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2019 Fuji GT 500 Mile Race: Weekend Schedule

This weekend is the longest, and most demanding challenge of the Super GT Series. In the long, hot days of summer, it’s the fifth round of the 2019 season, the 17th running of the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race – the new endurance tradition of Super GT!

Here’s a look at the schedule for the weekend ahead:


FUJI GT 500 MILE RACE – WEEKEND SCHEDULE

all times JST (UTC +9)

Saturday, 3 August 2019

8:50 AM – 10:35 AM: Official Practice (1 hour 45 minutes)
2:50 PM – 3:05 PM: GT300 Qualifying 1 (15 minutes)
3:10 PM – 3:25 PM: GT500 Qualifying 1 (15 minutes)
3:35 PM – 3:45 PM: GT300 Qualifying 2 (10 minutes)
3:53 PM – 4:03 PM: GT500 Qualifying 2 (10 minutes)

Sunday, 4 August 2019

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Fuji GT 500 Mile Race (177 laps)


The full support ticket is on offer for the Fuji 500 Miles as well: Rounds 7 and 8 of the FIA F4 Japanese Championship, Saturday at 1:45 PM and Sunday at 8:00 AM JST. Plus, Rounds 9 and 10 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan – Saturday at 4:35 PM and Sunday at 9:15 AM JST.

Here is the schedule converted into eight different time zones for eight key regions across Continental Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Oceanic:

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2019 Super Formula Championship: Fuji Preview

The 2019 Japanese Super Formula Championship is now at the halfway point of the season. Through three races, we’ve seen three different winners – but two-time and defending series champion, Naoki Yamamoto, stands tall atop the championship tables.

In the summer heat, the calendar turns to the historic Fuji Speedway, in the town of Oyama, located a short 100 kilometers west of the heart of Tokyo, and right at the foot of the awe-inspiring Mount Fuji. Second only to Suzuka in terms of the most Japanese Top Formula Championship races held, Fuji Speedway has been the home of countless memorable races throughout its history.

Who will be crowned champion in Sunday’s 55-lap race at Fuji-san?

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2019 Fuji GT 500km Race: Starting Drivers

GT500 Class

23 – Ronnie Quintarelli
37 – Nick Cassidy
12 – Daiki Sasaki
16 – Hideki Mutoh
39 – Heikki Kovalainen
17 – Koudai Tsukakoshi
38 – Yuji Tachikawa
3 – Kohei Hirate
6 – Kenta Yamashita
8 – Takuya Izawa
36 – Yuhi Sekiguchi
1 – Naoki Yamamoto
24 – Mitsunori Takaboshi
19 – Sho Tsuboi
64 – Tadasuke Makino

GT300 Class

56 – Kazuki Hiramine
25 – Takamitsu Matsui
5 – Natsu Sakaguchi
11 – Hironobu Yasuda
360 – Takayuki Aoki
4 – Tatsuya Kataoka
55 – Shinichi Takagi
34 – Hiroki Otsu
7 – Tomonobu Fujii
88 – Yuya Motojima
61 – Takuto Iguchi
96 – Sena Sakaguchi
65 – Naoya Gamou
10 – Keishi Ishikawa
33 – Shawn Thong
2 – Hiroki Katoh
52 – Shigekazu Wakisaka
720 – Álex Palou
87 – André Couto
30 – Manabu Orido
21 – Richard Lyons
60 – Hiroki Yoshimoto
18 – Takashi Kobayashi
35 – Sean Walkinshaw
9 – Kyosuke Mineo
31 – Yuhki Nakayama
50 – Ryosei Yamashita
22 – Hisashi Wada
48 – Teruhiko Hamano

Super GT Stat Blast: Fuji GT 500km Race

Fuji Speedway Facts

Located in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Opened in December 1965
First reconfigured in 1975, modified in 1986, 1993, and renovated again in 2005
Purchased by Toyota Motor Corporation in Autumn 2000

Track Length: 4.563 kilometers / 2.835 miles
Track Width: 15 – 25 meters
Elevation Change: 40 meters

First Super GT Championship Race held in 1994
Race Length: 110 laps / 501.93 kilometers

  • Located less than 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo
  • Host of the first All-Japan GT Championship Race on May 1, 1994
  • Host of four Formula One Japanese Grands Prix – 1976, 1977, 2007, and 2008
  • Host of the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji (formerly the Fuji 1000km)
  • Circuit re-opened on April 10, 2005 after 18 months of extensive renovations carried out by Toyota and designer Hermann Tilke
  • Will be the road cycling venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics
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