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Takaboshi extends Formula 3 championship lead at Fuji

On the back of his seventh race win of the 2017 All-Japan Formula Three Championship this past Saturday, and a subsequent second place finish on Sunday, B-Max Racing driver and Nissan Driver Development Programme top star Mitsunori Takaboshi was able to extend his leading margin to 26 points in the drivers’ championship.

Takaboshi split the winnings with Corolla Chukyo TOM’s driver Sho Tsuboi, who won Round 13 of the 2017 championship from pole position on Sunday, recovering from a first-lap clash with teammate Ritomo Miyata in Saturday’s Round 12.

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NISMO leads the way at Suzuka official test

The Autobacs Super GT Series conducted its fourth and final in-season official test at Suzuka Circuit on June 30 and July 1, in preparation for next month’s Suzuka 1000km: The Final on August 27.

Over the course of two days, four sessions, and over ten hours of testing with conditions that ranged from a full wet start to a fine and dry finish, it was NISMO’s #23 Motul Autech Nissan GT-R, piloted by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli, which set the best time of both days of the test.

Quintarelli’s best time from Day 1 on Friday was followed up by the #19 WedsSport Advan Lexus LC500 of Yuhi Sekiguchi, Yuji Kunimoto, and Kamui Kobayashi setting the best time in Day 2 on Saturday.

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Tsuboi breaks through with double F3 victory at Suzuka

Former F4 Japanese Champion and Super GT rookie standout Sho Tsuboi finally dropped a heavy weight off his shoulders, thanks to two victories and two long-awaited first career victories in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship at Suzuka Circuit.

Tsuboi captured pole position for both Rounds 10 and 11 of the 2017 All-Japan F3 Championship during the Suzuka Clubman Race event, then held off the challenge of two different series newcomers by less than a second to take his first and second wins of the season.

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Mugen NSX leads Honda 1-2 in first leg of Sugo test

The #16 Motul Mugen Honda NSX-GT of Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima was the fastest car on the first day of the two-day Official Test Session for the Autobacs Super GT Series at Sportsland Sugo.

Leading a Honda 1-2 order at the top of the GT500 standings, the fastest time of the Mugen NSX and the #17 Keihin NSX-GT (Koudai Tsukakoshi/Takashi Kogure) were separated by just 0.008 seconds in the afternoon session on Saturday!

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