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NISMO wins Fuji 500km after heartbreaking Impul blowout

The Motul NISMO GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli took their second straight victory to open the 2016 GT500 season at the Fuji 500km, after taking the lead of the race with four laps to go when a left-rear tyre failure brought a dominant race by the Calsonic Impul GT-R to a gutting, premature end. Continue reading NISMO wins Fuji 500km after heartbreaking Impul blowout

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Breakthrough first win for Leon Racing at Okayama

Leon K2 R&D Racing took their long-awaited first victory in Super GT by leading a Mercedes-AMG 1-2 finish in the new AMG GT3’s Japanese debut.

Haruki Kurosawa drove the opening stint, and young co-driver Naoya Gamou brought the car to the head of the field in the second half to clinch the team’s first race victory, the first career Super GT victory for 26-year-old Gamou, and Kurosawa’s first GT300 win since 2007 at Autopolis. Continue reading Breakthrough first win for Leon Racing at Okayama