The Lexus LC500s continued to top the timesheets in the second day of this week’s private Super GT test held at Okayama International Circuit, but it was the #6 Wako’s 4CR LC500 of Kazuya Oshima and super rookie Felix Rosenqvist that led the way in the second day of the test.
Oshima set the fastest time of the two-day test in the Friday morning test session, and Rosenqvist backed up his co-driver’s benchmark with the fastest time in the afternoon session. In GT300, the #65 LEON Cvstos AMG of Haruki Kurosawa & Naoya Gamou once again paced the field for the day.
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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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At 26 years of age, Felix Rosenqvist has already established himself as a modern-day throwback to the days where a driver would race any car, anywhere, and win races around the world. He’s a Formula 3 Champion, a two-time winner of the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, and a standout of the FIA Formula E Championship.
On Thursday, as part of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Motorsport Activity announcement, Rosenqvist was officially confirmed to make his Autobacs Super GT Series debut in 2018, driving the #6 Wako’s 4CR Lexus LC500 for Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans alongside Kazuya Oshima.
Rosenqvist will combine his Super GT duties with his primary involvement in Formula E, as he continues his activities in Japan after debuting last year with Team LeMans in Super Formula in a sensational rookie season.
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Toyota Techno Craft (TTC) took five of their supported cars from the Autobacs Super GT Series, as well as TOM’s two cars from the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship and the FIA F4 Japanese Championship, to Fuji Speedway for a private test primarily for the GT500 cars.
Four Lexus LC500s, plus a lone GT300 class Lexus RC F GT3, were on hand for the test which was interrupted by a flurry of snow on a cold January morning at the circuit.
The #6 Wako’s 4CR LC500, one of four Lexus sporting their revised 2018 aero package, set the fastest time of the test with a 1:28.483 – but it was an eagle-eyed observer who spotted the biggest story of the test: Felix Rosenqvist, the current FIA Formula E Championship leader, driving the blue and pink number 6.
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