, April 16, 2000

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