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Lexus flexes their muscle at Okayama manufacturer test

On Wednesday, 9 GT500 teams and 3 GT300 teams travelled to Okayama International Circuit for the first day of a manufacturer shakedown test – which will precede the first official Super GT pre-season test on March 17 & 18.

Continuing with last winter’s theme of Lexus supremacy, their LC500s recorded the fastest times of both the morning and afternoon sessions, with the #38 ZENT Cerumo LC500 (Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura) recording the fastest time of the day, and the GT300 class in both sessions being led by the #65 LEON Cvstos Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Haruki Kurosawa/Naoya Gamou).

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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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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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Felix Rosenqvist enters Super GT with Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans

At 26 years of age, Felix Rosenqvist has already established himself as a modern-day throwback to the days where a driver would race any car, anywhere, and win races around the world. He’s a Formula 3 Champion, a two-time winner of the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, and a standout of the FIA Formula E Championship.

On Thursday, as part of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Motorsport Activity announcement, Rosenqvist was officially confirmed to make his Autobacs Super GT Series debut in 2018, driving the #6 Wako’s 4CR Lexus LC500 for Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans alongside Kazuya Oshima.

Rosenqvist will combine his Super GT duties with his primary involvement in Formula E, as he continues his activities in Japan after debuting last year with Team LeMans in Super Formula in a sensational rookie season.

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