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Minimum five pit stops for teams at final Suzuka 1000km

The summer endurance race at Suzuka Circuit will change drastically from the final running of the Suzuka 1000km to next year’s inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours. However, one thing that isn’t changing from 2016 to 2017 are the pit stop regulations for Japan’s great race.

As was the case in 2016, each Super GT team in both GT500 and GT300 classes must make at least five pit stops for fuel and driver changes to comply with the race regulations. In the event of a delayed start or a premature red flag, the GT Association does reserve the right to reduce the number of mandatory pit stops through force majeure. There are no regulations on how many tyres a team can exchange during each stop.

Just as last year, each team will receive 12 sets of dry-weather tyres, and 14 sets of wet-weather tyres from their respective suppliers.

Unlike last year, however, GT500 teams in the higher end of the championship tables will be carrying three different stages of fuel flow restrictors – though with five mandatory pit stops required, they won’t be able to use the reduced fuel consumption to their advantage and make longer runs with fewer stops.

46th International Suzuka 1000km – BoP Tables

The GT Association (GTA), sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, has released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final, at Suzuka Circuit on August 26-27. UPDATE: Tables were revised on August 22.

Changes from the previous round will be highlighted in GREEN for performance buffs or enhancements, and RED for performance nerfs or detractions.

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Entry List: 46th International Suzuka 1000km

The GT Association, sanctioning body and promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, have officially published the entry list for the 46th and final running of the International Suzuka 1000km at Suzuka Circuit on August 26-27.

GT500 Class (15 Cars)

GT300 Class (30 Cars)

Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Jenson Button and Le Mans track record holder Kamui Kobayashi headline the list of 103 drivers representing 45 teams in the field for the last running of the Suzuka summer endurance race as we know it now.

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46th International Suzuka 1000km: Weekend Schedule

Here is the weekend schedule for the 46th and final running of the International Suzuka 1000km Race, the sixth round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, on August 26-27.

This schedule is subject to change up to the weekend of the race.

Session / Time Zone 🇯🇵 JST 🇪🇺 CEST 🇬🇧 BST 🇺🇸 EDT 🇺🇸 PDT 🇦🇺 AEST 🇳🇿 NZST
Saturday, August 26
Practice 9:20 AM – 11:05 AM 2:20 AM – 4:05 AM 1:20 AM – 3:05 AM 8:20 PM – 10:05 PM (8/25) 5:20 PM – 7:05 PM (8/25) 10:20 AM – 12:05 PM 12:20 PM – 2:05 PM
Qualifying 1 2:35 PM – 3:10 PM 7:35 AM – 8:10 AM 6:35 AM – 7:10 AM 1:35 AM – 2:10 AM 10:35 PM – 11:10 PM (8/25) 3:35 PM – 4:10 PM 5:35 PM – 6:10 PM
Qualifying 2 3:20 PM – 3:52 PM 8:20 AM – 8:52 AM 7:20 AM – 7:52 AM 2:20 AM – 2:52 AM 11:20 PM – 11:52 PM (8/25) 4:20 PM – 4:52 PM 6:20 PM – 6:52 PM
Sunday, August 27
Warm-up 10:55 AM – 11:15 AM 3:55 AM – 4:15 AM 2:55 AM – 3:15 AM 9:55 PM – 10:15 PM (8/26) 6:55 PM – 7:15 PM (8/26) 11:55 AM – 12:15 PM 1:55 PM – 2:15 PM
Race (173 Laps) 12:30 PM – 6:28 PM* 5:30 AM – 11:28 AM* 4:30 AM – 10:28 AM* 11:30 PM – 5:28 AM* 08:30 PM – 2:28 AM* 1:30 PM – 7:28 PM* 3:30 PM – 9:28 PM*

Please note that the race has a maximum time of 5 hours, 58 minutes.