Category Archives: Rumours

Super GT Hot Stove League Update: The Last Pieces of the Puzzle

With all of the GT500 teams and drivers confirmed for the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, we can now account for 21 confirmed entries into the GT300 class for next year of an expected 30, with 19 of those teams having two confirmed drivers for this season.

But there are still many prolific teams who have yet to confirm their entries for the 2018 season, including last year’s GT300 championship runners-up at K2 R&D LEON Racing, and series stalwarts like Audi Team Hitotsuyama and Team JLOC.

From the pages of auto sport Magazine, Volume 1474 (which was released digitally this Friday), we can now ascertain what the rest of the grid might look like when it is announced in the weeks to come – with at least one team set to confirm its plans this coming week.

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GT300 Hot Stove League Updates: The Ever-Rising Standard

The field in the Autobacs Super GT Series is starting to come together, following a raft of driver and team announcements during the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

This edition of the Hot Stove League updates comes courtesy of the upcoming February 2nd issue of auto sport Magazine, with a focus on a GT300 field that projects to see thirty cars on the grid for 2018 – perhaps more – and also focuses on what the future brings for three GT500 drivers from 2017 who seem destined for a hard-luck relegation to what is, still, a very competitive GT300 category.

There will also be more shuffling within the ranks of the established GT300 players, as outlined in this latest batch of Silly Season rumours from the Japanese magazine.

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Boxing Day Unboxing: The Latest Hot Stove Updates! (Updated)

The final 2017 issue of auto sport Magazine has the latest updates on the 2017-18 Super GT Hot Stove League, with the first official entry announcements having already come in courtesy of defending GT300 champions Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO, and GT300 prospective newcomers CarGuy Racing.

Available on newsstands December 29, 2017 (and digitally, January 19, 2018), the newest auto sport brings us a more concrete picture of the GT500 grid – and more potential players in the GT300 grid as well!

DISCLAIMER: All of the information is compiled from reputable sources, however, all possible scenarios must be considered speculation unless confirmed by any team, driver, or manufacturer discussed therein.

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Hot Stove League Update: Piecing the 2018 grid together

With the festival season concluded in Japan, the manufacturers in the Autobacs Super GT Series now turns its focus towards the 2018 season – and there will be some significant changes to emerge out of the 2017-18 “Hot Stove League”.

Our latest update comes courtesy of the staff at Motorsport.com, anchored by Tomohiro Yoshita, and after a whirlwind of information in the first reports from auto sport Magazine, the pieces are starting to come together for what the GT500 grid might actually look like in 2018.

DISCLAIMER: While all possible scenarios are gathered from reliable sources, all information in this article is purely speculation, until confirmed by the manufacturers, teams, and drivers mentioned hereafter.

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