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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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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Just a week after the 46th International Suzuka 1000km, many of Super GT’s top stars will be in action for the fifth round of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, the ten-hour, crown jewel event known as the Fuji Super TEC at Fuji Speedway.
This year, the Super TEC endurance race will serve as the penultimate round of the Super Taikyu championship – with four of the seven class championships likely to be decided at the end of the longest endurance sports car race in Japanese domestic competition.
And with over forty active Super GT drivers on the entry list, plus a handful of the series’ legends, the quality of the field is in top form – and many expect the race itself to be as well.
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One week after taking part in the grueling 45th International Suzuka 1000km, many of Super GT’s best drivers and a few of their teams followed it up by racing in the Super Taikyu Endurance Series’ crown jewel, the 9 hour Fuji Super-Tec.
The race saw the continued dominance of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in the top-ranked ST-X category, as Kondo Racing scored the overall win to lead a Nissan 1-2 finish.
The #24 ThreeBond GT-R of Yudai Uchida, Tomonobu Fujii, and Kazuki Hiramine completed 302 laps around Fuji Speedway to win by a margin of two laps over the second-placed #13 Endless Sports Advan GT-R, piloted by the all-star lineup of GT300 championship leader Hideki Yamauchi, Masataka Yanagida, Kyosuke Mineo, and video game developer Yukinori “Yuke” Taniguchi. Continue reading Kondo Racing triumph in Fuji Super-Tec