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Festival Season commences with 20th NISMO Festival at Fuji

The Super GT season may be over, but the end of motorsport season isn’t complete before the big three manufacturers – Toyota, Nissan, and Honda – hold their respective end-of-year racing festivals, paying homage to their racing heritage and celebrating their current successes with their greatest racing heroes of yesterday and today.

Nissan will be the first manufacturer to hold their racing festival: The 20th NISMO Festival from Fuji International Speedway is this Sunday – and with several marquee exhibitions and an international livestream, this promises to be the most accessible of the three to the global audience.

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NISMO dominates Motegi Grand Final; Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s win GT500 championship

From an overly eventful start to their race to a confident pole-to-win victory, no team had the measure of the #23 Motul Autech NISMO GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli – which took a landmark victory in the final round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series at Twin Ring Motegi.

Quintarelli and Matsuda took their first win of the season, setting career milestones for both drivers, and for Nissan, as well as avoiding a winless 2017 campaign for the manufacturer and securing second place in the championship.

They finished ahead of the #37 KeePer TOM’s Lexus LC500 of Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy, who with their second-place finish, secured history of their own as the two drivers at 23 years old became the youngest GT500 Drivers’ Champions in history.

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NISMO captures stunning pole position at Motegi

With a championship on the line, the Nissan Motorsports team delivered a stunning lap in time trials when it mattered the most.

The #23 Motul Autech NISMO GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli will start on pole position in GT500 for tomorrow’s final race of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, the Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi – and with their record-setting pole position at the 4.8 kilometer road course, gain a crucial bonus point towards their bid for NISMO’s third GT500 championship in a four-year span.

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2017 Motegi GT Grand Final Preview: GT500 – Fight to the Finish

At the end of a journey of eight races, 3,300 kilometers of competition, over eight months, and across two countries, there is one last test. One last 250 kilometer super sprint, to crown the champions of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Super GT season concludes in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, at the challenging Twin Ring Motegi circuit – home of the Motegi GT Grand Final.

Everything is at stake in Super GT’s final November showdown, between five of the best teams, and nine of the best drivers, in the world of sports car racing today as they battle it out in one final fight – for the right to join the roll of honour and become GT500 class champions.

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