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JMS LM Corsa win at Buriram, Goodsmile Racing re-take GT300 points lead

The #51 JMS P.MU LMcorsa Lexus RC F GT3 of Yuichi Nakayama and Sho Tsuboi took a defining victory in Sunday’s seventh and penultimate round of the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series, the Chang Super GT Race at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

The young Toyota drivers’ victory from second on the grid moves them into second in the GT300 championship standings, behind the #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Nobuteru Taniguchi & Tatsuya Kataoka, which finished a strong second and regained the championship lead with just one race remaining.

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ARN Racing win Fuji Super TEC, draw closer to ST-X title

It was the perfect weekend for premier class championship leaders ARN Racing this past weekend, at the Fuji Super TEC 10 Hour Race, the fifth round of the 2017 Super Taikyu Series, and the biggest event of the 2017 calendar.

The #8 Ferrari 488 GT3 of Hiroaki Nagai, Kota Sasaki, and guest driver Tsubasa Mekaru went from pole position, and outlasted the competition in a grueling ten-hour event to take their second straight win of the season. The victory also gives them a massive 19-point lead in the ST-X class championship standings, with just one round left to go in the season.

Further down the running order, Volkswagen took their first win in ST-TCR, and three of the seven class championships were decided – in the ST-2, ST-4, and ST-5 categories.

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Fujii (Tomonobu) picks up practice ban at Fuji (Speedway)

D’station Racing driver Tomonobu Fujii will serve a one-hour ban from the first hour of Saturday practice during the upcoming Fuji GT 300km Race at Fuji International Speedway, due to penalty points accrued under the Driving Moral Hazard System at the last round at Sportsland Sugo.

Fujii, who had three points to his license going into the Sugo GT 300km Race last week, was given another two points for what was deemed by race stewards as avoidable contact with the #21 Hitotsuyama Audi R8 LMS of Masataka Yanagida on lap 33.

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JMS LM Corsa capture Lexus RC F’s maiden GT300 victory

It had been a difficult first two years for the Lexus RC F GT3 in the Autobacs Super GT Series, with only two best finishes of tenth place in its first two seasons, and no points scored at all in 2016.

But with the unveiling of the new 2017 model RC F GT3, LM Corsa, Lexus, and Toyota were confident that their GT3 challenger could break through in Super GT this season. That moment came at Lexus’ home track, Fuji International Speedway, and the Golden Week tradition, the 2017 Fuji GT 500km Race – as the #51 JMS P.MU LM Corsa RC F GT3 of Yuichi Nakayama and Sho Tsuboi took the chequered flag for the first time ever in GT300.

A win achieved thanks in large part to great speed, incredible long first and second stints on their Bridgestone tyres, and some cruel misfortunes for the pole-winning #4 Goodsmile Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Nobuteru Taniguchi & Tatsuya Kataoka.

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