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A look back at Super GT’s NASCAR Trio

There’s a deal of respect that should be due to the gladiators of American stock car racing, and the very unique skill sets that it requires to be proficient as an oval-track driver, racing constantly in close quarters on ultra-technical short tracks and 300+ kilometer per hour superspeedways.

The biggest race of their season, the Daytona 500, starts this weekend – a perfect opportunity, then, for Super GT World to take a look back at three drivers who competed both in NASCAR and in Super GT – which includes one of the series’ all-time most popular drivers, and a two-time GT300 class champion.

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Hirakawa, Rossiter return to Super Formula with Toyota

Catching up with the Japanese Super Formula Championship, as part of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s 2018 motorsport activities announcement, Toyota confirmed 10 of their 11 drivers for the upcoming Super Formula campaign.

Two-time and defending Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura will lead the charge for Toyota in 2018, with Ryo Hirakawa returning to the series after a two-year absence for Itochu Enex Team Impul, and James Rossiter returning full-time to replace the retired André Lotterer at Vantelin Team TOM’s.

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Super Taikyu champions ARN Racing switch to Blancpain GT Asia

ARN Racing, the reigning champions of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series’ ST-X Class, announced on Saturday that they will switch to the Blancpain GT Series Asia full-time for 2018, with the same Ferrari 488 GT3 that won Super Taikyu’s premier-class title in 2017.

This is the second notable Japanese team to announce a switch to the second-year championship run by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), following BMW Team Studie’s announcement that they would switch over from Super GT this season with two new BMW M4 GT4s.

Team director Hiroaki Nagai will be one of the team’s two drivers for the 2018 season, and the reigning champions from Super Taikyu’s top category are also expected to take part in the Suzuka 10 Hours this August.

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Phoenix Racing Asia enters Super Taikyu from 2018

The legendary Phoenix Racing name, a staple of sports car and touring car racing across Europe and Asia with Audi Sport, will be a part of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series for the first time in 2018.

Phoenix Racing Asia, co-founded by the great Ernst Moser and Hong Kong racing legend Marchy Lee, will enter two new Audi R8 LMS GT3s into the premier ST-X class of Super Taikyu, featuring a driver lineup representing three different nations and headlined by ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong.
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