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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Jenson Button feels winning the Super GT title in his debut season is “just as big” an achievement as his Formula 1 championship success in 2009. Button and Kunimitsu Honda team-mate Naoki Yamamoto clinched the 2018 GT500 title by finishing third in the Motegi finale, beating TOM’S Lexus drivers Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa by just three […]

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The Super GT series will hold its first-ever night race when it returns to Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit in 2020. The circuit has agreed a deal to host the night race, using the former Formula 1 venue’s newly installed floodlights, and will host a Super GT round for the first time in seven years. Sepang […]

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Nick Cassidy says it would be “natural” for Honda to use team orders in support of Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto’s Super GT title bid in the finale at Motegi. Button and Yamamoto’s chances of winning the 2018 GT500 championship title received a major boost when they qualified second for the final round of the […]

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Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy erased the gap between themselves and Super GT points leaders Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto with victory at Autopolis. The TOM’s Lexus pair won Sunday’s 300km penultimate race of the season while Button and Yamamoto finished fifth in their Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX-GT, resulting in a 14-point swing. It means […]

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Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto moved to the top of the Japanese Super GT standings with their first win of the season at Sportsland Sugo. The Team Kunimitsu pair came out on top in a close-fought 300km race that saw pole-sitter Yamamoto lose his lead in the opening stint before Button reclaimed the No. 100 […]

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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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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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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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