At Suzuka Circuit, allegiance to Honda runs deeper than any other manufacturer. It’s not hard to see why – Honda Motor Company has owned this circuit for the better part of a half-century, and some of their greatest triumphs in motor racing have come at this fabled figure-eight circuit.
But there’s just one problem for one of Honda’s star GT500 teams, Keihin Real Racing: The Suzuka 1000km has often been a haunted ground of hardship for them – hardship that they hope to reverse in their tenth entry in this race. Continue reading Keihin Real Racing wants to reverse woeful Suzuka fortune
Our first “Top Ten” list takes a look back at ten of the most memorable moments in the last ten years of the International Suzuka 1000km, the crown jewel of the Autobacs Super GT Series. Ever since the race was officially added to the Super GT calendar in 2006, the Suzuka 1000km has continued its tradition of great champions and great racing, whose history intersects so many eras of endurance racing and the evolution of motorsport in Japan as a whole.
Rather than try and rank these moments over the last ten years sequentially, we put them in chronological order and left the reader (that’s you) to decide which one’s the best. Continue reading 10 unforgettable Suzuka 1000km moments of the decade
Six years after their unforgettable photo finish at Sportsland Sugo, Keihin Real Racing drivers Koudai Tsukakoshi and Takashi Kogure return to the circuit for the first time as partners, in search of the Keihin NSX’s first victory since that great race.
Tsukakoshi, aboard the Keihin Honda HSV-010, beat the Weider Honda HSV-010 of Kogure by just 0.025 seconds in the 2010 Sugo GT 300km Race. It was the closest finish in Super GT history. Continue reading Tsukakoshi and Kogure seek more Sugo magic