If any of the six Lexus LC500s in the GT500 field win this weekend’s Fuji GT 300km Race, not only will Lexus have set the record for the most consecutive wins to open a season by a GT500 manufacturer, they’ll also tie the all-time premier class record of six wins in a row, with a streak starting in the second race of last year’s Motegi GT Grand Final.
The current record for the most consecutive GT500 victories is held by Honda, and the first-generation NSX-GT, which racked up six consecutive victories from 1998 to 1999 (plus one more in a non-championship All-Star event after the 1998 season), and we felt it only fitting to take a look back at Honda’s memorable winning streak – and look back to the dawn of Super GT’s first golden age.
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Already a race-winning car in its debut year of 2017, the Honda (Acura) NSX GT3 will be sold to customer teams for the 2018 racing season, which will make the car available to compete in the United States, as well as in Europe, and in Asia – including the GT300 class of the Autobacs Super GT Series.
The mid-engined GT3 racer, built and developed by Honda Performance Development in North America, will be available at a starting price of €465,000 EUR (¥60,306,000 JPY) and will be sold by Mugen (M-TEC) to customers in Japan.
Continue reading Honda NSX GT3 on sale from 2018: GT300 debut in works?
It’s been over a month, but the third round of the 2017 Japanese Super Formula Championship will get underway this weekend from Fuji International Speedway, for a 55-lap race around the fabled, historic, high-speed circuit at the foot of Mount Fuji.
So far, three different drivers have won the first three races of the season – and with the double-race weekend at Okayama this May paying out only half-points to the winners, this race will serve as the pivot point of the 2017 championship battles.
Continue reading Super Formula returns to action at Fuji
Certainly, the pending Super GT debut of 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has been one of the big draws of the upcoming 46th International Suzuka 1000km: The Final.
On Friday, June 30th, just after the conclusion of the afternoon test session, Button spoke to the press after a day in mixed conditions in which he got to experience his first competitive testing in the #16 Motul Mugen Honda NSX-GT, which he’ll drive in the Suzuka 1000km on August 27 alongside Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima.
Continue reading Jenson Button comments on “really exciting” Suzuka 1000km challenge