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2018 Fuji GT 500km Race: Entry List

On Friday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the entry list for the second round of the 2018 season, the prestigious Fuji GT 500km Race, held on the Golden Week holiday of 3-4 May at Fuji Speedway.

The return of James Rossiter and the GT500 debut of Sho Tsuboi headlines the list of new entries into the Golden Week classic, featuring all 44 cars and 95 drivers on the list of provisional entries.

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Super GT publishes Fuji test entry list

On Monday, the GT Association (GTA) published the entry list for the upcoming second pre-season test for the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, to be held at Fuji Speedway on March 24 & 25.

42 cars will take part, as will 90 different drivers, over the two days of the final tune-up before the season gets underway on April 8 at Okayama International Circuit.

The testing lineup is headlined by the GT500 return of James Rossiter, plus the first competitive GT500 test for Toyota young driver Sho Tsuboi, who are expected to race in the Fuji 500km in place of Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi respectively.

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Autopolis race set to move to October 21

The seventh and penultimate round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series at Autopolis circuit will move from its previously scheduled date of October 13-14, back one week to October 20-21.

The announcement from the GT Association (GTA) was shared by Toyota Gazoo Racing ambassador and Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans team director, Juichi Wakisaka, on Tuesday afternoon.

The date change was made to avoid a clash of dates with the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji on October 12-14, and will allow Toyota Gazoo Racing drivers Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi, who also compete full-time in Super GT, to compete in both events.

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Super GT announces official tests at Okayama, Fuji, and Suzuka

At a talk show held at this weekend’s Osaka Auto Messe, Super GT announced the dates of their two pre-season tests, and a single in-season test, for the 2018 season.

Two pre-season tests will be held, first at Okayama International Circuit on March 17 & 18, then the following week at Fuji Speedway, on March 24 & 25. Then, one week after the opening round of the 2018 season at Okayama, there will be two in-season tests, at Suzuka Circuit, on April 16 & 17 – and a second to be confirmed later in the year.

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