Nick Cassidy and his co-driver Ryo Hirakawa have leapt into the lead of Japan’s Super GT series after finishing second in the Fuji 500 miles, the longest race of the championship, in their Lexus LC500. “It was a great result after we only qualified seventh,” said the 23-year-old Aucklander and defending champion. “Getting a seven-points […]

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Nick Cassidy took his maiden Super Formula victory at Fuji, cutting Naoki Yamamoto’s championship lead to a single point in the process. Cassidy and Hiroaki Ishiura dominated the 55-lap race, beating the rest of the field by 28.4s. Six drivers from the top 10 of the grid began on soft tyres and they formed the […]

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Many had wondered, after three races in the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, when the Lexus LC500s that so thoroughly dominated GT500 in their debut year of 2017 would return to form and get back to winning races. They did so in Thailand on Sunday, and with plenty of fireworks involved. Heikki Kovalainen and Kamui […]

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The DTM and Super GT will combine for two exhibition races in 2019 with one event in Germany and one in Japan, Autosport has learned. The two series have been attempting a tie-up since 2015, and Super GT chairman Masaaki Bandoh said a pair of demonstration runs last year at Hockenheim and Motegi marked a “big […]

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A tactical throw of the dice has seen Nick Cassidy finish second in the latest round of Japan’s Super Formula series at Sugo overnight, elevating him to second overall in the championship after three rounds. The Aucklander had only qualified 11th in his 600 horsepower Toyota powered single seater after perplexing indifferent speed during practice […]

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Takuya Izawa and Tomoki Nojiri claimed victory in Super GT’s Suzuka 300km round after holding off the Team Kunimitsu Honda of ex-Formula 1 champion Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto. At the start of the race, ARTA Honda driver Izawa got away cleanly from pole position, while Button came under pressure from a fast-starting Nick Cassidy. […]

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The most successful Super GT team of all time are back on top, as the #23 Motul Autech NISMO GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli won the annual running of Super GT’s “Golden Week classic”, the Fuji GT 500km Race, in a fast-paced strategic battle that saw them fend off the challenge of the […]

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Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura will start Friday’s Fuji GT 500 km Race from pole position after qualifying on top in their Lexus Team Zent Cerumo car on Thursday. Tachikawa took his 23rd GT500 class pole with a time of 1:27.904 in the No. 38 Lexus LC 500 ahead of the second Super GT race […]

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In May of 1994, a new racing championship was born at Fuji Speedway, and with it, a tradition that has endured for the better part of 25 years. Japan’s Golden Week holidays mean one thing for auto racing fans in the country: The Fuji GT 500km Race. Held annually on the 4th of May, the […]

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Nick Cassidy showed good race pace and audacious overtaking moves, to climb up eight places to finish seventh in the first round of Japan’s Super Formula Series at the Suzuka circuit. The 23-year-old had qualified 15th, just missing the second qualifying session. “It was a tough race, but I’m happy with my drive,” said Cassidy, […]

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