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Hirakawa, Rossiter return to Super Formula with Toyota

Catching up with the Japanese Super Formula Championship, as part of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s 2018 motorsport activities announcement, Toyota confirmed 10 of their 11 drivers for the upcoming Super Formula campaign.

Two-time and defending Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura will lead the charge for Toyota in 2018, with Ryo Hirakawa returning to the series after a two-year absence for Itochu Enex Team Impul, and James Rossiter returning full-time to replace the retired André Lotterer at Vantelin Team TOM’s.

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WEC calendar re-alignment results in second Super GT date clash

Friday’s announcement of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans roster also came with the additional announcement that the historic 6 Hours of Fuji has been moved up one week to the weekend of October 13-14, 2018.

With the announcement, there are now two irreconcilable clashes of dates between the WEC and the Autobacs Super GT Series, which is set to host its penultimate round on the same weekend of October 14 at the Autopolis circuit in Oita Prefecture.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing outlines 2018 Super GT Activities

Toyota Gazoo Racing announced their global motorsports activities for the 2018 season in a press release on Thursday, and with it, outlined their participation for the Autobacs Super GT Series.

Super GT series is the top category of Japanese car racing, and in 2018, Lexus Gazoo Racing will continue to enter the Lexus LC 500. Lexus Gazoo Racing will support 6 teams and 6 vehicles through TRD. In the GT300 class, Toyota Gazoo Racing will enter 2 Toyota Prius and 3 Lexus RC F GT3 models.

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Yuhi Sekiguchi shifts to Lexus Team au TOM’s

One of the Autobacs Super GT Series’ most exciting drivers will move to one of the series’ most prolific rides, as Yuhi Sekiguchi, a dual-class race winner and Toyota Gazoo Racing factory driver, will move to the #36 Lexus Team au TOM’s car.

Sekiguchi, who has spent the last four seasons with Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh, will partner his old rival and Toyota Gazoo Racing ace Kazuki Nakajima in the au TOM’s LC500, riding on Bridgestone Potenza tyres, as Sekiguchi replaces the departing James Rossiter.

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