Next year, the summer endurance race at Suzuka Circuit that is now known as the International Suzuka 1000km will change significantly. The race will grow from a 1000 kilometer enduro, to a 10-hour enduro. Most significantly of all, the GT500 class will no longer take part. From 2018 onward, the FIA GT3 and JAF-GT300 classes […]

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Virtually every championship in motorsport has its one signature event, one which stands above all the rest in terms of prestige, history, and stature. The Indianapolis 500. The 24 Hours of Le Mans. And in Super GT, there is that one crown jewel event: The International Suzuka 1000km, Japan’s great race. With a history dating […]

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Where one tradition ends, another will soon begin. On Wednesday, the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) released their first provisional calendar for 2018 motorsports activities, and confirmed that the fifth round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway on August 4-5 will be contested over 500 miles (or 800 miles) as the “Fuji GT 500 […]

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The #19 WedsSport Advan Lexus LC500 of Yuhi Sekiguchi and Yuji Kunimoto will likely be the favourites to extend Lexus’ unbeaten GT500 record in 2017. They proved just that, as Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh went fastest in Saturday’s free practice session for the Fuji GT 300km Race. Sekiguchi laid down his fastest lap of the […]

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With half of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series completed, there’s still another half left to run. The next four rounds and 1,850+ kilometers of racing will decide the championships in both classes of Super GT, and so far, the story of GT500 has been the domination of the new Lexus LC500, winner in the […]

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The GT300 class remains ever-competitive and ever-unpredictable through four rounds of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series. So far, we’ve seen stunning results, first-time winners, rookie sensations, memorable photo finishes, and brilliant driving from top to bottom in the largest GT300 field in history. The second half of the season kicks off at Fuji Speedway, […]

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On July 28, the GT Association (GTA), the promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, announced the provisional schedule for the 2018 Super GT season. The 2018 calendar consists of eight races, seven of which will be held domestically in Japan, and one single fly-away round in Thailand. Among the highlights of the new calendar […]

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The first round of testing in the lead up to the 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final commenced with two days and four sessions of tyre manufacturer tests at Suzuka Circuit on Tuesday June 6 and Wednesday June 7. Though the star attraction of the tests was the debuting 2009 Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson […]

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Not even a field-high 40 kilogram Success Ballast penalty was going to stop Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO from continuing their torrid start to the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, as they took GT300 pole position for the 2017 Fuji GT 500km Race thanks to a pole-winning lap in Q2 from ace driver Nobuteru Taniguchi. […]

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