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Super GT Stat Blast: Fuji GT 500km Race

Fuji Speedway Facts

Located in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Opened in December 1965
First reconfigured in 1975, modified in 1986, 1993, and renovated again in 2005
Purchased by Toyota Motor Corporation in Autumn 2000

Track Length: 4.563 kilometers / 2.835 miles
Track Width: 15 – 25 meters
Elevation Change: 40 meters

First Super GT Championship Race held in 1994
Race Length: 110 laps / 501.93 kilometers

  • Located less than 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo
  • Host of the first All-Japan GT Championship Race on May 1, 1994
  • Host of four Formula One Japanese Grands Prix – 1976, 1977, 2007, and 2008
  • Host of the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji (formerly the Fuji 1000km)
  • Circuit re-opened on April 10, 2005 after 18 months of extensive renovations carried out by Toyota and designer Hermann Tilke
  • Will be the road cycling venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics
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2018 Super GT World Awards: GT500 Driver of the Year

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

The GT500 class of Super GT may be the pinnacle of sports car racing today. 30 of the world’s best drivers, battling for the honours for Japan’s biggest automakers, in the fastest GT silhouette cars on the planet. Amongst them, only one driver can be called, “Driver of the Year.”

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2018 Super GT World Awards: GT300 Driver of the Year

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

We are proud to announce the GT300 Driver of the Year, honouring the most outstanding individual driver in the ultra-competitive second class of Super GT.

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2018 Super GT World Awards: Shingo Tachi Memorial Award

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

The Shingo Tachi Memorial Award is given annually to the most outstanding rookie driver in Super GT across both GT500 and GT300 categories.

The award is named in honour of the late Shingo Tachi, who set numerous JGTC/Super GT records in his debut year in 1998, winning the GT300 Drivers’ Championship with Keiichi Suzuki, scoring five wins from six races and finishing with the first 100+ point season in series history. On March 11, 1999, Tachi passed away after injuries sustained in a pre-season testing crash at 21 years of age. This award is presented annually to honour the legacy of Shingo Tachi.

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