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2017 Motegi GT Grand Final Preview: GT300 – History and Destiny Clash

Thirty teams were entered into the GT300 class in the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, a field boasting unprecedented star power and competition for the second-tier category. At the start of the season, the 2017 GT300 class made a case for being the strongest of all time.

On the eve of the final race of the season, it certainly has lived up to the billing. Amidst a collection of all-pro and pro-am teams, there have been six different winning teams through seven races. Thirteen different teams have put their drivers on the podium. And finally, out of this amazing thirty-car field, we are down to four teams who can still win the GT300 championship, at the 2017 Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi.

And for the top two challengers, separated by just nine points, it really is a case where one team can fulfill their promise, while another team can cement themselves as immortal legends of the sport.

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The Road to the Super GT Championships

For either the twenty-fourth or twenty-fifth time, depending on whether you consider 1993 or 1994 to be the first season of what is now Super GT, we are crowning a set of champions at the final round of the season at Twin Ring Motegi.

Five teams are still mathematically eligible to win the GT500 championship, and four teams are still eligible to win the GT300 championship, with just one race and a maximum of 21 points available at the Motegi GT Grand Final.

How can they win their respective class championships this coming Sunday at Motegi? Let’s go right into it.

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JMS LM Corsa win at Buriram, Goodsmile Racing re-take GT300 points lead

The #51 JMS P.MU LMcorsa Lexus RC F GT3 of Yuichi Nakayama and Sho Tsuboi took a defining victory in Sunday’s seventh and penultimate round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, the Chang Super GT Race at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

The young Toyota drivers’ victory from second on the grid moves them into second in the GT300 championship standings, behind the #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Nobuteru Taniguchi & Tatsuya Kataoka, which finished a strong second and regained the championship lead with just one race remaining.

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International Suzuka 1000km: The Hall of Fame – GT300

Welcome to the first part of our multi-installment series – The International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, a look back at the winners of Japan’s Great Race, on the eve of the 46th and final running of the Suzuka 1000km on August 27, 2017.

Our first installment covers the GT300 class, which has been a part of the Suzuka 1000km since 1999.

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