Welcome to the second installment of the International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, a look back at the winners of Japan’s great race at Suzuka Circuit, in the build-up to the 46th and final running of the event.
This installment focuses on the overall winners from before the GT500 era, through the first 27 runnings of the event from 1966 to 1998 – a span of over 30 years that encompasses many landmark eras of endurance sports car racing, including the Group C sports prototypes that starred in the 1980s and early 1990s.
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Welcome to the first part of our multi-installment series – The International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, a look back at the winners of Japan’s Great Race, on the eve of the 46th and final running of the Suzuka 1000km on August 27, 2017.
Our first installment covers the GT300 class, which has been a part of the Suzuka 1000km since 1999.
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Former Porsche Carrera Cup Japan champion and two-time Super Taikyu champion Yuya Motojima will drive the #33 D’station Porsche 911 GT3-R at the following two rounds of the Autobacs Super GT Series, the team confirmed in a press release today.
The 26-year old will replace the injured former champion André Couto, who himself was set to replace the absent rookie Sven Müller, this weekend at Sportsland SUGO and again on August 5-6 at Fuji International Speedway for the Fuji GT 300km Race.
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The fourth time was the charm for ARN Racing, for Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki, and their #8 Ferrari 488 GT3 – as they took their first win of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series in the Group 1 race at Autopolis on Sunday.
The victory ended a remarkable eleven-race undefeated streak for the Nissan GT-R GT3s, who all hit trouble during the race – and have now turned the championship on its ear heading into September’s Fuji Super-TEC Endurance Race.
The Group 2 race held earlier in the morning was won overall by the #86 TOM’s Spirit Toyota 86 (Takamitsu Matsui/Naoya Gamou/Sho Tsuboi), which won the ST-4 class for the third consecutive race.
Continue reading ARN Racing conquers Nissan’s streak in Super Taikyu at Autopolis