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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Nick Cassidy’s debut season in Super Formula might have finished with a washout race at Suzuka but the Aucklander is happy with how he performed. Home for a fortnight, before returning to Japan for the final round of the SUPER GT Championship Cassidy said his first experience of the nearly 600 horsepower Super Formula single […]

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Super Typhoon Lan is projected to be the largest typhoon to ever make landfall in Japan on Sunday, intensifying to Category 5 status – the highest classification for such a phenomena – with winds topping out over 150 miles per hour and the likelihood of severe flash flooding and mudslides in the affected areas. With […]

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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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Aucklander Nick Cassidy’s rollercoaster ride in Japan’s Super Formula Series continued at Sportsland Sugo over the weekend. The 23-year-old qualified on pole position. “I was able to put in one of the laps of my life,” said the triple New Zealand Grand Prix winner. Behind him were both the Japanese drivers from Toyota’s World Endurance […]

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European F3 race winner Nick Cassidy claimed his first Super Formula pole position at Sportsland Sugo with a late flyer in Saturday’s qualifying session. WEC star and Friday pacesetter Andre Lotterer led the first half of qualifying with a 1m09.558s lap, before times quickly tumbled towards the end of the session. Red Bull junior Pierre […]

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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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