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The Big Names in the Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours

This week’s Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours is the premier race on the calendar for the pro-am Pirelli Super Taikyu Series, one of the most diverse endurance racing categories in the world – featuring GT3, GT4, and TCR touring cars mixed with a wide collection of race-tuned production cars.

Super Taikyu is not a full professional series like the GT500 class of Super GT, or Super Formula, but in this race there are many accomplished racing drivers who have achieved stardom both in Japan and abroad. Even some of the less-heralded gentleman drivers have earned a great deal of respect for their contributions inside and outside of motorsport.

At Super GT World, we’ve broken down the entire entry list and highlighted the top teams from the top three classes, and the big-name drivers competing in the lower categories, to help you find a team to support in this weekend’s landmark endurance event.

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Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours highlights 2018 Super Taikyu calendar

On Wednesday, the Super Taikyu Organisation (STO) confirmed the calendar for the 2018 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, to be highlighted by the landmark Fuji Super TEC 24 Hour race.

Six rounds at the six major national racing circuits will be supplemented by a pre-season test, and a preliminary test for the Fuji Super TEC, for the 2018 season which begins on 31 March and 1 April at Suzuka Circuit.

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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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