Tajima, in his 910bhp Suzuki, won overall with a time of 10mins 11secs, but Rod Millen and his mad-looking Hyundai prototype had a disaster. A gearbox temporarily full of neutrals on the second corner, a spin, and brakes that disappeared towards the end of the run meant a lowly time of 11mins 06secs.
The only other serious challenger for the outright record was Paul Dallenbach, but his Chevy V8-powered open-wheeled machine only managed a time of 10mins 39secs.
There was some happy news, though. The Time Attack 2wd record of 12:09.40, set by Millen last year in his old Hyundai Genesis, fell to Jeff Zwart at 11:31.095 in his Porsche 911 Cup, while the electric record went to Ikuo Hanawa with a time of 13:17.575.