EIcars Bentley have announced that second-generation racing driver Ryo Ogawa will join the team for the first of two official pre-season test sessions, held at Okayama International Circuit from March 17-18.
Ogawa will attempt to pass the rookie license test, in the hopes that he will be able to make his long-awaited Super GT race debut later in the season alongside regular drivers Yuji Ide and Ryohei Sakaguchi.
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At a talk show held at this weekend’s Osaka Auto Messe, Super GT announced the dates of their two pre-season tests, and a single in-season test, for the 2018 season.
Two pre-season tests will be held, first at Okayama International Circuit on March 17 & 18, then the following week at Fuji Speedway, on March 24 & 25. Then, one week after the opening round of the 2018 season at Okayama, there will be two in-season tests, at Suzuka Circuit, on April 16 & 17 – and a second to be confirmed later in the year.
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Persistent rain couldn’t put a damper on the end of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, which closed out its season by crowning its final set of champions in two three-hour endurance races at the Okayama International Circuit this weekend.
The #777 D’station Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R of Satoshi Hoshino, Seiji Ara, and Tsubasa Kondo won from pole position, taking their first win of the season, while fifth place in the final Group 1 race of 2017 was enough to clinch the ST-X class championship for the #8 ARN Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki – pending the investigation of a fuel system infraction in the final round of the race that sent them to the back of the grid.
Honda and the Modulo Dome Racing Project made history as the inaugural champions of Super Taikyu’s new ST-TCR category, while also winning their class in the final round of the season to boot.
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Just one round remains in the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, and three of the series’ class champions will be crowned on September 15 during the sixth and final race meeting of the season at Okayama International Circuit.
This final round of the season consists of two three-hour endurance races, with the ST-X, ST-TCR, and ST-3 class championships to be decided in the second and final race this Sunday afternoon.
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