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Helmet of Kunimitsu Takahashi

Flag of Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi

full name Takahashi Kunimitsu nationality Japanese born January 29, 1940 hometown Koganei, Tokyo died March 16, 2022 place of death Tokyo

Racing highlights

19963rd64th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT2 class
19951st63rd 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT2 class
19942ndBPR International GT Endurance Series Pokka International Suzuka 1000
19891stAll Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship
19882ndFuji Long Distance Series LD-1
19871stAll Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship
19863rdJapanese Touring Car Championship
19861stAll Japan Sports-Prototype Championship
19851stAll Japan Sports-Prototype Championship
19772ndFormula 2 Japan
19742ndFuji Grand Champion Series

Racing career summary

Races entered239
Wins19
Podiums51
Pole positions12
Fastest laps3
Race win percentage7.9%
Podium percentage21.3%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1999Racing7 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1998Racing6 races1 win1 podium3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997Racing5 races0 wins2 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1996Racing8 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1995Racing8 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1994Racing14 races1 win5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing19 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1992Racing19 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1991Racing10 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing16 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1989Racing15 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing20 races0 wins8 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing15 races2 wins5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing15 races2 wins4 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing14 races3 wins4 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing9 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1983Racing9 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing6 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing9 races2 wins4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1975Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1974Racing5 races2 wins2 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Kunimitsu Takahashi

1999 Autobacs Cup All Japan GT Championship - GT500

PositionPointsTeam
11th34Team Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSX

1998 All-Japan GT Championship - Class GT500

PositionPointsTeam
10th25Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61130
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NS-X

1997 All-Japan GT Championship - Class GT500

PositionPointsTeam
9th30Team Kunimitsu with Mooncraft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50211
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NS-X

1996 64th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT2 class

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Team Kunimitsu Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSXHonda 3.0Yokohama

1996 All-Japan GT Championship - Class GT500

PositionPointsTeam
17th8Team Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NS-X

1996 BPR International Endurance GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSXHonda 3.2Yokohama

1995 63rd 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT2 class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Team Kunimitsu Honda
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSX GT2Honda 3.0Yokohama

1995 All-Japan GT Championship - Class 1

PositionPointsTeam
10th28Team Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR Turbo

1995 BPR Kärcher Global Endurance GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
Guest driverTeam Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSX TurboHonda 3.0 turboYokohama

1994 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
10th4Advan Sport Pal
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1994 62nd 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGT2 class

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Kremer Honda Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSXHonda 3.0Yokohama

1994 All-Japan GT Championship - Class 1

PositionPointsTeam
6th35Team Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR
Porsche Carrera RSR

1994 BPR International GT Endurance Series Pokka International Suzuka 1000

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Team Kunimitsu
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Honda NSXHonda 3.0

1993 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
0Advan Sport Pal
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1993 All Japan Touring Car Championship Class 1

PositionPointsTeam
11th59Team Taisan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
91210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nissan Skyline GT-R

1992 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
0Advan Sport Pal
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1992 All Japan Touring Car championship class 1

PositionPointsTeam
10th74Team Taisan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nissan Skyline GT-R

1991 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
0Advan Sport Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
27th8Taisan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1990 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
9th7Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
31st2Porsche Kremer Racing (Nova Engineering)
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962CPorsche 3.0 turboYokohama

1990 Le Mans 24h - C1 class

PositionPointsTeam
21st0Porsche Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962 CK6

1990 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd9Advan Alpha Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1989 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
15th3Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T89-50 (Mugen)

1989 World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
43rd4Nova Engineering (Alméras Fréres)
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962CPorsche 3.0 turboGoodyear

1989 Le Mans 24h - C1 class

PositionPointsTeam
0Porsche Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1989 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st56Advan Alpha Nova Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1988 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
7th12Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T88-50 (Mugen)

1988 Fuji Long Distance Series LD-1

PositionPointsTeam
2nd42Advan Alpha Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
403??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1988 World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
52nd12Porsche Kremer Racing, Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962CK6Porsche 2.8 turboYokohama
Porsche 962CPorsche 3.0 turboYokohama

1988 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th48Advan Alpha Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ralliart STP
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183

1987 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
9th33Advan Sport Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 87B (Mugen Honda)

1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Porsche Kremer Racing, Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962CPorsche 2.8 turboYokohama

1987 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st59Advan Alpha Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
52500
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1987 Japanese Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th72
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo

1986 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
10th22Team JPS Advan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 86J (Mugen Honda)

1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
65th3Porsche Kremer Racing, Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962CPorsche 2.6 turboYokohama
Porsche 962CPorsche 2.8 turboYokohama

1986 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st70Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
52420
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1986 Japanese Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd75
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo

1985 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
13th17Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85J (BMW)

1985 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Trust Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962CPorsche 2.6 turboYokohama

1985 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st72Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
53430
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1985 Trimoco RAC British Saloon Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Mitsubishi Colt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo

1985 British Touring Car Championship - class A

PositionPointsTeam
0Mitsubishi Colt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo

1984 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
13th11Advan Sports Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th20Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1983 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
6th46Nova Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 822 (Tsuchiya BMW)
March 832 (Tsuchiya BMW)

1983 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Preston Henn
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1981 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
8th23
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toleman TG280 (Hart 420R)

1978 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
6th40
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
KE008 (BMW M12/7)

1977 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Muritsu Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 007Cosworth DFV 3.0Dunlop

1977 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
2nd85
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8241?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 742 (BMW M12/7)
KE008 (BMW M12/7)

1975 Formula 2000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
0Sakai Racing Team, Racing Shop Yatsuka
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS15 (Ford)

1974 Fuji Grand Champion Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd50.5
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
522??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 73S (BMW)

1973 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 240Z

1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500

PositionPointsTeam
21st0Datsun Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 1600Datsun 1.6

1967 Gallaher 500

PositionPointsTeam
28th0Datsun Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 1000Datsun 1.0

1966 Gallaher 500

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0Nissan Motor Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 1300Datsun 1.3
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