Round 16 - Japan (Suzuka)

Japan (Suzuka)
Race Distance: 53 laps
1999/2000 Pole Position: Jan Svehlik (1:25.851)
1999/2000 Race Winner: Jan Svehlik (1h22:40.563)


1. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 1:26.016 +00.000 11 20 
2. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1:26.104 +00.088 11 16 
3. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1:26.801 +00.785 11 14 
4. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1:27.739 +01.723 11 12 
5. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1:28.115 +02.099 10 
6. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1:28.259 +02.243 
7. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 1:29.417 +03.401 


1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1h22:22.843 +0:00.000 180+5+3
2. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 1h22:41.282 +0:18.439 170+5
3. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1h23:41.718 +1:18.875 165+5
4. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1h24:39.814 +2:16.971 160 
5. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1h25:14.965 +2:52.122 155 
6. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1h26:07.265 +3:44.422 151 
7. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 37 laps 71.17% 102 

Race Statistics

PosCarDriverFastest LapLL/TLPitstopsAvg.
Tyre Usage
TimeLap #StopsAvg. LengthABCD
1. # 1 Jan Svehlik 1:28.311 53 50/5330:17.46992  2924
2. # 4 Steffen Diener 1:28.647 46  2/5330:15.43192  3221
3. #15 Benjamin Suerig 1:29.417 47  1/5340:15.21893  1340
4. # 2 Darren Crawford 1:30.386 49  0/5330:18.32192  3122
5. #25 Jim Spratt 1:31.469 44  0/5320:19.04690  1736
6. #11 Ian Parkhouse 1:31.164 51  0/5330:28.30992  3320
7. #39 Robert Wilson 1:33.275 37  0/3730:37.71392  1918

Selected Quotes

Jan Svehlik (Bolgani), Race winner: "The final race, Japan GP. Nothing to say. I have pushed not so hard, so I made no major mistakes. I am lucky that the team Bolgani have won the Constructor Championship. Looking forward for the next season. Hope that it will start. Would like thank Mike Hogg and Darren Crawford, for they pretty good racing skills and Oliver Roberts for moderating the championship."

Steffen Diener (Power Tech), 2nd: "The last race of the seasson started well for me. I improved my qualifying time from last time. The race itself was a bit annoying because of CCs paying no intension at all. But I also improved my race time a bit, so it's a good end of the season."

Benjamin Suerig (Amiga Racing), 3rd: "Although I was leading most of the time, I am not completely content with my performance. Especially before my first pitstop I made several terrible mistakes which almost made me end up in the wall. Talking about pitstops: I used one set of C tires and then stopped every 10 laps for D tires. For me as a rookie the race was a rather hard one."

Darren Crawford (Bolgani), 4th: "Started off smooth, had two tires off the track several times, slowed me down a bit. Three laps to go I just about ploughed into the back of Wurz, his car had quit and it was one of those 'Oh my god!", and head for the grass kind of moments. Took the checkered flag and there was much rejoicing. It was a good year for the old rookie, and good luck to all."

Jim Spratt (Lotus), 5th: "Ohhh pressure, as I'm 7 points behind Ian after qualifying. This race was however ran before I even saw the USA result, and I'd like to wish Iam the best of luck - may the best man win!!!. My race went like clockwork till lap 6, when I pushed too hard coming out of turn 6, resulting in a spin and I ended facing the wrong way. THis cost me bigtime as Mikka re-took the lead, but by lap 10 I was back in front. Then it was a case of build a gap for my 1st pit-stop. However Mikka managed to take the lead again but I re-took the lead by lap 18, and went on to win the race, lapping the entire field. A perfect end to what will hopefully be a perfect year..."

Ian Parkhouse (Phoenix), 6th: "Knowing that finishing the race was crucial for me to keep in the hunt for the Pro title I was driving at about 95% and being ultra-cautious when passing back markers, driving into the pits and when I saw yellow flags. The most important thing was finishing this race. I just hope I did it fast enough the win the Pro title!"

Robert Wilson (Powerecoil-2000), 7th: "Just a poor race from start to end really. I couldn't be bothered with this one at all."

Last modified: Friday 09 December 2005 - 23:01