Legendary Suzuka Circuit is the home of the upcoming Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival, the third round of the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, on May 19-20. Here’s a look at the weekend schedule to come for this pivotal race:
SUZUKA GT 300KM RACE – WEEKEND SCHEDULE
all times JST
Saturday, 19 May
- 9:00 – 10:45: Practice (1 hour, 45 minutes)
- 14:35 – 15:10: Qualifying Session 1 (15 minutes x 2)
- 15:20 – 15:48: Qualifying Session 2 (10 minutes x 2)
Sunday, 20 May
- 13:05 – 13:25: Warm-Up (20 minutes)
- 14:40 – 17:40: Race (52 laps)
The FIA F4 Japanese Championship and the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan will be the supporting categories for the Suzuka GT 300km Race. Rounds 5 and 6 of the FIA F4 Japanese Championship will be held Saturday at 13:40 JST, and Sunday at 8:45 JST respectively. The PCCJ races will be held Saturday at 16:20 JST, and Sunday at 12:00 JST.
Below the cut are the session times for other major regions of the world including Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom & Ireland.
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On Friday, the GT Association (GTA), promoter of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the entry list for the third round of the 2018 season, the Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival, held at the legendary Suzuka Circuit.
The first 300km sprint at Suzuka will feature all 44 cars and 88 drivers entered in total, with Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi both returning to Super GT action on May 19-20.
The GT Association (GTA), promoter and sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming third round of the season, the Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival at Suzuka Circuit.
The Balance of Performance for the GT300 class is administered by the GTA in association with the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) for the FIA GT3 category cars, with all other BoP adjustments handled by the GTA.
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On Monday and Tuesday, the Japanese Super Formula Championship ran two days of pre-season testing at Suzuka Circuit, in preparation for the 2018 season which starts at the same venue on April 21-22.
Kamui Kobayashi, driving for carrozeria Team KCMG/Toyota, recorded the fastest lap of the two-day test before departing for France to test in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Toyota Gazoo Racing. Rookie Nobuharu Matsushita led the second day of testing for DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing/Honda.
During the test, one of the last two seats on the grid were filled, as B-Max Racing Team selected Katsumasa Chiyo to drive the #50 car, under the guidance of new team principal, and four-time Japanese Top Formula champion, Satoshi Motoyama.
Continue reading Kobayashi fastest in Super Formula tests; Chiyo lands B-Max Honda drive