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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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Cars Tokai Dream28 returning for 2018 with “Version 2” Lotus

Longtime GT300 competitors Cars Tokai Dream28 have announced that they will continue in the Autobacs Super GT Series next season, running a full season with a heavily revised version of their Mooncraft Engineering-built Lotus Evora MC.

The team also announced that Kazuho Takahashi and Hiroki Katoh will return as the teams’ two drivers for the 2018 season, their thirteenth year together as co-drivers since 2005.

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International Suzuka 1000km: The Hall of Fame – GT300

Welcome to the first part of our multi-installment series – The International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, a look back at the winners of Japan’s Great Race, on the eve of the 46th and final running of the Suzuka 1000km on August 27, 2017.

Our first installment covers the GT300 class, which has been a part of the Suzuka 1000km since 1999.

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ARN Racing conquers Nissan’s streak in Super Taikyu at Autopolis

The fourth time was the charm for ARN Racing, for Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki, and their #8 Ferrari 488 GT3 – as they took their first win of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series in the Group 1 race at Autopolis on Sunday.

The victory ended a remarkable eleven-race undefeated streak for the Nissan GT-R GT3s, who all hit trouble during the race – and have now turned the championship on its ear heading into September’s Fuji Super-TEC Endurance Race.

The Group 2 race held earlier in the morning was won overall by the #86 TOM’s Spirit Toyota 86 (Takamitsu Matsui/Naoya Gamou/Sho Tsuboi), which won the ST-4 class for the third consecutive race.

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