ARN Racing, the reigning champions of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series’ ST-X Class, announced on Saturday that they will switch to the Blancpain GT Series Asia full-time for 2018, with the same Ferrari 488 GT3 that won Super Taikyu’s premier-class title in 2017.
This is the second notable Japanese team to announce a switch to the second-year championship run by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), following BMW Team Studie’s announcement that they would switch over from Super GT this season with two new BMW M4 GT4s.
Team director Hiroaki Nagai will be one of the team’s two drivers for the 2018 season, and the reigning champions from Super Taikyu’s top category are also expected to take part in the Suzuka 10 Hours this August.
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The legendary Phoenix Racing name, a staple of sports car and touring car racing across Europe and Asia with Audi Sport, will be a part of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series for the first time in 2018.
Phoenix Racing Asia, co-founded by the great Ernst Moser and Hong Kong racing legend Marchy Lee, will enter two new Audi R8 LMS GT3s into the premier ST-X class of Super Taikyu, featuring a driver lineup representing three different nations and headlined by ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong.
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Over the weekend, during the Super Taikyu Series’ annual awards ceremony held near the site of the Tokyo Auto Salon in Chiba, Japan, came the announcement that Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli will become the title sponsor and tyre supplier of Japan’s longest-running endurance racing championship.
It’s the start of a new three-year deal in what will henceforth be known as the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series, which also announced its full 2018 schedule at the event.
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At the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, Saitama Toyopet GreenBrave announced their racing activities for the upcoming season – which include their second season in the Autobacs Super GT Series.
Continuity and experience will be the keys that GreenBrave will rely on in 2018, as the team have retained 2011 GT300 Drivers’ Champion, Taku Bamba, and two-time Suzuka 1000km winner Shigekazu Wakisaka, to drive the #52 Saitama Toyopet GB Toyota Mark X MC – as the team looks to earn its first Super GT championship points after a tough start to the series in 2017.
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