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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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UPDATED: 2018 Okayama GT 300km Race: BoP Tables

The GT Association (GTA), promoter and sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, has released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the opening round of the 2018 season, the Okayama GT 300km Race at Okayama International Circuit.

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.

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2018 Okayama GT 300km Race: Entry List

On Monday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the entry list for the opening round of the 2018 season, the Okayama GT 300km Race at Okayama International Circuit on 7-8 April.

A full field of 44 cars are entered for this season-opening round, with the 15 GT500 challengers complimented by a grid of 29 GT300 cars.

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Turbulent Jet Ignition: The next stage in GT500 engine development

Since its introduction in 2014, the Nippon Race Engine (NRE) formula, the two-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder engines that power every car in the Autobacs Super GT Series’ GT500 class, have been a roaring success – reliable, efficient, and powerful beyond comprehension.

This generation of GT500 cars is already the fastest in Super GT history, thanks in large part to the new engine formula, combined with the ever-escalating tyre war between Bridgestone, Michelin, Yokohama, and Dunlop.

But believe it or not, a new breakthrough in the engine development battle between Honda, Nissan, and Toyota could result in even more record-breaking performances and higher speeds from the fastest GT race cars on earth: The introduction of Turbulent Jet Injection, or TJI, which was a breakthrough in Formula 1 engine technology in 2014 – and has now made its way into GT500.

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