Former F4 Japanese Champion and Super GT rookie standout Sho Tsuboi finally dropped a heavy weight off his shoulders, thanks to two victories and two long-awaited first career victories in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship at Suzuka Circuit.
Tsuboi captured pole position for both Rounds 10 and 11 of the 2017 All-Japan F3 Championship during the Suzuka Clubman Race event, then held off the challenge of two different series newcomers by less than a second to take his first and second wins of the season.
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It’s the final official test session of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, and the final tune-up at Suzuka Circuit for the teams and drivers for this August’s 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final.
41 teams and over 80 drivers will take part in the two-day official test session at Suzuka Circuit on June 30 and July 1, which will feature several third drivers as part of the test – including another much-anticipated outing for both Jenson Button and Kamui Kobayashi, the two former Formula 1 stars who will make their Super GT race debuts at the Suzuka 1000km on August 27.
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The #99 Y’s Distraction GTNET Nissan GT-R GT3 of Tadao Uematsu, Kazuki Hoshino, and Kiyoto Fujinami got the GTNET Motor Sports team their first Super Taikyu Series victory in over a year by taking the victory in the Suzuka 4 Hour Endurance Race, the third round of the 2017 Super Taikyu season.
With the help of some smart strategy during a key safety car intervention, and some superb driving from their professional drivers Hoshino and Fujinami, the #99 GT-R went on to take the overall victory at Suzuka Circuit – the eleventh consecutive victory in Super Taikyu for the Nissan GT-R GT3.
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The Ferrari 488 GT3 of ARN Racing secured their third straight pole position of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series on Saturday at Suzuka Circuit.
Drivers Hiroaki Nagai and Kota Sasaki led their respective qualifying groups in the ST-X class to take pole position by an aggregate time of 2.2 seconds.
In the Second Chance 100 qualifying race, it was the #112 Sato-SS Rn-sports Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (Atsushi Sato/Ryosei Yamashita/Nobuo Kubo) who took the victory, overcoming a puncture to guarantee a spot in the field for Sunday’s four-hour main race – as all three ST-X cars in the last chance qualifier hit problems during the race.
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