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Mugen NSX leads Honda 1-2 in first leg of Sugo test

The #16 Motul Mugen Honda NSX-GT of Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima was the fastest car on the first day of the two-day Official Test Session for the Autobacs Super GT Series at Sportsland Sugo.

Leading a Honda 1-2 order at the top of the GT500 standings, the fastest time of the Mugen NSX and the #17 Keihin NSX-GT (Koudai Tsukakoshi/Takashi Kogure) were separated by just 0.008 seconds in the afternoon session on Saturday!

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Two weeks of testing ahead at Suzuka and Sugo

Though it’ll be a total of nine weeks between rounds 3 and 4 of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, there’s still plenty of work for their teams and drivers to do before the next round at Sportsland SUGO on July 22-23 – and that includes two key test sessions for the teams.

Tuesday will be the first day of a two-day tyre test at Suzuka Circuit from June 6-7, which will see the first competitive Super GT test for former Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button. The following week, during the days of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will see the third official Super GT Test Session of the 2017 calendar year at Sportsland SUGO from June 17-18.

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Syntium LM Corsa team granted 43rd entry at Sugo

On Wednesday, the Autobacs Super GT Series announced which of the three C-Seed teams in GT300 will be automatically entered for the 43rd and final entry at the upcoming Sugo GT 300km Race at Sportsland SUGO on July 23rd.

That final spot on the grid for Round 4 was granted to the #60 Syntium LM Corsa Lexus RC F GT3 of Akira Iida and Hiroki Yoshimoto, thanks to an impressive run of results to start the 2017 season – including a breakthrough 8th place finish at the Fuji GT 500km Race in May.

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Kondo Racing picks up second win of 2017 at Super Taikyu Sugo 3h

The #1 ThreeBond Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R GT3 of Yuudai Uchida, Tomonobu Fujii, and Kazuki Hiramine withstood late pressure from their main rivals at Endless Sports, and scored their second straight win of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Series at the three-hour Group 1 race at Sportsland SUGO.

With the #3 Endless Advan GT-R (Yuke Taniguchi/Hideki Yamauchi/Yuya Motojima) finishing second, Nissan take their second straight 1-2 finish of the 2017 season, along with their tenth straight victory in the top class of Super Taikyu.

The Modulo Honda Civic TCRs scored another 1-2 finish in the newly-renamed ST-TCR category, this time led by the #97 Civic Type R of the “SSS” trio – Shinichi Ito, Shinichi Ebisawa, and Shinji Nakano.

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