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Honda announces 2018 GT500 programme

The attention of Super GT fans around the world was drawn Friday to the famous Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, Japan, site of the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon.

It was here where Honda were the first to announce their full GT500 programme for the 2018 season, headlined by the arrival of Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button at Team Kunimitsu, and Takuya Izawa moving back to Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (ARTA).

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Nakajima Racing to feature Trume watch brand at Motegi

One of the most familiar machines in the Autobacs Super GT Series will have a drastically new look for the upcoming Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi, as the #64 Epson Modulo Honda NSX-GT of Bertrand Baguette & Kosuke Matsuura will feature Epson’s new watch brand, Trume, as the title sponsor of the car.

Nakajima Racing’s challenger will have a brand-new livery, predominantly black and red – a contrast to the traditional white & blue Epson liveries – for the final race of the 2017 season to promote the new line of watches.

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Unpacking the Final Suzuka 1000km

At the crossover point of being as far removed from the 46th and final International Suzuka 1000km as we are to the approach of the penultimate round of the Autobacs Super GT Series, it’s as good a time as any to look back on a landmark event for the series.

Emotional upset victories. Star-making performances. Instances of triumph and heartbreak. And the one-off arrival of a game-changing superstar. It was all on display three weeks ago at Suzuka.

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Epson Nakajima Racing shock the world at Suzuka 1000km

The 46th International Suzuka 1000km was destined to be a classic – but few could have predicted the winner of the final 1000km endurance race at Suzuka Circuit.

The #64 Epson Modulo Honda NSX-GT of Bertrand Baguette and Kosuke Matsuura emerged as the unexpected winner of the final Suzuka 1000km, taking Honda’s eighth overall victory in the event, and ending a winless drought for Nakajima Racing that lasted nearly ten painful years – and did it in style, with a signature victory in the biggest race of the season.

It was the emotional climax to a race that was bound with a mix of exciting action, intrigue, heartache, and displays of indomitable spirit up and down the GT500 grid to close out the first era of the Suzuka summer endurance race.

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