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Suzuka 10 Hours entry list grows to 30 Cars

The entry list for this year’s Suzuka 10 Hours continues to grow in stature following confirmation that Europe and Asia’s Blancpain GT Series champions will contest round three of the Intercontinental GT Challenge on August 24-26.

Mobilityland, which is planning the inaugural event, has added three further cars to the provisional entry list it originally issued on March 2, thus bringing the current total of FIA GT3 and JAF-GT300-spec machines to 30.

Two of them have accepted automatic invites to attend as reigning champions of their respective regions.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing outlines 2018 Super GT Activities

Toyota Gazoo Racing announced their global motorsports activities for the 2018 season in a press release on Thursday, and with it, outlined their participation for the Autobacs Super GT Series.

Super GT series is the top category of Japanese car racing, and in 2018, Lexus Gazoo Racing will continue to enter the Lexus LC 500. Lexus Gazoo Racing will support 6 teams and 6 vehicles through TRD. In the GT300 class, Toyota Gazoo Racing will enter 2 Toyota Prius and 3 Lexus RC F GT3 models.

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Two-time GT500 Champion Kohei Hirate joins apr Racing

2013 and 2016 GT500 Drivers’ Champion, Kohei Hirate, will drive the #31 Toyota Prius apr GT for apr Racing in the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series.

Hirate joins longtime apr Prius project stalwart Koki Saga in their flagship number 31 entry, while the pro-am driver combination of Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki will return to pilot the number 30 car.

The 31-year-old Toyota factory racer from Aichi reunites for the very team he made his debut with in 2008, for his first tour of duty in the GT300 category in a decade – as the four-time GT300 champion team looks to rebound from a disappointing 2017 season.

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Round 4: Sugo GT 300km Race – BoP Tables

The GT Association (GTA), sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, has released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming Sugo GT 300km Race at Sportsland SUGO.

There’s very few changes to detail. Changes from the previous round will be highlighted in GREEN for performance buffs or enhancements, and RED for performance nerfs or detractions.

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