Tag Archives: GT500

2019 Okayama GT 300km Race: Starting Drivers

GT500 Class

23 – Ronnie Quintarelli
12 – Daiki Sasaki
1 – Naoki Yamamoto
17 – Koudai Tsukakoshi
8 – Takuya Izawa
24 – Mitsunori Takaboshi
37 – Nick Cassidy
3 – Frédéric Makowiecki
6 – Kazuya Oshima
19 – Sho Tsuboi
16 – Hideki Mutoh
38 – Yuji Tachikawa
64 – Tadasuke Makino
36 – Kazuki Nakajima
39 – Heikki Kovalainen

GT300 Class

55 – Shinichi Takagi
96 – Morio Nitta
52 – Shigekazu Wakisaka
65 – Haruki Kurosawa
25 – Kimiya Sato
5 – Yuya Hiraki
4 – Tatsuya Kataoka
56 – Kazuki Hiramine
61 – Hideki Yamauchi
11 – Hironobu Yasuda
10 – Kazuki Hoshino
60 – Hiroki Yoshimoto
34 – Ryo Michigami
88 – Takashi Kogure
33 – Marchy Lee (R)
2 – Hiroki Katoh
360 – Takayuki Aoki
18 – Kosuke Matsuura
7 – João Paulo de Oliveira
87 – André Couto
35 – Nattapong Horthongkum
9 – Naoki Yokomizo
21 – Richard Lyons
50 – Ryosei Yamashita
30 – Manabu Orido
48 – Masaki Tanaka
31 – Koki Saga
22 – Hisashi Wada
720 – Seiji Ara

Super GT Silly Season Update: Nissan and Lexus Spotlight

Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 has wrapped up, and we know who will race for Honda in the GT500 class of the Autobacs Super GT Series in the coming year.

Now the focus turns to the other two manufacturers in the GT500 class, and in February we will soon know who will race for Lexus and Nissan. This will be a quicker update than previous updates.

DISCLAIMER: All of the information in this article is speculative, and has not been confirmed by any of the manufacturers, drivers, or teams involved.

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Takashi Kogure: A Legend On the Crossroads

What comes next in the racing career of Takashi Kogure?

On Friday at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda presented their 2019 roster of drivers and riders for top-level Japanese motorsport – and with that announcement, Kogure was missing for the first time since 2003.

For the first time in over 15 years, the 38-year-old from Kanagawa, Japan will not represent Honda in either the GT500 class of Super GT, nor the Super Formula Championship. He is not the first veteran Super GT driver to step away this off-season, with João Paulo Lima de Oliveira leaving Nissan and Super GT after 13 seasons earlier this month, but like Oliveira, Kogure is seemingly ending a major chapter in his racing life – and now the question is where he’ll continue to race in 2019.

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Super GT Silly Season Solstice-Time Update

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The Autobacs Super GT Series 2018-19 off-season is in full swing, and it’s time for another Hot Stove League/Silly Season/Winter Offseason update from Super GT World.

Much of the information in this article comes from the latest issue of auto sport Magazine of Japan, volume 1497, available now to download and available in print on 18 January.

DISCLAIMER: All of the information in this article is speculative, and has not been confirmed by any of the manufacturers, drivers, or teams involved.

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