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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Nick Cassidy has held onto second place in Japan’s SUPER GT series in his Lexus LC 500, despite only finishing tenth at the latest round at Sugo. The Aucklander had worked his way up to sixth place by the half way distance of the 300 kms race, despite carrying the heaviest weight handicap of any […]

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The long spring break is over for the Autobacs Super GT Series, and it’s time for the start of the informal Summer Series – a stretch of three races over six weeks that will culminate with the 46th and final running of the International Suzuka 1000km. But before that, the Summer Series starts with a […]

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Formula 1 is set to introduce the halo cockpit protection device for 2018 after the FIA pushed it through on safety grounds during Wednesday’s Strategy Group meeting, Autosport understands. The halo and shield devices had emerged as the two options for cockpit protection, with the FIA insistent some form of device will be introduced for […]

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Nick Cassidy has been too successful for his own good in his Lexus LC500 in Japan’s SUPER GT Championship. The Aucklander who jointly leads the series with co-driver Ryo Hirakawa will start the next round at Sugo later this month with the heaviest weight handicap and a five percent power deficit. “The next three races […]

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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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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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McLaren-Honda Formula 1 reserve driver Jenson Button will make his Super GT debut in the Suzuka 1000km race. The 2009 F1 champion has been linked to a drive in the race with Honda since last year. He will test a Team Mugen NSX-GT at the Japanese Grand Prix venue on Tuesday and Wednesday next week […]

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