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Super Taikyu champions ARN Racing switch to Blancpain GT Asia

ARN Racing, the reigning champions of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series’ ST-X Class, announced on Saturday that they will switch to the Blancpain GT Series Asia full-time for 2018, with the same Ferrari 488 GT3 that won Super Taikyu’s premier-class title in 2017.

This is the second notable Japanese team to announce a switch to the second-year championship run by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), following BMW Team Studie’s announcement that they would switch over from Super GT this season with two new BMW M4 GT4s.

Team director Hiroaki Nagai will be one of the team’s two drivers for the 2018 season, and the reigning champions from Super Taikyu’s top category are also expected to take part in the Suzuka 10 Hours this August.

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D’station Racing wins in Okayama, ARN Racing provisional ST-X champions

Persistent rain couldn’t put a damper on the end of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, which closed out its season by crowning its final set of champions in two three-hour endurance races at the Okayama International Circuit this weekend.

The #777 D’station Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R of Satoshi Hoshino, Seiji Ara, and Tsubasa Kondo won from pole position, taking their first win of the season, while fifth place in the final Group 1 race of 2017 was enough to clinch the ST-X class championship for the #8 ARN Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki – pending the investigation of a fuel system infraction in the final round of the race that sent them to the back of the grid.

Honda and the Modulo Dome Racing Project made history as the inaugural champions of Super Taikyu’s new ST-TCR category, while also winning their class in the final round of the season to boot.

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ARN Racing win Fuji Super TEC, draw closer to ST-X title

It was the perfect weekend for premier class championship leaders ARN Racing this past weekend, at the Fuji Super TEC 10 Hour Race, the fifth round of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, and the biggest event of the 2017 calendar.

The #8 Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai, Kota Sasaki, and guest driver Tsubasa Mekaru went from pole position, and outlasted the competition in a grueling ten-hour event to take their second straight win of the season. The victory also gives them a massive 19-point lead in the ST-X class championship standings, with just one round left to go in the season.

Further down the running order, Volkswagen took their first win in ST-TCR, and three of the seven class championships were decided – in the ST-2, ST-4, and ST-5 categories.

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Super Taikyu prepares for star-studded Fuji Super TEC

Just a week after the 46th International Suzuka 1000km, many of Super GT’s top stars will be in action for the fifth round of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, the ten-hour, crown jewel event known as the Fuji Super TEC at Fuji Speedway.

This year, the Super TEC endurance race will serve as the penultimate round of the Super Taikyu championship – with four of the seven class championships likely to be decided at the end of the longest endurance sports car race in Japanese domestic competition.

And with over forty active Super GT drivers on the entry list, plus a handful of the series’ legends, the quality of the field is in top form – and many expect the race itself to be as well.

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