Autopolis was nothing special, despite the belief that the nature of the circuit would be well suited to the rear-engined Porsche. Unlike Fuji – where a wrong tyre call was the root cause of a poor result – at Autopolis we didn’t have any excuses. We just didn’t have the pace. This was a theme […]

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Fuji unearthed our potential, as well as our flaws. For that reason, it was a vitally important event for myself and Gulf Racing Japan, as we mount a championship challenge in SUPER GT this year. We knew we had a quick car, and second place in qualifying confirmed that. I was happy with the front […]

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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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Full race replay from the Okayama 300km race, in which Nick Cassidy won in GT500 and Jono Lester placed 3rd in GT300. Thanks to NISMO.tv.

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Kiwi Jono Lester is ‘fizzing’ after scoring a maiden podium at the opening round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series in Japan. In only his second ever Super GT race, 27-year old Lester & Japanese team-mate Kyosuke Mineo climbed from fifteenth on the grid to a third place podium, driving the Gulf Racing Porsche […]

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After reviewing the Mother Chassis’ entrants in this year’s Super GT GT300 class now its time to review the glut of FIA GT3 category cars – twenty-one in total this year, representing nine different manufacturers. The 2017 class is headlined by two “new” cars – starting with the two 2017 Lexus RC F GT3s of […]

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The GT Association, sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, has released the official entry list for the first round of the 2017 season, the Okayama GT 300km Race at Okayama International Speedway, which will be held on April 8-9. GT500 Class (15 Cars) GT300 Class (30 Cars) Only a few notes from the […]

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The second and final pre-season test session for the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series got underway at Fuji Speedway, and at the home circuit for the Toyota Motor Company, it was their fleet of Lexus LC500s which continued to show an advantage over their rivals during Saturday’s two test sessions. Leading the charge on Saturday’s […]

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when Super GT’s ‘Class of 2017’ came together for the first time at Okayama. 45 cars across two classes, with  my class – GT300, with 30 cars – easily the most competitive grid I’ve been in thus far in my career. It was a chance for the young Gulf […]

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