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Super GT Stat Blast: Fuji GT 500km Race

Fuji Speedway Facts

Located in Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Opened in December 1965
First reconfigured in 1975, modified in 1986, 1993, and renovated again in 2005
Purchased by Toyota Motor Corporation in Autumn 2000

Track Length: 4.563 kilometers / 2.835 miles
Track Width: 15 – 25 meters
Elevation Change: 40 meters

First Super GT Championship Race held in 1994
Race Length: 110 laps / 501.93 kilometers

  • Located less than 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo
  • Host of the first All-Japan GT Championship Race on May 1, 1994
  • Host of four Formula One Japanese Grands Prix – 1976, 1977, 2007, and 2008
  • Host of the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji (formerly the Fuji 1000km)
  • Circuit re-opened on April 10, 2005 after 18 months of extensive renovations carried out by Toyota and designer Hermann Tilke
  • Will be the road cycling venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics
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Super GT Stat Blast: Okayama International Circuit

Okayama International Circuit Facts

Located in Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Opened in 1990 as TI Circuit Aida
Renamed in 2005 as Okayama International Circuit

Track Length: 3.703 kilometers / 2.301 miles
Track Width: 12-15 meters
Elevation Change: 29 meters

First Super GT Non-Championship race held in 1998
First Super GT Championship race held in 1999
Race Length: 82 laps / 303.646 kilometers

Located between Hiroshima to the west and Osaka to the east,
200 kilometers west of Tokyo
Has hosted the opening Super GT every year since 2009*
Shortest lap on the Super GT calendar by distance
Former home of the Formula 1 Pacific Grand Prix from 1994 to 1995
One of the “starter” tracks included in the award-winning racing simulator iRacing

(*Scheduled and promoted as “Round 1” in 2011, delayed to the second race of the season due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami)

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Podium finish can clinch 9th title for NISMO

Through six races of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, the #23 Motul Autech Nissan GT-R of the NISMO team now have an eleven-point lead in the GT500 Drivers’ Championship despite Nissan arguably having the least-effective car on the grid.

Drivers Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli have five straight top-five finishes and have yet to finish worse than seventh all season, with a 100 percent scoring rate through six races. As a result, there exists the possibility that NISMO can win their ninth GT500 championship – the third for Matsuda, and a record-extending fifth for Quintarelli – at the Chang Super GT Race in Buriram, Thailand. It would also make them the first driver combination to ever win three GT500 titles together.

We’ve lined out all the possibilities that can clinch the title with a round in hand for NISMO, a feat which has only been pulled off twice before in the history of GT500.

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2017 Driver Rankings: Super GT in Kyushu 300km

Welcome to the admittedly way-too-far-behind-schedule third installment of Super GT World’s 2017 Driver Rankings series. This post will be about the third round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, the Super GT in Kyushu 300km, held on May 21 at Autopolis circuit. Previous installments of our 2017 Driver Rankings series can be read here: Okayama | Fuji 500km

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