As a racing driver, you always want to end the season on a positive note. The summer break can be a miserable time to stew over a poor performance, or a bad result. Thankfully, the cards were in our favour at Twin Ring Motegi – and we knew this before we started. A ‘stop-start’ layout, […]

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Aucklander Nick Cassidy has won Japan’s premier motor racing championship, the SUPER GT series, after finishing second in the final round at Twin Rings Motegi last night (Sunday night) in his Lexus LC500. Cassidy and his co-driver Ryo Hirakawa finished just over six seconds behind the 2014 and 2015 champions Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli […]

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Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa clinched the 2017 Super GT championship after finishing second in the final round of the season at Motegi. The #37 TOM’S Lexus duo needed to finish in the top-two to claim the title, irrespective of how their rivals performed. They qualified third and dispatched the sister #6 Lexus of Team […]

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Not much in the way of positives to take from the penultimate round of the SUPER GT season at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. As a result, we’ve dropped from 8th to 12th in the points after an incomplete performance. The weather played its part throughout the weekend, with heavy rainstorms typical of tropical South […]

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Ryo Hirakawa, Nick Cassidy, and Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s took a massive step towards winning the Autobacs Super GT Series Championship, thanks to a confident win from pole position for the #37 KeePer TOM’s Lexus LC500 at the Chang Super GT Race at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. A sudden shower just minutes before […]

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Team TOM’S duo Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy topped a close Super GT qualifying session at Buriram, which ended with Lexus, Nissan and Honda separated by just 0.113s at the front. Hirakawa was the first driver to set a representative laptime in the second part of GT500 qualifying, his 1m26.162s standing strong for most of […]

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After over three years of negotiations and stalemates, the cars of the Autobacs Super GT Series and the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) will run on the same track in the same weekend, as both series have announced demonstration runs at each other’s 2017 championship finales. It begins on October 14 & 15 at the Hockenheimring […]

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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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