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Super GT confirms Autopolis date change

On Tuesday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, confirmed the change of dates for the seventh and penultimate round of the 2018 season at Autopolis circuit.

The Super GT in Kyushu 300km will be held on October 20-21 at Autopolis, officially confirming a change of dates that has been in the works since February to avoid clashing with the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 6 Hours of Fuji on October 14.

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Autopolis race set to move to October 21

The seventh and penultimate round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series at Autopolis circuit will move from its previously scheduled date of October 13-14, back one week to October 20-21.

The announcement from the GT Association (GTA) was shared by Toyota Gazoo Racing ambassador and Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans team director, Juichi Wakisaka, on Tuesday afternoon.

The date change was made to avoid a clash of dates with the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji on October 12-14, and will allow Toyota Gazoo Racing drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi, who also compete full-time in Super GT, to compete in both events.

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WEC calendar re-alignment results in second Super GT date clash

Friday’s announcement of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans roster also came with the additional announcement that the historic 6 Hours of Fuji has been moved up one week to the weekend of October 13-14, 2018.

With the announcement, there are now two irreconcilable clashes of dates between the WEC and the Autobacs Super GT Series, which is set to host its penultimate round on the same weekend of October 14 at the Autopolis circuit in Oita Prefecture.

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2017 Super GT World Awards: Shinichi Yamaji Memorial Award

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

In recognition of the individuals whose contributions to the series best exemplify the positive values of sportsmanship, competition, and humanity, Super GT World presents the Shinichi Yamaji Memorial Award. It is named after veteran competitor Shinichi Yamaji (1964-2014), who defined himself and his legacy long after his passing, through a single act of courage in the 1998 All Japan GT Championship.

Last year, there was a unanimous victor, this year, there were seven finalists – but only one could win the award. First, some honourable mentions…

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