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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.

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2018 Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival: Entry List

On Friday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the entry list for the third round of the 2018 season, the Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival, held at the legendary Suzuka Circuit.

The first 300km sprint at Suzuka will feature all 44 cars and 88 drivers entered in total, with Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi both returning to Super GT action on May 19-20.

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2018 Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival: BoP Tables

The GT Association (GTA), promoter and sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming third round of the season, the Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival at Suzuka Circuit.

The Balance of Performance for the GT300 class is administered by the GTA in association with the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) for the FIA GT3 category cars, with all other BoP adjustments handled by the GTA.

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Lexus Gazoo Racing reshuffles chief engineers

Just one week after the sudden and tragic passing of Lexus Team LeMans Wako’s chief engineer Kenji Yamada, Lexus Gazoo Racing have installed their succession plan, beginning next week at the Fuji GT 500km Race.

Championship-winning engineer Kotaro Tanaka will join Lexus Team LeMans as their new chief engineer, in an official press release from Saturday. In a corresponding move, Lexus Team SARD have promoted Akinori Kasai to chief engineer in place of Tanaka, that announcement also put out by SARD on the same day.

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