Runners-up in the GT300 championships in 2017, and winners of two of the last three Super GT races, K2 R&D LEON Racing announced their participation in the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series.
The #65 LEON Cvstos Mercedes-AMG GT3, which won its class at both the Suzuka 1000km, and the Motegi GT Grand Final, will once again be driven by veteran owner-driver Haruki Kurosawa, and the outstanding Naoya Gamou, who return for their fourth full season together – as they look to improve one spot in the standings.
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On Thursday, Arnage Racing announced their plans for the upcoming 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series. The Yokkaichi-based independent squad, who’ve run cars from Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, and Ferrari in recent years, will switch back to the company of the Silver Arrows as they announced the purchase of a new Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Along with the switch back to a familiar badge, Arnage Racing also announced they’ll reunite a familiar lineup: Masaki Kano, and Hideto Yasuoka, who last drove a full season together in 2015, will return once again as the full-time drivers of their #50 Mercedes-AMG GT3.
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This Saturday, the reigning three-time GT300 champions Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO announced their plans for the 2018 racing season.
Three-time Drivers’ Champions Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka will remain the drivers of the GSR Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3, which will once again carry the GT300 champion’s number 0 as they did in 2012 and 2015.
The team also announced their entry into the 2018 Suzuka 10 Hours, with Kamui Kobayashi joining the team as their third driver for the revamped 47th running of the Suzuka summer endurance race.
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K2 R&D LEON Racing finished out the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series in stunning and dramatic fashion this Sunday, winning the season-ending Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi with a penultimate-lap pass. It was the second victory of the year for Haruki Kurosawa, Naoya Gamou, and the #65 LEON Cvstos Mercedes-AMG GT3.
And with a third place finish, the #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku AMG of Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka took the GT300 championships for the third time for both Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO, and their two drivers – cementing the team’s legacy as one of the all-time great squads in Super GT history.
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