2018 Motegi GT 250km Grand Final: Weekend Schedule

Twin Ring Motegi will host the final round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, with a potential winner-take-all championship finale in the GT500 class, and six contenders still mathematically eligible to win the GT300 titles in this final race.

You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a classic title-deciding race at Motegi – here are the dates and times for the entire weekend schedule!


MOTEGI GT 250KM RACE GRAND FINAL – WEEKEND SCHEDULE

all times JST

Saturday, 10 November

  • 8:50 – 10:35: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 14:00 – 14:35: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 14:45 – 15:13: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 11 November

  • 11:55 – 12:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 13:30 – 15:30: Race (53 laps)

The support bill features the season finale of the 2018 FIA F4 Japanese Championship. Honda-backed prospects Yuki Tsunoda and Teppei Natori, and Toyota-backed Kazuto Kotaka, are separated by 29 points going into the final two races of the season. Will Tsunoda, who has won six races this year, win the title? Or will challengers Natori or Kotaka overtake him in the final round?

Also on offer is the 2018 Honda Sports & Eco Programme Fit 10 Liter Challenge, a one-make sprint race for Honda Fit 3 RS cars carrying just 10 liters of fuel onboard! A race of speed and economy all in one!

Here are the session times in other regions of the world:


UNITED STATES – EASTERN

Subtract 1 hour for those in the Central Time Zone:

Friday, 9 November

  • 6:50 PM – 8:35 PM: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Saturday, 10 November

  • 12:00 AM – 12:35 AM: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 12:45 AM – 1:13 AM: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Saturday, 10 November into Sunday, 11 November

  • 9:55 PM – 10:15 PM: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 11:30 PM – 1:30 AM: Race (53 laps)

UNITED STATES – PACIFIC

Add 1 hour for those in the Mountain Time Zone:

Friday, 9 November

  • 3:50 PM – 5:35 PM: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 9:00 PM – 9:35 PM: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 9:45 PM – 10:13 PM: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Saturday, 10 November

  • 6:55 PM – 7:15 PM: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Race (53 laps)

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

Jenson Button bids for his first Super GT championship in his debut season in GT500, and in GT300, Sean Walkinshaw is also going for his first Super GT title. The British contingent is bolstered by Jann Mardenborough, Richard Lyons, and Richard Bradley for this final race of the season.

Friday, 9 November into Saturday, 10 November

  • 23:50 – 1:35: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Saturday, 10 November

  • 5:00 – 5:35: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 5:45 – 6:13: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 11 November

  • 2:55 – 3:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 4:30 – 6:30: Race (53 laps)

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

Ronnie Quintarelli and Marco Mapelli of Italy, Sven Müller of Germany, Bertrand Baguette of Belgium, and in his final Super GT start, Felix Rosenqvist of Sweden make up the rest of the European contingent at Motegi this weekend:

Saturday, 10 November

  • 0:50 – 2:35: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 6:00 – 6:35: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 6:45 – 7:13: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 11 November

  • 3:55 – 4:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 5:30 – 7:30: Race (53 laps)

AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY)

Saturday, 10 November

  • 10:50 – 12:35: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 16:00 – 16:35: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 16:45 – 17:13: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 11 November

  • 13:55 – 14:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 15:30 – 17:30: Race (53 laps)

NEW ZEALAND

Nick Cassidy with co-driver Ryo Hirakawa is attempting to win back-to-back GT500 Drivers’ Championships at Motegi – in prime-time evening hours:

Saturday, 10 November

  • 14:50 – 16:35: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • 20:00 – 20:35: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
  • 20:45 – 21:13: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)

Sunday, 11 November

  • 17:55 – 18:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
  • 19:30 – 21:30: Race (53 laps)

 

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