Nihon Tour Classic

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Automobilista logo.png Nihon Tour Classic
Nihon Tour Classic series logo
Date 27th August - 29th October 2017
Category Grand Touring
Region Japan Japan
Races 16
Drivers 24
Teams 13
Drivers' Champion United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
Teams' Champion United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports
Newcomers Champion United Kingdom Mark Singleton
Achievement Badges
Big in Japan - This driver won the drivers' championship in the Nihon Tour Classic. Karate chop..err..chaps! - This driver raced for the teams' champion in the Nihon Tour Classic. Making his Mark - This driver won the Nihon Tour Classic newcomer title.
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The Nihon Tour Classic is the twenty-second season of official Realish Racing competition. The season will run from August to October 2017, and is a follow-up to the original Nihon Tour run on Forza Motorsport 4 in the spring of 2013.

Format

The eight rounds will each feature six sessions:
Practice 1 - running throughout the week of the race beginning on the Monday evening.
Practice 2 - 45 minutes, beginning at 19:00 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 19:00 GMT (Round 8).
SuperPole Qualifying - 10 minutes, all cars on track, beginning at 19:45 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 19:45 GMT (Round 8).
Warmup - 5 minutes, all cars on track, beginning at 19:55 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 19:55 GMT (Round 8).
Race 1 - About 20 minutes in length with a standing start, beginning at approximately 20:00 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 20:00 GMT (Round 8).
Race 2 - About 40 minutes in length with a standing start, with top 10 finishers from Race 1 reversed, beginning at approximately 20:30 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 20:30 GMT (Round 8).

Car Specifications

All drivers will compete in the Toyota Celica ST162 GTO developed in the USA by the Dan Gurney's All American Racers team for the 1987 IMSA GT Championship. Click here to find out more about the history of the car.

Toyota Toyota
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Engine Japan/United States of America Toyota Celica ST162 GTO
Engine Toyota 4T-GTE Straight-4 Turbo, 2090cc
Power 450 bhp
Weight 1061kg
Tyre United States of America Goodyear Eagle

Entry List

Team No. Driver Rounds Entered
France Eiffel Power Motorsports 1 United Kingdom Mike Bell 3-16
86 United Kingdom Craig Woollard 1-12, 15-16
United Kingdom Argosport 00 Scotland Sam Hill 5-6, 8-12
Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 2 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson 1-4, 9-10, 13-14
31 Australia Matthew Wheeler 1-4, 7-12, 15-16
United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 3 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin 1-16
314 Sweden April Carlsvard 1-14
United Kingdom The Offenders 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison 1-2
78 United Kingdom James Price-Harper 1-8
United Kingdom The Defenders 9 United Kingdom Sam Hirani -
17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper 3-4
Germany aureus motorsport 10 Germany Björn Golda 1-16
23 England Alex Odell 1-16
Scotland Sgioba Alba 11 Lithuania Arūnas Linkevičius 1-2
13 Scotland Neil Heatlie 1-16
United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 14 Greece Lazaros Filippakos 1-10, 13-16
111 Sweden Anders Nilsson 1-4, 7-8
Japan Kaibutsu Racing 35 Scotland Allie Ferrie 1-16
64 Scotland Campbell Wallis 1-8, 15-16
Tropico Tropico Motorsports 36 United Kingdom Mark Singleton 1-16
91 United Kingdom James Lambert 1-6, 11-12
Canada Howler Racing 43 Canada Rob Covey 1-16
85 United Kingdom Matt Davies 5-14
Antarctica Team Penguin 101 United Kingdom William Walker 1-16
166 United Kingdom Chris Williamson 3-12, 15-16

Blue - Newcomer driver

#31 Matthew Wheeler
#2 Joshua Anderson
#3 Kyran Parkin
#314 April Carlsvard
#1 Mike Bell
#86 Craig Woollard
#101 William Walker
#n Driver Name

