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Lotterer, Sekiguchi split victories in Super Formula at Okayama

The 2017 Japanese Super Formula Championship came back to Okayama International Circuit this past weekend, for a crucial double-header weekend at the technical 3.7 kilometer circuit in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Saturday saw Vantelin Team TOM’s driver André Lotterer win the first 30-lap sprint race, and on Sunday, it was sophomore sensation Yuhi Sekiguchi who captured the win in the 51-lap feature event.

Thanks to a win and a third place for the 2011 series champion Lotterer in the two events, plus a scoreless meeting for his teammate Kazuki Nakajima, the German moves into the lead of the Super Formula Drivers’ Championship after three races.

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Super Formula returns with Okayama double-header

The second round of the 2017 Japanese Super Formula Championship will feature the first of two double-header weekends on the season, held at the former home of the Formula 1 Pacific Grand Prix, the Okayama International Circuit.

A maximum twelve points will be on offer over the weekend’s two races, a 110 kilometer, 30-lap sprint on Saturday, May 27, and the 190km, 51-lap “feature” race on Sunday, May 28 – just hours before the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500, and the conclusion of the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring on a busy, busy weekend of racing.

And after Kazuki Nakajima opened his busy 2017 campaign with back to back WEC victories, won the most recent Autobacs Super GT Series round in Autopolis, and went wire-to-wire to take the first Super Formula round at Suzuka, the question is – who can stop the two-time Super Formula champion?

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Cassidy and Sekiguchi take weekend split at Inter Proto Series opener

One week after Lexus Gazoo Racing swept the podium at the Super GT Fuji GT 500km Race on May 4, two Lexus GT500 drivers split the weekend winnings at Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2017 Inter Proto Series at Fuji Speedway, part of the Fuji Champion Race Series.

Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s driver Nick Cassidy took victory in his IPS debut in Race 1 on Sunday, and Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh driver Yuhi Sekiguchi took the win in Race 2 for the Professional Class drivers.

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Inter Proto Series kicks off 2017 season at Fuji

It’s mid-engined, one-make racing featuring some of the top stars in the Autobacs Super GT Series, and it starts this weekend at Fuji Speedway – the 2017 Inter Proto Series, part of the weekend festivities at the Fuji Champion Race Series.

The IPS is the brainchild of Japanese racing legend Masanori Sekiya, and in its fourth season, the IPS grid in 2017 is another star-studded affair in the Professional class.

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