2018 Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival: Weekend Schedule

Legendary Suzuka Circuit is the home of the upcoming Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival, the third round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, on May 19-20. Here’s a look at the weekend schedule to come for this pivotal race:


SUZUKA GT 300KM RACE – WEEKEND SCHEDULE

all times JST

Saturday, 19 May

  • 9:00 – 10:45: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 14:35 – 15:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 15:20 – 15:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 20 May

  • 13:05 – 13:25: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 14:40 – 17:40: Race (52 laps)

The FIA F4 Japanese Championship and the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan will be the supporting categories for the Suzuka GT 300km Race. Rounds 5 and 6 of the FIA F4 Japanese Championship will be held Saturday at 13:40 JST, and Sunday at 8:45 JST respectively. The PCCJ races will be held Saturday at 16:20 JST, and Sunday at 12:00 JST.

Below the cut are the session times for other major regions of the world including Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom & Ireland.


UNITED STATES – EASTERN

Subtract 1 hour for those in the Central Time Zone:

Friday, 18 May

  • 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Saturday, 19 May

  • 1:35 AM – 2:10 AM: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 2:20 AM – 2:48 AM: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 20 May

  • 12:05 AM – 12:25 AM: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 1:40 AM – 4:40 AM: Race (52 laps)

UNITED STATES – PACIFIC

Add 1 hour for those in the Mountain Time Zone:

Friday, 18 May

  • 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 10:35 PM – 11:10 PM: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 11:20 PM – 11:48 PM: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Saturday, 19 May

  • 9:05 PM – 9:25 PM: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 10:40 PM – 1:40 AM: Race (52 laps)

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

Jenson Button was the quickest driver in the Suzuka tests this April, he, Jann Mardenborough, James Rossiter, GT300 class winner Sean Walkinshaw, Richard Lyons and Richard Bradley make up the UK contingent at Suzuka:

Saturday, 19 May

  • 1:00 – 2:45: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 6:35 – 7:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 7:20 – 7:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 20 May

  • 5:05 – 5:25: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 6:40 – 9:40: Race (52 laps)

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

Will Ronnie Quintarelli make it two wins in a row for NISMO?

Saturday, 19 May

  • 2:00 – 3:45: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 7:35 – 8:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 8:20 – 8:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 20 May

  • 6:05 – 6:25: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 7:40 – 10:40: Race (52 laps)

AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY)

Subtract two hours for those in Western Australia (Perth):

Thursday, 3 May

  • 10:00 – 11:45: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 15:35 – 16:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 16:20 – 16:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Friday, 4 May

  • 14:05 – 14:25: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 15:40 – 18:40: Race (52 laps)

NEW ZEALAND

Nick Cassidy is back in action as he continues his GT500 Championship defense at Suzuka:

Thursday, 3 May

  • 12:00 – 13:45: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 17:35 – 18:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 18:20 – 18:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Friday, 4 May

  • 16:05 – 16:25: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 17:40 – 20:40: Race (52 laps)

 

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