Calendar & Results

Round Race Venue Circuit Conditions Race Length Pole Position Winning Driver Winning Team Fastest Lap Date
1 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Ōita
1 Autopolis
Aso, Ōita Prefecture, Japan Japan
Full Clear Day Sprint/Feature 12 Laps United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 27th
August 2017
2 23 Laps Reverse Grid United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
2 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Ibaraki
3 Tsukuba Circuit
Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Japan
Full Clear Day Sprint/Feature 24 Laps United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 3rd
September 2017
4 48 Laps Reverse Grid Sweden April Carlsvard United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports Sweden April Carlsvard
3 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Tochigi
5 Twin Ring Motegi
Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan Japan
Full Clear Day Sprint/Feature 11 Laps United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Mike Bell France Eiffel Power Motorsports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 17th
September 2017
6 22 Laps Reverse Grid United Kingdom Mike Bell France Eiffel Power Motorsports United Kingdom Mike Bell
4 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Okayama
7 Okayama International Circuit
Okayama Prefecture, Japan Japan
Grand Prix Clear Day Sprint/Feature 14 Laps United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 24th
September 2017
8 28 Laps Reverse Grid United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
5 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Miyagi
9 Sportsland SUGO
Murata, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Japan
International
Car Circuit
Clear Day Sprint/Feature 14 Laps United Kingdom Mark Singleton United Kingdom Mike Bell France Eiffel Power Motorsports United Kingdom Mike Bell Sunday 8th
October 2017
10 28 Laps Reverse Grid United Kingdom Mike Bell France Eiffel Power Motorsports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
6 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Mie
11 Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan Japan
East Clear Night Sprint/Feature 25 Laps United Kingdom Mike Bell United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 15th
October 2017
12 50 Laps Reverse Grid Scotland Neil Heatlie Scotland Sgioba Alba United Kingdom Mike Bell
7 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of California
13 Laguna Seca
Monterey, California, United States United States of America
Full Clear Day Sprint/Feature 15 Laps Greece Lazaros Filippakos United Kingdom Mike Bell France Eiffel Power Motorsports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 22nd
October 2017
14 29 Laps Reverse Grid United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
8 Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Shizuoka
15 Fuji Speedway
Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Japan
Grand Prix Clear Day Sprint/Feature 12 Laps United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin Sunday 29th
October 2017
16 25 Laps Reverse Grid United Kingdom Mark Singleton Tropico Tropico Motorsports United Kingdom Kyran Parkin

Championship Standings

Points

The top twelve finishers in each race will score points. The sprint race will use the standard points distribution and the feature race will award double the points of the sprint race.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Sprint 20 15 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Feature 40 30 24 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2

All drivers are eligible to score points in the Drivers Championship. The Drivers Champion will be the driver with the most points at the end of the season. If points totals are tied between 2 or more drivers, race result countback will determine the champion, followed by fastest total combined race time. To be classified, drivers need to complete 75% of the race distance. The newcomer driver finishing highest in the Drivers Championship will win the Newcomers Trophy.

The team with the highest combined points total from all of their drivers will win the Teams Championship.

Drivers Championship

Pos Driver Team Flag of oita.png
ATP
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TSU
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MOT
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OKA
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SUG
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SUZ
California
LAG
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FUJ
Total
Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 1 1 1 2 2 D/C 1 1 4 3 1 2 13 1 1 2 359
2 United Kingdom Mike Bell France Eiffel Power Motorsports 3 5 1 1 4 6 1 1 2 15 1 3 6 6 252
3 United Kingdom Mark Singleton Tropico Tropico Motorsports 7 3 DNF 13 4 3 8 DNF 2 2 5 4 5 4 2 1 227
4 Sweden April Carlsvard United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 5 4 2 1 5 2 3 5 12 15 8 3 6 7 198
5 Germany Björn Golda Germany aureus motorsport 2 2 11 11 9 DNS 5 4 3 4 7 7 4 6 3 3 193
6 Greece Lazaros Filippakos United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 3 6 12 9 3 4 7 7 7 6 2 2 5 DNF 158
7 Scotland Neil Heatlie Scotland Sgioba Alba 11 DNF 6 7 8 DNF 11 DNF 5 8 4 1 3 5 4 5 150
8 Scotland Allie Ferrie Japan Kaibutsu Racing 15 DNF 7 3 16 6 6 2 8 12 3 14 12 8 7 4 137
9 United Kingdom James Price-Harper United Kingdom The Offenders DNF DNF 4 4 6 5 2 3 92
10 United Kingdom Craig Woollard France Eiffel Power Motorsports 9 13 9 12 11 8 9 8 14 9 10 6 9 7 78
11 England Alex Odell Germany aureus motorsport D/C 8 14 17 10 14 13 13 6 5 6 5 7 12 14 11 71
12 Canada Rob Covey Canada Howler Racing 10 9 18 DNF 14 10 14 12 13 7 13 10 8 11 8 10 57
13 Sweden Anders Nilsson United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 4 5 5 6 12 DNF 49
14 United Kingdom James Lambert Tropico Tropico Motorsports 6 11 16 DNF 7 7 9 8 43
15 Scotland Campbell Wallis Japan Kaibutsu Racing 8 D/C 8 8 12 9 10 DNF DNF 8 41
16 United Kingdom William Walker Antarctica Team Penguin 14 10 17 15 15 11 17 14 DNF 11 15 11 10 9 10 9 40
17 Australia Matthew Wheeler Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 13 12 19 16 16 9 15 DNF 11 9 12 13 21
18 United Kingdom Chris Williamson Antarctica Team Penguin 15 14 18 12 15 10 11 10 14 13 11 12 20
19 United Kingdom Matt Davies Canada Howler Racing 17 13 18 15 9 13 12 12 11 10 15
20 Lithuania Arūnas Linkevičius Scotland Sgioba Alba 12 7 13
21 Tyne and Wear Joshua Anderson Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan DNF DNF 13 10 10 DNF 9 DNF 13
22 Scotland Sam Hill United Kingdom Argosport 13 DNF 11 DNF 14 DNF DNF 4
23 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom The Defenders 10 DNF 3
24 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom The Offenders DNF DNF 0

