As much as the racer in me yearned to ‘send it’ on our return to Fuji for the second time this SUPER GT season, we took a more measured approach this time around after a few mediocre results in the Gulf Racing Porsche. This is more a case of mentality than anything, though the lessons […]

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What could have, should have, would have been. It was one of those weekends at Sugo, where you can feel the pressure building and for every step forward, you take two steps backwards. In an interview with Radio Sport (listen here) before the weekend, I said “I’ve got a really good feeling, but you never […]

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Testing, testing…1, 2, 3. That’s been the flavour of the month with three in-season SUPER GT tests over in Japan. #1 – Suzuka Tyre Test First up was two days of tyre testing at Suzuka, working closely with Yokohama to isolate our compounds for the 1000km race in August. Honestly, Suzuka was airmarked as a […]

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Autopolis was nothing special, despite the belief that the nature of the circuit would be well suited to the rear-engined Porsche. Unlike Fuji – where a wrong tyre call was the root cause of a poor result – at Autopolis we didn’t have any excuses. We just didn’t have the pace. This was a theme […]

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Fuji unearthed our potential, as well as our flaws. For that reason, it was a vitally important event for myself and Gulf Racing Japan, as we mount a championship challenge in SUPER GT this year. We knew we had a quick car, and second place in qualifying confirmed that. I was happy with the front […]

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when Super GT’s ‘Class of 2017’ came together for the first time at Okayama. 45 cars across two classes, with  my class – GT300, with 30 cars – easily the most competitive grid I’ve been in thus far in my career. It was a chance for the young Gulf […]

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I’m thrilled with my first impressions of Gulf Racing ahead of this year’s Japanese Super GT series, after two days of tyre testing at Okayama this week. By testing a range of Yokohama tyre compounds, we made breakthroughs in both wet and dry conditions and already the Gulf Porsche is hooked up and handling ‘on […]

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Lando Norris overtook Pedro Piquet with three laps to go to win the second race of the 2016 Toyota Racing Series campaign at Ruapuna. The Briton, having started sixth after the top eight from Race 1 was reversed, slowly but surely worked his way up the order on the wet track. Jehan Daruvala had started […]

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a devastating pace as he topped the timesheets in first practice for Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Reigning F1 world champion Hamilton clocked a 1m24.670s to finish 0.463 seconds clear of his title rival and a massive 1.588s ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel […]

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It could be the plot of a motorsport movie. Young female driver is picked from thousands by a professional team and given a chance at making the big time. In Dunedin teen Alyssa Clapperton’s case, it is now her reality after she was chosen by Team Kiwi Racing as its development academy driver. She will […]

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