Category Archives: Rumours

A first look at the 2018 Nissan GT-R GT3

On April 11 and 12th, Nissan and NISMO put their new 2018 Nissan GT-R GT3 to its paces over two days of testing at Fuji Speedway.

Two weeks later, the latest iteration of Nissan’s GT3 challenger finally broke cover, and man, it looks nice, and it’ll be coming to the GT300 class of the Autobacs Super GT Series next season.

The two days of testing drew plenty of positive feedback from test drivers Michael Krumm, Masataka Yanagida, and Mitsunori Takaboshi – but what’s really fascinating is what may or may not be under the bonnet of the new GT-R GT3.

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Dome Racing rumoured to make GT500 comeback with Honda

Issue number 1451 of auto sport Magazine will be released on Friday, March 3, primarily featuring the 2017 Formula 1 car launches and pre-season testing – but the latest issue of the magazine will also feature a story on the potential for a GT500 return for one of Super GT’s most successful teams.

Two-time GT500 champion team and celebrated racing constructor, Dome, are planning to return to the premier class of Super GT next season, either as a sixth team for Honda or a replacement to an existing team in the fleet.

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January 2017 GT300 Silly Season Update 2: Moving Pieces

On Thursday, AUTOSPORTweb published an updated version of the auto sport Magazine Vol. 1447 GT300 off-season update chart, detailing the rumoured 2017 entry list for the Autobacs Super GT Series’ GT300 category.

In the two weeks since that original update, four teams’ entries were made official during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 weekend – including the debut of Saitama Toyopet GreenBrave, an all-new driver lineup for Gulf Racing with Pacific, and K2 R&D LEON Racing selecting a new tyre supplier in Bridgestone – along with confirmation of Subaru and R&D Sport’s factory racing plans.

And as Ryuji Hirano of AUTOSPORTweb details, the record grid of 31 entries in this year’s GT300 class is starting to take shape – but there are some major driver moves in the works.

As always, be sure to keep in mind that the rumours disclosed in this piece are not confirmed, except when stated otherwise.

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January GT500 Silly Season Update: MOLA evaluating Dunlop switch

With the 2017 lineup of GT500 teams and drivers set to be confirmed for the upcoming Autobacs Super GT Series, we have a clearer understanding of what the teams and driver combinations may look like next season.

The latest updates come courtesy of the January 6, 2017 issue of auto sport Magazine. Two teams have already confirmed their 2017 entries, Team Mugen and Nakajima Racing. So where does the rest of the grid stand?

auto sport can confirm that many of the teams are set in stone for 2017, pending official confirmation – but the biggest new development since December is a potential major shift in Super GT’s tyre war, with MOLA International debating a switch to Dunlop tyres in 2017.

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