The final Suzuka 1000km was the race everyone wanted to win, and we were no different. All things considered though, finishing 8th wasn’t a bad result for the Gulf Porsche after a long, exciting race in front of a packed house full of adoring Japanese fans. We were slow off the mark all weekend, and […]

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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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Nick Cassidy goes into this weekend’s Suzuka 1000 kms, looking for a podium position in his Lexus LC 500 and the opportunity to continue his front running form in the SUPER GT Championship. With co-driver Ryo Hirakawa, the Aucklander currently lies third in the series, only two points behind leader James Rossiter and just one […]

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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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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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Nick Cassidy is staying right in the hunt for Japan’s SUPER GT Championship after finishing sixth in the Fuji 300 kms race last night in his Lexus LC500 with team-mate Ryo Hirakawa. The pair are only two points behind Englishman James Rossiter who finished fourth in the latest round of Japan’s major series. “It went […]

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Autobacs Racing Team Aguri have dominated GT300 in the Fuji GT 300km Race the last two years, and during Saturday qualifying, they put themselves one step closer towards a hat trick of victories at the Summer race at Fuji Speedway. The #55 ARTA BMW M6 GT3 of Shinichi Takagi and Sean Walkinshaw took pole position […]

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Quite simply, qualifying for the fifth round of the Autobacs Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway was a banner day for Autobacs Racing Team Aguri, who took pole position in both GT500 and GT300 classes. Thanks to a last-gasp flying lap from Tomoki Nojiri in Q2, the #8 ARTA Honda NSX-GT of Nojiri and Takashi […]

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