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D’station Racing wins in Okayama, ARN Racing provisional ST-X champions

Persistent rain couldn’t put a damper on the end of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, which closed out its season by crowning its final set of champions in two three-hour endurance races at the Okayama International Circuit this weekend.

The #777 D’station Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R of Satoshi Hoshino, Seiji Ara, and Tsubasa Kondo won from pole position, taking their first win of the season, while fifth place in the final Group 1 race of 2017 was enough to clinch the ST-X class championship for the #8 ARN Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki – pending the investigation of a fuel system infraction in the final round of the race that sent them to the back of the grid.

Honda and the Modulo Dome Racing Project made history as the inaugural champions of Super Taikyu’s new ST-TCR category, while also winning their class in the final round of the season to boot.

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Super Taikyu moves to Autopolis for fourth round

The 2017 Super Taikyu Series has seen three rounds of intriguing endurance racing so far, at Twin Ring Motegi, Sportsland Sugo, and most recently, at Suzuka Circuit for a four-hour endurance event.

Now the second half of the season begins this weekend at Autopolis circuit on Kyushu Island, for a weekend consisting of two three-hour races – and a weekend that could put a few teams closer to a championship in their respective classes.

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Super Taikyu Suzuka 4 Hours Preview: Survival of the Fastest

The Super Taikyu Endurance Series returns to action on June 10th and 11th for the first of its two major events of the season. The Suzuka Super Taikyu 4 Hour Race will see all seven active classes, including the newest ST-TCR class, competing on track at the same time in a single long-distance event.

54 teams and over 150 drivers of all skill levels will do battle this weekend, and at Suzuka, there will be a few prolific teams and drivers making their season debuts – including the return of two Japanese racing legends in a single car, and a new machine making its Super Taikyu debut in ST-TCR.

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Super Taikyu drives on to Sportsland SUGO

Golden Week in Japan starts on April 29, with the first of a string of national holidays – Shōwa Day, in this case – and before the Golden Week race in Japan that most know and love, the Super GT Fuji 500km, there is another racing event held to start the week of holidays.

It’s round two of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Race series, two three-hour races at Sportsland SUGO, on April 29th and 30th, featuring several of the very same drivers who will be at Fuji just days later for the 500km.

After just one round of the 2017 season at Motegi, the classes that make up Groups 1 and 2 have been reshuffled, and the newest category in the series, ST-R, has now been rechristened as ST-TCR, reflecting the specifications of the TCR International touring formula.

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