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Chairman Bandoh confirms Fuji 500 Mile Race for 2018

On Saturday’s press conference for the media held before qualifying for the Suzuka 1000km, GT Association (GTA) chairman Masaaki Bandoh officially confirmed that the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race will become the new endurance round of the Autobacs Super GT Series when it is first run on August.

This news was first reported on August 9, shortly the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) 2018 motorsports calendar was released, with the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race appearing on the August 4-5 weekend that was confirmed by Super GT on July 27. At the time, no official announcement had been made by Super GT regarding the distance of the event, but on Saturday, Bandoh-san told the press about the new August endurance race at Fuji.

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Fuji GT 500 Mile Race confirmed for 2018

Where one tradition ends, another will soon begin.

On Wednesday, the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) released their first provisional calendar for 2018 motorsports activities, and confirmed that the fifth round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway on August 4-5 will be contested over 500 miles (or 800 miles) as the “Fuji GT 500 Mile Race”.

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