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Fuji GT 500 Mile Race confirmed for 2018

Where one tradition ends, another will soon begin.

On Wednesday, the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) released their first provisional calendar for 2018 motorsports activities, and confirmed that the fifth round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway on August 4-5 will be contested over 500 miles (or 800 miles) as the “Fuji GT 500 Mile Race”.

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Super GT chairman Bandoh talks FCY, 2018 Schedule, and Mercedes’ DTM Withdrawal

On Sunday, before the fifth round of the Autobacs Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway, GT Association (GTA) chairman Masaaki Bandoh gave his customary pre-race press conference to the media.

A few of the subjects covered included, but were not limited to, the potential introduction of a Full Course Yellow system, Mercedes-AMG’s sudden withdrawal from the DTM and its impacts on a potential collaboration with Super GT, and even the future of the Fuji GT 300km Race itself from 2018 and beyond.

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Super GT announces 2018 schedule

On July 28, the GT Association (GTA), the promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, announced the provisional schedule for the 2018 Super GT season.

The 2018 calendar consists of eight races, seven of which will be held domestically in Japan, and one single fly-away round in Thailand. Among the highlights of the new calendar include the return of the Suzuka GT 300km Race on May 19-20, and several existing rounds moving places in the calendar.

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Honda NSX GT3 on sale from 2018: GT300 debut in works?

Already a race-winning car in its debut year of 2017, the Honda (Acura) NSX GT3 will be sold to customer teams for the 2018 racing season, which will make the car available to compete in the United States, as well as in Europe, and in Asia – including the GT300 class of the Autobacs Super GT Series.

The mid-engined GT3 racer, built and developed by Honda Performance Development in North America, will be available at a starting price of €465,000 EUR (¥60,306,000 JPY) and will be sold by Mugen (M-TEC) to customers in Japan.

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