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GTA Chairman Bandoh outlines the future of Class One in Okayama press conference

On Sunday morning, before the start of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series opening round at Okayama International Circuit, GT Association (GTA) Chairman, Masaaki Bandoh, spoke to the Japanese media in his first pre-race press conference of 2018.

Bandoh-san’s main focus for his press conference was to outline Super GT’s future plans in their collaboration with the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) championship, including joint-promoted exhibition races that could take place as soon as 2019, and the proposal of a “world championship” between the two series in the near future.

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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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Commentary: One Goal, Now In Sight

It wasn’t the all-out, star-studded, competitive convergence of the two fastest silhouette car championships in the world today.

But last week, when Lexus and Nissan brought their GT500 cars from the Autobacs Super GT Series over to the Hockenheimring for three days’ worth of show runs, on the same circuit as the current-generation cars from the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), it finally, after four years of hype, satiated the desires of fans who had almost given up hope on the long-term goals of the unified Class One regulations.

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ITR x GTA Press Conference – Full Transcript

With thanks to our friend and colleague Geinou of RacingBlog.de, who covered this weekend’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) final round and Autobacs Super GT Series Show Run at the Hockenheimring in Badem-Württemberg, Germany, here is the transscript of Sunday morning’s joint press conference by ITR president Gerhard Berger, and GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh.

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