For twenty-five years, the Golden Week race at Fuji Speedway has been a staple of the Autobacs Super GT Series calendar! The 36th running of the Fuji 500km is this Friday and Saturday on May 3 & 4 – and here’s your look at the “weekend” schedule!
FUJI GT 500KM RACE – WEEKEND SCHEDULE
all times JST (UTC +9)
Friday, 3 May 2019
8:50 AM – 10:35 AM: Official Practice (1 hour 45 minutes) 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: GT300 Qualifying 1 (15 minutes) 2:50 PM – 3:05 PM: GT500 Qualifying 1 (15 minutes) 3:15 PM – 3:25 PM: GT300 Qualifying 2 (10 minutes) 3:33 PM – 3:43 PM: GT500 Qualifying 2 (10 minutes)
The race will have a full support ticket with the 3rd and 4th races of the FIA F4 Japanese Championship, and the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan. The FIA F4 races start at 1:25 PM on Saturday and 8:40 AM on Sunday. The PCCJ races start at 4:15 PM on Saturday, and 11:55 AM on Sunday!
Here is the schedule converted into eight different time zones for eight key regions across Continental Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Oceanic:
On Wednesday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter and sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming fifth round of the season, the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race at Fuji Speedway.
The Balance of Performance for the GT300 class is administered by the GTA in association with the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) for the FIA GT3 category cars, with all other BoP adjustments handled by the GTA.
There will soon be a dawn of a brand-new endurance racing tradition in the Autobacs Super GT Series – on August 4 & 5, Fuji International Speedway plays host to the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race!
It’s the continuation of the event that began as the Japan Special GT Cup, later the Fuji GT 300km Race, and the first time the Fuji 500 Mile Race has been held since 1992.
Here are the times for every session of the 2018 Fuji 500 Miles.
FUJI GT 500 MILE RACE – WEEKEND SCHEDULE
all times JST
Saturday, 4 August
8:40 – 10:25: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
14:35 – 15:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
15:20 – 15:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)
Sunday, 5 August
11:55 – 12:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
13:30 – 18:35: Race (177 laps)
The support bill for the Fuji 500 Miles will include two pivotal races in both the FIA F4 Japanese Championship, and the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan. Rounds 7 and 8 of the F4 Japanese Championship begin at 13:25 JST Saturday afternoon before Super GT qualifying, and 8:00 JST Sunday morning. Rounds 9 and 10 of the PCCJ begin at 16:20 JST Saturday afternoon, and 9:15 JST Sunday morning.
Below the cut are the session times for other major regions of the world including Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom & Ireland.
On Monday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the entry list for the fifth round of the 2018 season – Super GT’s newest endurance racing tradition, the Fuji GT 500 Mile Race.
All 44 cars and an even 100 drivers are entered into the Fuji 500 Miles, with 12 third drivers entered into the GT300 class for the biggest race of the season on 4-5 August. Here’s how the entry list shakes down: