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Entry List: 46th International Suzuka 1000km

The GT Association, sanctioning body and promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, have officially published the entry list for the 46th and final running of the International Suzuka 1000km at Suzuka Circuit on August 26-27.

GT500 Class (15 Cars)

GT300 Class (30 Cars)

Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Jenson Button and Le Mans track record holder Kamui Kobayashi headline the list of 103 drivers representing 45 teams in the field for the last running of the Suzuka summer endurance race as we know it now.

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Jenson Button comments on “really exciting” Suzuka 1000km challenge

Certainly, the pending Super GT debut of 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has been one of the big draws of the upcoming 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final.

On Friday, June 30th, just after the conclusion of the afternoon test session, Button spoke to the press after a day in mixed conditions in which he got to experience his first competitive testing in the #16 Motul Mugen Honda NSX-GT, which he’ll drive in the Suzuka 1000km on August 27 alongside Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima.

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NISMO leads the way at Suzuka official test

The Autobacs Super GT Series conducted its fourth and final in-season official test at Suzuka Circuit on June 30 and July 1, in preparation for next month’s Suzuka 1000km: The Final on August 27.

Over the course of two days, four sessions, and over ten hours of testing with conditions that ranged from a full wet start to a fine and dry finish, it was NISMO’s #23 Motul Autech Nissan GT-R, piloted by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli, which set the best time of both days of the test.

Quintarelli’s best time from Day 1 on Friday was followed up by the #19 WedsSport Advan Lexus LC500 of Yuhi Sekiguchi, Yuji Kunimoto, and Kamui Kobayashi setting the best time in Day 2 on Saturday.

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Button, Kobayashi to hit the track at Suzuka test

It’s the final official test session of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, and the final tune-up at Suzuka Circuit for the teams and drivers for this August’s 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final.

41 teams and over 80 drivers will take part in the two-day official test session at Suzuka Circuit on June 30 and July 1, which will feature several third drivers as part of the test – including another much-anticipated outing for both Jenson Button and Kamui Kobayashi, the two former Formula 1 stars who will make their Super GT race debuts at the Suzuka 1000km on August 27.

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