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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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Super GT Hot Stove League: The November 30 Edition

Super GT’s silly season, or “Hot Stove League”, is back. Most of the information in this piece comes from the latest issue of auto sport Magazine, volume 1495, available in digital format now and in print 14 December.

This edition breaks down the potential changes to the GT500 driver fleets for Honda, Toyota (Lexus), and Nissan as the 2019 season approaches.

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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GTNET Motor Sports win action-packed Super Taikyu opener at Suzuka

In a dramatic first act of the 2018 Pirelli Super Taikyu Series at Suzuka Circuit, it was the #99 Y’s Distraction GTNET Nissan GT-R of Teruhiko Hamano, Kazuki Hoshino, and Kiyoto Fujinami that took the overall and ST-X class victory after 5 hours and 133 laps of racing on Sunday.

The win came following a drive-through penalty assessed to the #24 ThreeBond Nissan Gakuen GT-R of Yuudai Uchida, Tomonobu Fujii, and Kazuki Hiramine for a collision with the Y’s Distraction GT-R in the last 90 minutes of the race, relegating the polesitters to second in a Nissan 1-2 finish to kick off the Pirelli era in Super Taikyu.

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