Thirty teams were entered into the GT300 class in the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, a field boasting unprecedented star power and competition for the second-tier category. At the start of the season, the 2017 GT300 class made a case for being the strongest of all time.
On the eve of the final race of the season, it certainly has lived up to the billing. Amidst a collection of all-pro and pro-am teams, there have been six different winning teams through seven races. Thirteen different teams have put their drivers on the podium. And finally, out of this amazing thirty-car field, we are down to four teams who can still win the GT300 championship, at the 2017 Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi.
And for the top two challengers, separated by just nine points, it really is a case where one team can fulfill their promise, while another team can cement themselves as immortal legends of the sport.
Continue reading 2017 Motegi GT Grand Final Preview: GT300 – History and Destiny Clash
At the end of a journey of eight races, 3,300 kilometers of competition, over eight months, and across two countries, there is one last test. One last 250 kilometer super sprint, to crown the champions of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Super GT season concludes in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, at the challenging Twin Ring Motegi circuit – home of the Motegi GT Grand Final.
Everything is at stake in Super GT’s final November showdown, between five of the best teams, and nine of the best drivers, in the world of sports car racing today as they battle it out in one final fight – for the right to join the roll of honour and become GT500 class champions.
Continue reading 2017 Motegi GT Grand Final Preview: GT500 – Fight to the Finish
The final round of the Japanese Super Formula Championship will take place, fittingly, at the 16th JAF Grand Prix Suzuka at Suzuka Circuit – a two-race final act that will determine the 45th Japanese Top Formula Champion.
Eight drivers – including four main contenders and four longshots – are still mathematically eligible to win the championship, in these final two races of the 2017 season. Two young superstars are vying to become the first rookie champion of the series in over twenty years. It’s all to play for in the richest prize in Japanese open-wheel racing.
Continue reading Special Preview: 16th JAF Grand Prix Suzuka
The seventh round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series is a step into the unknown for the competitors of the GT300 class, whose championship fight is heating up as the series heads to the tropical Southeast Asian kingdom of Thailand, for the Chang Super GT Race at Chang International Circuit in Buriram.
In the fascinating sub-class warfare between the FIA GT3, JAF-GT, and Mother Chassis machines, there’s still yet to be a clear-cut advantage in just three years of racing at Buriram. And entering year four, the picture may not be clear still – especially in terms of the championship, following this penultimate round of the championship.
Continue reading 2017 Chang Super GT Race Preview: GT300 – The Wildcard