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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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#TBT: Super GT in Kyushu 300km, 2011-2015

For this week’s Throwback Tuesday Thursday, we take a look back at the last five runnings of the Super GT in Kyushu 300km at Autopolis. With the 2016 race cancelled due to the damage caused by the Kumamoto earthquakes of April 2016, we are instead looking at the 2011 through 2015 races.

Though Autopolis does not quite have the stature on the calendar that tracks like Fuji Speedway or Suzuka Circuit have, this circuit has produced some incredible moments over the last five times the Autobacs Super GT Series has visited Kyushu – including an all-time last-lap thriller for the ages, two emotional championship-winning moments, and a handful of incredibly dominant performances from both teams and drivers alike.

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#TBT: Fuji GT 500km Race, 2012-2016

It’s time for another Throwback Tuesday segment, this time, reviewing the last five runnings of the Fuji GT 500km Race, the Golden Week classic at Fuji International Speedway.

In these last five years, we’ve seen historic milestones – from the first wins for a hybrid vehicle and a Super GT star of the future, to the final career victory for a legend of the series – and many incredible battles for the win in between.

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Lexus Team au TOM’s fastest in Fuji tests

The second and final pre-season test session for the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series got underway at Fuji Speedway, and at the home circuit for the Toyota Motor Company, it was their fleet of Lexus LC500s which continued to show an advantage over their rivals during Saturday’s two test sessions.

Leading the charge on Saturday’s test session was Lexus Team au TOM’s, the flagship number 36 car setting the fastest time of the day courtesy of James Rossiter, the Brit turning in his best time in the afternoon session. In the morning session, it was the #6 Wako’s LC500 of Lexus Team LeMans that was quickest thanks to Italian Andrea Caldarelli, both drivers leading a Lexus lockout of the top five in both Saturday sessions.

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