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2017 Super GT World Awards: GT300 Driver of the Year

Every year, Super GT World honours the most outstanding performers in the Autobacs Super GT Series with the Super GT World Awards.

Super GT World recognizes the most outstanding individual driver per each category with the Driver of the Year awards. In the GT300 class, there were more than 60 full-time competitors in the most competitive field of all time. But only one driver could be given our prestigious Driver of the Year award for the “super sanbyaku” class.

Before announcing our finalists and winners, first, a recognition of the drivers worthy of honourable mention…

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Goodsmile Racing remain unchanged for 2018 title defense

This Saturday, the reigning three-time GT300 champions Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO announced their plans for the 2018 racing season.

Three-time Drivers’ Champions Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka will remain the drivers of the GSR Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3, which will once again carry the GT300 champion’s number 0 as they did in 2012 and 2015.

The team also announced their entry into the 2018 Suzuka 10 Hours, with Kamui Kobayashi joining the team as their third driver for the revamped 47th running of the Suzuka summer endurance race.

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Super GT honours its Heroes in Tokyo awards ceremony

On Friday, the GT Association (GTA) held the third annual Super GT Heroes show from the Westin Hotel Tokyo, a postseason awards banquet to commemorate the accomplishments of the teams and drivers in the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series.

The awards kept coming in for GT500 Drivers’ Champions Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy, GT300 Drivers’ Champions Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka, and the Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s and Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO squads as they were presented with their official championship trophies from the GT Association.

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Super GT’s champions honoured at JAF Motorsports Awards Ceremony

This Friday, the champions of all of Japan’s major national racing championships gathered for the annual JAF (Japan Automobile Federation) Motorsports Awards Ceremony in Tokyo.

The drivers and team directors of Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s, and Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO, were presented their awards for winning their respective classes in the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series by the GT Association (GTA) – and they weren’t the only Super GT personalities to win awards this racing season.

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