One-time Formula 1 champion Jenson Button and his Team Kunimitsu team-mate Naoki Yamamoto finished second in the Super GT season opener at Okayama, behind the victorious Real Racing Honda. Button had qualified the #100 Honda NSX-GT in fifth position in a wet qualifying on Saturday and also started Sunday’s race. While the Button managed to […]

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Nick Cassidy, the youngest ever winner of Japan’s equivalent of V8 Supercars, expects a tough time defending the Super GT title in his Lexus LC500 when this year’s championship starts at Okayama this Sunday. With co-driver Ryo Hirakawa, Aucklander Cassidy will start the championship as the marked men, carrying number one on their 600-horsepower coupe. […]

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Nick Cassidy is under no illusions how tough the defence of his Super GT Championship will be as he returns to Japan this week to continue preparations with extensive testing of his Lexus LC 500. “I think it will be a season long development battle,” said Cassidy. “The roles are a bit reversed from last […]

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Jono Lester has been released from Gulf Racing with Pacific, and appears to be out of the frame to return elsewhere in the Autobacs Super GT Series in 2018 – but in his press release from Wednesday, he is committed to a long-term career goal of racing in Super GT. Lester impressed in his rookie […]

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Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has signed a deal to drive for Honda in the Japanese Super GT series in 2018. Button had made it clear he would “definitely” be making a full-time return to motorsport next year and was particularly keen on racing in Japan or America. The 2009 F1 champion took part in Super GT’s showpiece Suzuka […]

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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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