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Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival this Sunday at Fuji

The final of the big three manufacturer fan festivals in Japan brings us back to Fuji Speedway, home circuit of the Toyota Motor Corporation, for the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival this Sunday.

It’s a celebration of Toyota’s successes across the world of motorsport – their winning return to the FIA World Rally Championship, a solid season in the World Endurance Championship, and of course, winning Japan’s two biggest championships – the Autobacs Super GT Series and the Japanese Super Formula Championship.

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Festival Season commences with 20th NISMO Festival at Fuji

The Super GT season may be over, but the end of motorsport season isn’t complete before the big three manufacturers – Toyota, Nissan, and Honda – hold their respective end-of-year racing festivals, paying homage to their racing heritage and celebrating their current successes with their greatest racing heroes of yesterday and today.

Nissan will be the first manufacturer to hold their racing festival: The 20th NISMO Festival from Fuji International Speedway is this Sunday – and with several marquee exhibitions and an international livestream, this promises to be the most accessible of the three to the global audience.

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ARN Racing win Fuji Super TEC, draw closer to ST-X title

It was the perfect weekend for premier class championship leaders ARN Racing this past weekend, at the Fuji Super TEC 10 Hour Race, the fifth round of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, and the biggest event of the 2017 calendar.

The #8 Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai, Kota Sasaki, and guest driver Tsubasa Mekaru went from pole position, and outlasted the competition in a grueling ten-hour event to take their second straight win of the season. The victory also gives them a massive 19-point lead in the ST-X class championship standings, with just one round left to go in the season.

Further down the running order, Volkswagen took their first win in ST-TCR, and three of the seven class championships were decided – in the ST-2, ST-4, and ST-5 categories.

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Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours set for June 2018

Japan will host the first 24-hour endurance sports car race on home soil in over a decade next year, as Fuji Speedway announced on Friday that the Fuji Super TEC will become the “Fuji Super TEC 24 Hour Race” beginning in 2018.

It will be the first time that Japan will host a 24 hour enduro since 2008, the final year of the 24 Hours of Tokachi at Tokachi International Speedway. It will also be the first time that Fuji Speedway has hosted a 24 hour race of its own since 1968.

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