Race – Sunday, August 27, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM JST | 04:00 AM BST | 05:00 AM CEST | 11:00 PM EDT (Saturday)
Commentators: Sam Collins, Rob Barff
Commentators: Hideyuki Nakashima, Masaru Akahira, Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Takuya Yura, Ryo Michigami
Pit Reporters: Jiro Takahashi, Amie Izawa, Issei Sanekata
Practice – Saturday, August 26 | Start Time: 9:18 AM JST (On-demand only)
Qualifying – Saturday, August 26 | Start Time: 2:20 PM (J Sports 3, J Sports On-Demand)
“Talk to Win” Show – Saturday, August 26 | Start Time: 5:20 PM (J Sports 3, J Sports On-Demand)
Driver Introductions and Warm-Up | Start Time: 9:38 AM JST (On-demand only)
Race – Sunday, August 27 | Start Time: 12:00 PM JST (J Sports 4, J Sports On-Demand)
SUPER GT+ ON TV TOKYO
Suzuka 1000km recap episodes will air starting the week after the race, every Sunday evening at 11:30 PM JST.
Here is the special Suzuka 1000km preview episode of Super GT+ from August 20 (without subtitles):
This is the final installment of the International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, our look back at the champions of the Suzuka 1000km on the eve of its final running on August 27.
The GT500 class has been the premier category at the Suzuka 1000km ever since 1999, and Japan’s great race has been part of the Super GT championship for over a decade. Our final look focuses on the champions of this GT500 era.
Continue reading International Suzuka 1000km: Hall of Fame – 1999-2017
Welcome to the first part of our multi-installment series – The International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, a look back at the winners of Japan’s Great Race, on the eve of the 46th and final running of the Suzuka 1000km on August 27, 2017.
Our first installment covers the GT300 class, which has been a part of the Suzuka 1000km since 1999.
Continue reading International Suzuka 1000km: The Hall of Fame – GT300
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.