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Lexus flexes their muscle at Okayama manufacturer test

On Wednesday, 9 GT500 teams and 3 GT300 teams travelled to Okayama International Circuit for the first day of a manufacturer shakedown test – which will precede the first official Super GT pre-season test on March 17 & 18.

Continuing with last winter’s theme of Lexus supremacy, their LC500s recorded the fastest times of both the morning and afternoon sessions, with the #38 ZENT Cerumo LC500 (Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura) recording the fastest time of the day, and the GT300 class in both sessions being led by the #65 LEON Cvstos Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Haruki Kurosawa/Naoya Gamou).

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CarGuy Racing shake down new NSX GT3 at Fuji

There was a buzz around Sunday’s open track day at Fuji Speedway, as Autobacs Super GT Series newcomers CarGuy Racing took to the track with their all-new Honda NSX GT3, that they’ll race in the GT300 class in 2018.

CarGuy Racing owner/driver Takeshi Kimura, and pro driver Naoki Yokomizo handled the bulk of the driving duties as they took to the track for the first time in the new NSX – which will carry Yokohama tyres for the 2018 season.

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Bentley factory racer Steven Kane testing with EIcars TTO

EIcars Bentley TTO (Teramoto Technical Office) have brought on Bentley Motorsport factory racing driver Steven Kane for a private test at Fuji International Speedway on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Ulsterman, hailing from Newfounards, will be driving the #117 EIcars Bentley Continental GT3 regularly driven by Yuji Ide and Ryohei Sakaguchi, as the team prepares to return to action on August 6 at the same venue for the Fuji GT 300km Race.

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EIcars Bentley TTO receiving additional factory support

At the most recent two-day official test for the Autobacs Super GT Series, EIcars Bentley TTO (Teramoto Technical Office) received a much-welcome gift in the form of additional engineering support from Bentley Motorsport in Europe.

That news was confirmed by lead driver Yuji Ide last Thursday, before a productive two days of testing for one of Super GT’s brand-new teams for 2017.

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