The #19 WedsSport Advan Lexus LC500 of Yuhi Sekiguchi and Yuji Kunimoto will likely be the favourites to extend Lexus’ unbeaten GT500 record in 2017. They proved just that, as Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh went fastest in Saturday’s free practice session for the Fuji GT 300km Race.
Sekiguchi laid down his fastest lap of the day in the #19 WedsSport LC500 in the final minutes of practice, and together with the two Lexus Team TOM’s cars who took second and third at the chequered flag, Lexus took another 1-2-3 result in practice. In GT300, it was the #55 ARTA BMW M6 GT3 (Shinichi Takagi/Sean Walkinshaw) that went fastest.
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With the sun set to rise over Fuji Speedway soon for practice and qualifying for Round 5 of the Autobacs Super GT Series, we may have rain on the forecast for the second consecutive race.
With Typhoon Noru approaching Japan this weekend and set to bring torrential rain and winds to the southern parts of the country, there may be rain from the outskirts of the storm that could throw a curveball to the Super GT teams in this weekend’s Fuji 300km.
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Red Bull Air Race pilot Yoshihide Muroya is set to bring his top-notch aerobatic skills to Fuji Speedway this weekend, as he is set to perform two demonstration runs for the fans at this weekend’s Fuji GT 300km Race.
The “Yoshihide Muroya Special Flight at Fuji Speedway presented by Lexus” will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and consists of two low-altitude aerobatic flights over the 1.475 kilometer front straightaway.
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The GT300 class remains ever-competitive and ever-unpredictable through four rounds of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series. So far, we’ve seen stunning results, first-time winners, rookie sensations, memorable photo finishes, and brilliant driving from top to bottom in the largest GT300 field in history.
The second half of the season kicks off at Fuji Speedway, spiritual home of Japanese sports car endurance racing, for the traditional 300 kilometer sprint after the Golden Week classic, the Fuji 500km. The middle leg of the Summer Series, the Fuji GT 300km Race has the makings of another potential classic, especially if last year’s memorable finish between Autobacs Racing Team Aguri and Audi Team Hitotsuyama serves as any indicator.
Continue reading 2017 Fuji GT 300km Race Preview: GT300 – Sprint to the Summit