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Takuya Izawa rejoins ARTA for 2018

At this weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon, Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (ARTA) revealed their 2018 activities in the Autobacs Super GT Series in both GT500 and GT300 categories.

Former Team Kunimitsu driver Takuya Izawa was introduced as the new driver of the #8 ARTA Honda NSX-GT during Honda’s Super GT activities announcement, then joined the rest of his ARTA team during their own TAS panel.

Izawa and Tomoki Nojiri will drive the fabled ARTA NSX, while the #55 ARTA BMW M6 GT3 will be driven by former champion Shinichi Takagi and second-generation sophomore Sean Walkinshaw.

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2017 Super GT World Awards: International Driver of the Year

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

As Super GT becomes a sport that reaches a wider audience with every passing year, it attracts the attention of some of the best drivers from around the world. To honour the best driver from overseas, Super GT World presents the International Driver of the Year award, given to the best non-Japanese driver.

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2017 Super GT World Awards: Shingo Tachi Memorial Award

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

The Shingo Tachi Memorial Award is given annually to the most outstanding first year driver in Super GT across both GT500 and GT300 categories. It is named after 1998 GT300 Drivers’ Champion Shingo Tachi (1977-1999), who in his first and only season in a tragically shortened career, won the championship and set several unmatchable rookie records along the way.

Here were the finalists, followed by the winner, of this prestigious award.

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LEON Racing takes dramatic Motegi victory; Goodsmile Racing win 3rd GT300 title

K2 R&D LEON Racing finished out the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series in stunning and dramatic fashion this Sunday, winning the season-ending Motegi GT Grand Final at Twin Ring Motegi with a penultimate-lap pass. It was the second victory of the year for Haruki Kurosawa, Naoya Gamou, and the #65 LEON Cvstos Mercedes-AMG GT3.

And with a third place finish, the #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku AMG of Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka took the GT300 championships for the third time for both Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO, and their two drivers – cementing the team’s legacy as one of the all-time great squads in Super GT history.

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