Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans fastest in 2nd day of Okayama manufacturer test

The Lexus LC500s continued to top the timesheets in the second day of this week’s private Super GT test held at Okayama International Circuit, but it was the #6 Wako’s 4CR LC500 of Kazuya Oshima and super rookie Felix Rosenqvist that led the way in the second day of the test.

Oshima set the fastest time of the two-day test in the Friday morning test session, and Rosenqvist backed up his co-driver’s benchmark with the fastest time in the afternoon session. In GT300, the #65 LEON Cvstos AMG of Haruki Kurosawa & Naoya Gamou once again paced the field for the day.

The clouds of Thursday gave way to bright sunshine over the 3.7 kilometer Okayama circuit on Friday morning, with the session kicking off just after 10 AM.

All three GT500 manufacturers were in the top four places on the Friday morning leaderboard – but it was still a Lexus at the top, with Oshima improving by more than a tenth of a second on the best time from Friday, recording a best time of 1:17.592.

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The #12 Calsonic Impul GT-R (Daiki Sasaki/Jann Mardenborough) took second, ahead of the #1 KeePer TOM’s LC500 (Ryo Hirakawa/Nick Cassidy/Yuhi Sekiguchi) in third place, followed by the best of the Hondas, the #17 Keihin NSX-GT.

Come the afternoon session, conditions weren’t quite as ideal for fast times, but the blue and pink Wako’s LC500 was still at the head of the field, as Rosenqvist posted a best time of 1:18.103 for the afternoon.

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The Keihin NSX finished the afternoon session in 2nd, followed by the Thursday pacesetters, the #38 ZENT Cerumo LC500 (Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura) running in third.

In total, seven of the nine GT500 teams were able to go under the 1 minute 18 second threshold during both days of the test.

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All three GT300 cars went under the 1 minute 26 barrier in the morning test, led by the LEON AMG and their best time of a 1:25.556. In the afternoon session, the new #34 Modulo Kenwood NSX GT3 (Ryo Michigami/Hiroki Otsu) finished P1 after being last in the three previous sessions.

Image Credit: Ryuji Hirano, Toshikazu Moriyama / AUTOSPORTweb

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