On Tuesday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter and sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming eighth and final round of the season, the Motegi GT 250km Race Grand Final.
The Balance of Performance for the GT300 class is administered by the GTA in association with the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) for the FIA GT3 category cars, with all other BoP adjustments handled by the GTA.
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Twin Ring Motegi will host the final round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, with a potential winner-take-all championship finale in the GT500 class, and six contenders still mathematically eligible to win the GT300 titles in this final race.
You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a classic title-deciding race at Motegi – here are the dates and times for the entire weekend schedule!
MOTEGI GT 250KM RACE GRAND FINAL – WEEKEND SCHEDULE
all times JST
Saturday, 10 November
- 8:50 – 10:35: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
- 14:00 – 14:35: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
- 14:45 – 15:13: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)
Sunday, 11 November
- 11:55 – 12:15: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
- 13:30 – 15:30: Race (53 laps)
The support bill features the season finale of the 2018 FIA F4 Japanese Championship. Honda-backed prospects Yuki Tsunoda and Teppei Natori, and Toyota-backed Kazuto Kotaka, are separated by 29 points going into the final two races of the season. Will Tsunoda, who has won six races this year, win the title? Or will challengers Natori or Kotaka overtake him in the final round?
Also on offer is the 2018 Honda Sports & Eco Programme Fit 10 Liter Challenge, a one-make sprint race for Honda Fit 3 RS cars carrying just 10 liters of fuel onboard! A race of speed and economy all in one!
Here are the session times in other regions of the world:
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On Monday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the entry list for the eighth and final round of the 2018 season, the Motegi GT 250km Race Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi on 10-11 November.
Straightforward as ever, all 44 cars will be on the grid for this final race of the 2018 season.
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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