Porsche’s two customer teams from the Autobacs Super GT Series, D’Station Racing, and Gulf Racing Japan, will enter the 2018 24 Hours of Dubai – the blue riband event of the 24H Series by Creventic – on January 11-13, 2018 at the Dubai Autodrome.
Both teams will enter the top-level A6 category for FIA GT3 cars, with D’Station Racing bringing the upgraded, 2018-spec Porsche 911 GT3-R on track for the first time in advance of their full-season campaigns in Japan.
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On Wednesday, the Super Taikyu Organisation (STO) confirmed the calendar for the 2018 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, to be highlighted by the landmark Fuji Super TEC 24 Hour race.
Six rounds at the six major national racing circuits will be supplemented by a pre-season test, and a preliminary test for the Fuji Super TEC, for the 2018 season which begins on 31 March and 1 April at Suzuka Circuit.
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The 64th Macau Grand Prix weekend will go down as one of the wildest runnings of the prestigious street race. The Formula 3 World Cup saw the two leaders crash on the final corner on the final lap, resulting in a come-from-behind victory for Red Bull Junior Team prospect Dan Ticktum. A bizarre twelve-car pileup in the FIA GT World Cup qualifying race took five drivers out of the rest of the weekend.
In amongst the chaos, current and former stars of the Autobacs Super GT Series and other Japanese championships enjoyed mixed success. The successes were highlighted by a landmark WTCC podium for former GT500 champion Ryo Michigami in the fabled Guia Race of Macau, top-ten finishes for Tadasuke Makino in the F3 Grand Prix, as well as Hiroki Yoshimoto and Augusto Farfus in the GT World Cup.
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Ritomo Miyata, one of the impressive young prospects of the Toyota Young Driver Programme (TDP), has made FIA Formula 4 history by becoming the first back-to-back champion of the F4 Japanese Championship, the official support series of the Autobacs Super GT Series.
On the strength of a win and a third place finish in two races at Twin Ring Motegi this past weekend, Miyata overturned a 13-point deficit to rival Ukyo Sasahara to win his second F4 championship – the first multi-time champion of an FIA Formula 4 series – as well as the third in as many seasons for the TOM’s Spirit team.
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