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46th Suzuka 1000km: Where to Watch


Race – Sunday, August 27, 2017
Start Time:
12:00 PM JST | 04:00 AM BST | 05:00 AM CEST | 11:00 PM EDT (Saturday)
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)


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):

International Suzuka 1000km: The Hall of Fame – 1966-1998

Welcome to the second installment of the International Suzuka 1000km Hall of Fame, a look back at the winners of Japan’s great race at Suzuka Circuit, in the build-up to the 46th and final running of the event.

This installment focuses on the overall winners from before the GT500 era, through the first 27 runnings of the event from 1966 to 1998 – a span of over 30 years that encompasses many landmark eras of endurance sports car racing, including the Group C sports prototypes that starred in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Minimum five pit stops for teams at final Suzuka 1000km

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.

46th International Suzuka 1000km – BoP Tables

The GT Association (GTA), sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, has released the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables for the upcoming 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final, at Suzuka Circuit on August 26-27. UPDATE: Tables were revised on August 22.

Changes from the previous round will be highlighted in GREEN for performance buffs or enhancements, and RED for performance nerfs or detractions.

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