The final of the big three manufacturer fan festivals in Japan brings us back to Fuji Speedway, home circuit of the Toyota Motor Corporation, for the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival this Sunday.
It’s a celebration of Toyota’s successes across the world of motorsport – their winning return to the FIA World Rally Championship, a solid season in the World Endurance Championship, and of course, winning Japan’s two biggest championships – the Autobacs Super GT Series and the Japanese Super Formula Championship.
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The second of the big three manufacturer fan festivals in Japan is the Honda Racing Thanks Day, which will be held this weekend, on 3 December, at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
Honda’s top stars from the Autobacs Super GT Series and the Japanese Super Formula Championship will be joined by top Honda riders from MotoGP and the world of Superbike racing, Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne, WTCC drivers including Super GT legend Ryo Michigami, and the star of the show – Indianapolis 500 winner, Takuma Sato.
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The Super GT season may be over, but the end of motorsport season isn’t complete before the big three manufacturers – Toyota, Nissan, and Honda – hold their respective end-of-year racing festivals, paying homage to their racing heritage and celebrating their current successes with their greatest racing heroes of yesterday and today.
Nissan will be the first manufacturer to hold their racing festival: The 20th NISMO Festival from Fuji International Speedway is this Sunday – and with several marquee exhibitions and an international livestream, this promises to be the most accessible of the three to the global audience.
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When fans of the Autobacs Super GT Series unleash their creativity, it only serves to add new life to one of the best forms of motor racing on the planet.
Take for instance, an outstanding, four-page, informational comic about Super GT written and illustrated by artist YUH. It was published last week and has already caught the eye of many – including the series themselves, who retweeted it to their official Twitter account last week.
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