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Rosenqvist emerges as Lexus GT500 candidate

There is an update on the 2017-18 Super GT Hot Stove League, as it pertains to the Lexus GT500 fleet, which celebrated its successes in the Autobacs Super GT Series this Sunday at the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival at Fuji Speedway.

AUTOSPORTweb is reporting that Felix Rosenqvist, a star performer in the Japanese Super Formula Championship and FIA Formula E Championship, is now being linked to the Lexus GT500 stable as one of at least two, potentially three, new drivers to make the move to Super GT’s premier class – alongside top candidate Kamui Kobayashi and young Kenta Yamashita.

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2018 Super GT Hot Stove League: The First Glimpse

DISCLAIMER: All of the information is compiled from reputable sources, however, all possible scenarios must be considered speculation unless confirmed by any team, driver, or manufacturer discussed therein.

Racing fans call it Silly Season. Baseball types call it the Hot Stove. Either way, with the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series completed, and preparations beginning for the 2018 season, there is a constant thread that applies to all form of motorsport – that change is inevitable, and that change will happen over the next few months.

The GT500 category is already one of the most competitive classes of racing on earth, and with an influx of potential free agents from outside the series, as well as young stars of the future ready to take their place in the top level of Super GT, the 2017-18 Stove League promises to be one of intrigue.

With the help of the most recent issue of auto sport Magazine of Japan (volume 1470, released on Friday), Super GT World runs down the potential scenarios for Lexus, Honda, and Nissan in the 2018 season to come.

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A weekend of mixed fortunes for Super GT stars at Macau

The 64th Macau Grand Prix weekend will go down as one of the wildest runnings of the prestigious street race. The Formula 3 World Cup saw the two leaders crash on the final corner on the final lap, resulting in a come-from-behind victory for Red Bull Junior Team prospect Dan Ticktum. A bizarre twelve-car pileup in the FIA GT World Cup qualifying race took five drivers out of the rest of the weekend.

In amongst the chaos, current and former stars of the Autobacs Super GT Series and other Japanese championships enjoyed mixed success. The successes were highlighted by a landmark WTCC podium for former GT500 champion Ryo Michigami in the fabled Guia Race of Macau, top-ten finishes for Tadasuke Makino in the F3 Grand Prix, as well as Hiroki Yoshimoto and Augusto Farfus in the GT World Cup.

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Super GT stars representing at 2017 Macau Grand Prix

Four current and two former stars from the Autobacs Super GT Series will take part in the 64th running of the Macau Grand Prix on the weekend of November 19, 2017, which includes the historic Formula 3 Grand Prix, and the FIA GT World Cup, both run on the demanding 6.1 kilometer Guia Circuit.

Yuhi Sekiguchi, Kenta Yamashita, and Sho Tsuboi will lead the Japanese contingent in the Formula 3 race, while Hiroki Yoshimoto will represent Japan in the all-pro GT World Cup – two events stacked with top-flight talent from top to bottom.

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