CarGuy Racing gave the home fans at Fuji International Speedway something to smile about this past weekend, when they won the first of two races in the fourth round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia this past weekend.
2012 Super GT GT300 Drivers’ Champion Naoki Yokomizo, and 2016 Super GT rookie Kei Cozzolino, capitalized on a calamitous first corner to take the lead of the race, and drive on to an improbable victory in their Lamborghini Huracán GT3, beating out some of the top full-time teams in the series – as well as some of their arch-rivals from the Super Taikyu Endurance Series.
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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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Autobacs Racing Team Aguri have won in both classes at the fifth round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, the Fuji GT 300km Race at Fuji Speedway.
The #8 ARTA Honda NSX-GT (Tomoki Nojiri/Takashi Kobayashi) led nearly every lap from pole position to score ARTA’s first GT500 class win since 2013, as well as Nojiri’s first career Super GT victory – they also broke a nearly two-year winless drought for Honda in GT500, and in doing so, ended Lexus’ five-race winning streak in GT500 dating back to the end of 2016.
At the end of a long, outstanding battle for 2nd, the #23 Motul Autech GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/Ronnie Quintarelli) held off the #38 ZENT Cerumo LC500 (Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura), which took the final podium place.
The #55 ARTA BMW M6 GT3 (Shinichi Takagi/Sean Walkinshaw) similarly dominated the race in GT300, winning the Fuji 300km from pole for the third year in a row, ahead of the #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Nobuteru Taniguchi/Tatsuya Kataoka) in 2nd, which will move into the GT300 Championship lead.
It is ARTA’s first “Double Victory” since the Sugo GT 300km Race in 2013.
Full recaps to follow on Super GT World and at DailySportsCar.com
On Sunday, before the fifth round of the Autobacs Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway, GT Association (GTA) chairman Masaaki Bandoh gave his customary pre-race press conference to the media.
A few of the subjects covered included, but were not limited to, the potential introduction of a Full Course Yellow system, Mercedes-AMG’s sudden withdrawal from the DTM and its impacts on a potential collaboration with Super GT, and even the future of the Fuji GT 300km Race itself from 2018 and beyond.
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