The #36 au TOM’s Lexus LC500 of Kazuki Nakajima and Yuhi Sekiguchi put together the perfect race weekend, taking pole position, fastest lap of the race, and most importantly, a near wire-to-wire victory in the Suzuka GT 300km Race, the third round of the 2019 Autobacs Super GT Series. Only conceding the lead during the […]

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Le Mans 24 Hours winner Kazuki Nakajima and team-mate Yuhi Sekiguchi claimed pole position for SUPER GT’s annual Suzuka round, as reigning champions Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto qualified seventh. Fresh from his against the odds Super Formula win at Autopolis last weekend, Sekiguchi clocked a time of 1m45.775s in the dying minutes of the session, pipping […]

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Scott McLaughlin beat Chaz Mostert to win the opening leg of the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint, despite a first-lap clash with team-mate Fabian Coulthard. The Shell V-Power Racing Mustangs made contact on the opening lap, Coulthard penalised for the Turn 5 incident and ultimately finishing 16th. Click here for full race results McLaughlin rejoined in […]

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Audi sport chief Dieter Gass has said that differences in sporting regulations need to be ironed out before the manufacturer can commit to Japan’s Super GT Championship. Gass has identified the open-tyre rules in Japan and the testing restrictions in the DTM as potential obstacles for adding a Super GT programme with the RS5 DTM. […]

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The Cerumo Lexus team claimed victory in Super GT’s Fuji 500km round after coming out in top in a race-long battle with Nissan’s factory-entered NISMO squad. The race ebbed and flowed between the two teams as the track dried out after early showers, with Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura sealing victory with a move just […]

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A post-race penalty for the No. 17 Honda crew saw Takuya Izawa and Tomoki Nojiri inherit victory in a rain-shortened Japanese Super GT season-opener at Okayama. Sunday’s race was originally advertised as a 300km contest that would run to 82 laps, however poor weather conditions and a pair of red flag crashes brought proceedings to […]

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Over a fortnight between Okayama International Circuit and Fuji Speedway, the teams and drivers of the 2019 Autobacs Super GT Series went through four days and over sixteen hours of testing – which concluded this Sunday with the final day of testing from Fuji. Even though overnight rain showers washed away most of the rubber […]

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Toyota will bring back the legendary Supra name to Super GT next year after revealing a concept version of the racecar at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Friday. The Japanese manufacturer first used the Supra in Super GT’s forerunner the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) in 1995 and enjoyed plenty of success over […]

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Nick Cassidy has turned down an offer to race in DTM – the German Touring Car Championship – in 2019 and will continue to drive for Lexus and Toyota in Japan’s two premier classes, Super GT and Super Formula respectively. “DTM is a bit shaky at the moment and I wasn’t keen to move,” says […]

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For the second time in a fortnight Nick Cassidy has had to swallow the bitter pill of finishing runner-up in both of Japan’s premier motor racing series. With co-driver Ryo Hirakawa the pair’s Lexus LC500 finished just 1.5 seconds behind 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jensen Button and his co-driver Yamamoto Naoki. The two teams […]

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