This weekend is the longest, and most demanding challenge of the Super GT Series. In the long, hot days of summer, it’s the fifth round of the 2019 season, the 17th running of the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race – the new endurance tradition of Super GT!
Here’s a look at the schedule for the weekend ahead:
FUJI GT 500 MILE RACE – WEEKEND SCHEDULE
all times JST (UTC +9)
Saturday, 3 August 2019
8:50 AM – 10:35 AM: Official Practice (1 hour 45 minutes) 2:50 PM – 3:05 PM: GT300 Qualifying 1 (15 minutes) 3:10 PM – 3:25 PM: GT500 Qualifying 1 (15 minutes) 3:35 PM – 3:45 PM: GT300 Qualifying 2 (10 minutes) 3:53 PM – 4:03 PM: GT500 Qualifying 2 (10 minutes)
The full support ticket is on offer for the Fuji 500 Miles as well: Rounds 7 and 8 of the FIA F4 Japanese Championship, Saturday at 1:45 PM and Sunday at 8:00 AM JST. Plus, Rounds 9 and 10 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan – Saturday at 4:35 PM and Sunday at 9:15 AM JST.
Here is the schedule converted into eight different time zones for eight key regions across Continental Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Oceanic:
The 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship is now at the halfway point of the season. Through three races, we’ve seen three different winners – but two-time and defending series champion, Naoki Yamamoto, stands tall atop the championship tables.
In the summer heat, the calendar turns to the historic Fuji Speedway, in the town of Oyama, located a short 100 kilometers west of the heart of Tokyo, and right at the foot of the awe-inspiring Mount Fuji. Second only to Suzuka in terms of the most Japanese Top Formula Championship races held, Fuji Speedway has been the home of countless memorable races throughout its history.
Who will be crowned champion in Sunday’s 55-lap race at Fuji-san?
In the woodlands of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, 25 kilometers south of the city of Sendai, Sportsland Sugo hosts the third round of the 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship!
For the first time since 1996, Sportsland Sugo’s round of the Japanese Top Formula series will be held during the rainy summer season. And initial forecasts do predict rain on and off throughout the weekend.
But no matter the weather, this Sunday’s 68-lap race promises action and compelling drama the whole way through!