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GT500 and DTM machines on track together at Motegi

One of the highlights of Saturday action at Twin Ring Motegi was the first demonstration for the cars of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) in Japan, as they ran on track alongside the GT500 cars of the Autobacs Super GT Series in the first of two demo runs held shortly after the conclusion of Saturday free practice.

Former GT500 champion Loïc Duval, Suzuka 1000km guest driver Augusto Farfus, and Maro Engel represented Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-AMG respectively as the V8-powered German machines took to the track for the first time on Japanese soil – to be joined by 2016 GT500 champion Heikki Kovalainen, four-time GT500 champion Ronnie Quintarelli, and Tomoki Nojiri, representing Lexus, Nissan, and Honda.

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Goodsmile Racing take major step to GT300 title with Motegi pole

A perfect Saturday continued for the Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO squad, who followed up posting the fastest time in the morning practice session with the top times in both stages of knockout qualifying – earning them the pole for tomorrow’s Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi.

Two brilliant performances from champion drivers Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka have put the #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 one step closer to clinching the team’s third GT300 championship in seven years, with both drivers earning a bonus point – and now requiring only a podium finish at the minimum to win the 2017 GT300 championships.

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2017 Motegi GT Grand Final Preview: GT300 – History and Destiny Clash

Thirty teams were entered into the GT300 class in the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, a field boasting unprecedented star power and competition for the second-tier category. At the start of the season, the 2017 GT300 class made a case for being the strongest of all time.

On the eve of the final race of the season, it certainly has lived up to the billing. Amidst a collection of all-pro and pro-am teams, there have been six different winning teams through seven races. Thirteen different teams have put their drivers on the podium. And finally, out of this amazing thirty-car field, we are down to four teams who can still win the GT300 championship, at the 2017 Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi.

And for the top two challengers, separated by just nine points, it really is a case where one team can fulfill their promise, while another team can cement themselves as immortal legends of the sport.

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DTM confirm show run at Super GT finale in Motegi

On Tuesday, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) made official their plans to have a pre-race show run during the Autobacs Super GT Series championship finale weekend at Twin Ring Motegi.

Former GT500 Drivers’ Champion Loïc Duval, BMW Team Studie third driver Augusto Farfus, and Maro Engel will represent Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-AMG respectively during the two days of exhibition running on November 11 and 12 in the build-up to the Motegi GT Grand Final.

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