Seventy-four laps on one set of Yokohama Advan tyres were just enough for Kondo Racing drivers Masataka Yanagida and Daiki Sasaki to hold on and win the third race of the 2016 Autobacs Super GT Series at Sportsland Sugo.
The #24 Forum Engineering Nissan GT-R held off a field of hard-charging Lexus RC-Fs to take the GT500 class victory, in a race that was stopped six laps short of the scheduled distance after a hard crash by GT300 driver Shinnosuke Yamada (more on that story in our GT300 Race Report). Continue reading Pitwall gamble clinches Sugo victory for Forum Engineering GT-R
There will be a second driver representing New Zealand in the upcoming Autobacs Super GT Series Fuji 300km GT Race, as 26-year-old Jono Lester will make his much-anticipated Super GT debut driving for Lamborghini Team Direction.
Lester passed his rookie test at the most recent official test session at Suzuka Circuit on July 9, and is now set to climb aboard the #108 Direction Lamborghini Huracan GT3 alongside 2012 GT300 champion, Kyosuke Mineo. Continue reading Kiwi Jono Lester set for Super GT debut at Fuji
In the midst of his first season racing in Europe as part of the NISMO Global Driver Exchange, Mitsunori Takaboshi will make an unexpected return to Super GT on August 6-7 at the upcoming Fuji GT 300km Race at Fuji Speedway.
Takaboshi will team up with former GT300 champion Takayuki Aoki to drive the #48 Dijon Racing Nissan GT-R in the GT300 class. Continue reading Mitsunori Takaboshi returns to Super GT with Dijon Racing