On Wednesday, the Super Taikyu Organisation (STO) confirmed the calendar for the 2018 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, to be highlighted by the landmark Fuji Super TEC 24 Hour race.
Six rounds at the six major national racing circuits will be supplemented by a pre-season test, and a preliminary test for the Fuji Super TEC, for the 2018 season which begins on 31 March and 1 April at Suzuka Circuit.
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The Super GT season may be over, but the end of motorsport season isn’t complete before the big three manufacturers – Toyota, Nissan, and Honda – hold their respective end-of-year racing festivals, paying homage to their racing heritage and celebrating their current successes with their greatest racing heroes of yesterday and today.
Nissan will be the first manufacturer to hold their racing festival: The 20th NISMO Festival from Fuji International Speedway is this Sunday – and with several marquee exhibitions and an international livestream, this promises to be the most accessible of the three to the global audience.
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Persistent rain couldn’t put a damper on the end of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Series, which closed out its season by crowning its final set of champions in two three-hour endurance races at the Okayama International Circuit this weekend.
The #777 D’station Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R of Satoshi Hoshino, Seiji Ara, and Tsubasa Kondo won from pole position, taking their first win of the season, while fifth place in the final Group 1 race of 2017 was enough to clinch the ST-X class championship for the #8 ARN Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki – pending the investigation of a fuel system infraction in the final round of the race that sent them to the back of the grid.
Honda and the Modulo Dome Racing Project made history as the inaugural champions of Super Taikyu’s new ST-TCR category, while also winning their class in the final round of the season to boot.
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Just one round remains in the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, and three of the series’ class champions will be crowned on September 15 during the sixth and final race meeting of the season at Okayama International Circuit.
This final round of the season consists of two three-hour endurance races, with the ST-X, ST-TCR, and ST-3 class championships to be decided in the second and final race this Sunday afternoon.
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