Teams Championship

Pos Team No. Flag of oita.png
ATP
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TSU
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MOT
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OKA
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SUG
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SUZ
California
LAG
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FUJ
Total
Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 United Kingdom Unified Petroleum Autosports 3 1 1 1 2 2 D/C 1 1 4 3 1 2 13 1 1 2 557
314 5 4 2 1 5 2 3 5 12 15 8 3 6 7
2 France Eiffel Power Motorsports 1 3 5 1 1 4 6 1 1 2 15 1 3 6 6 330
86 9 13 9 12 11 8 9 8 14 9 10 6 9 7
3 Tropico Tropico Motorsports 36 7 3 DNF 13 4 3 8 DNF 2 2 5 4 5 4 2 1 270
91 6 11 16 DNF 7 7 9 8
4 Germany aureus motorsport 10 2 2 11 11 9 DNS 5 4 3 4 7 7 4 6 3 3 264
23 D/C 8 14 17 10 14 13 13 6 5 6 5 7 12 14 11
5 United Kingdom Smile Power Racing 14 3 6 12 9 3 4 7 7 7 6 2 2 5 DNF 207
111 4 5 5 6 12 DNF
6 Japan Kaibutsu Racing 35 15 DNF 7 3 16 6 6 2 8 12 3 14 12 8 7 4 178
64 8 D/C 8 8 12 9 10 DNF DNF 8
7 Scotland Sgioba Alba 11 12 7 163
13 11 DNF 6 7 8 DNF 11 DNF 5 8 4 1 3 5 4 5
8 United Kingdom The Offenders 7 DNF DNF 92
78 DNF DNF 4 4 6 5 2 3
9 Canada Howler Racing 43 10 9 18 DNF 14 10 14 12 13 7 13 10 8 11 8 10 72
85 17 13 18 15 9 13 12 12 11 10
10 Antarctica Team Penguin 101 14 10 17 15 15 11 17 14 DNF 11 15 11 10 9 10 9 60
166 15 14 18 12 15 10 11 10 14 13 11 12
11 Japan Cosmo Seiki Japan 2 DNF DNF 13 10 10 DNF 9 DNF 34
31 13 12 19 16 16 9 15 DNF 11 9 12 13
12 United Kingdom Argosport 00 13 DNF 11 DNF 14 DNF DNF 4
13 United Kingdom The Defenders 9 3
17 10 DNF
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Disconnected (D/C)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate

Bold - Pole Position (Odd rounds only)
Italics - Fastest Lap

Season Records

Record Total Driver(s)
Most Wins 8 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
5 United Kingdom Mike Bell
1 Sweden April Carlsvard, Scotland Neil Heatlie, United Kingdom Mark Singleton
Most Podiums 13 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
8 United Kingdom Mike Bell
6 United Kingdom Mark Singleton
5 Sweden April Carlsvard, Germany Björn Golda
4 Greece Lazaros Filippakos
3 Scotland Allie Ferrie
2 United Kingdom James Price-Harper, Scotland Neil Heatlie
Most Pole Positions 5 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
1 United Kingdom Mark Singleton, United Kingdom Mike Bell, Greece Lazaros Filippakos
Most Fastest Laps 12 United Kingdom Kyran Parkin
3 United Kingdom Mike Bell
1 Sweden April Carlsvard