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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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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Nick Cassidy has put his defeat in Sunday’s Super Formula title decider down to his straightline speed deficit compared to new champion Naoki Yamamoto. Toyota-powered Cassidy missed the win at Suzuka by less than a second to Honda rival Yamamoto, despite closing down a 7.5-second deficit to the Japanese driver in the final laps after […]

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Super Formula points leader Nick Cassidy has put his strong qualifying performance in the Suzuka finale down to a late-night factory trip by a member of his Kondo Racing team. Cassidy was downbeat of his chances of qualifying strongly when speaking to media ahead on Friday after the opening practice session, but ended up securing fourth on […]

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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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Yuhi Sekiguchi held off former Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi to win a treacherous Super Formula race at the Okayama Circuit on Sunday. With rain hitting the former Pacific Grand Prix venue as expected on Sunday afternoon, the start was delayed by an hour and race itself was shortened to 70 minutes. However, the rain […]

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Nick Cassidy celebrated his 24th birthday on Sunday with the best present possible – taking the lead in Japan’s Super Formula series with a third place at the 52 laps Motegi race. The Aucklander now leads both the country’s major championships after finishing second in the Fuji 500 miles a fortnight ago in the Super […]

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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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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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