In a dramatic first act of the 2018 Pirelli Super Taikyu Series at Suzuka Circuit, it was the #99 Y’s Distraction GTNET Nissan GT-R of Teruhiko Hamano, Kazuki Hoshino, and Kiyoto Fujinami that took the overall and ST-X class victory after 5 hours and 133 laps of racing on Sunday.
The win came following a drive-through penalty assessed to the #24 ThreeBond Nissan Gakuen GT-R of Yuudai Uchida, Tomonobu Fujii, and Kazuki Hiramine for a collision with the Y’s Distraction GT-R in the last 90 minutes of the race, relegating the polesitters to second in a Nissan 1-2 finish to kick off the Pirelli era in Super Taikyu.
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This past Saturday, 40 teams gathered for a full day of testing for the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series at Fuji Speedway, in preparation for not only the upcoming season which begins on April 1, but also for this June’s inaugural Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours. It was also the first day that the teams tested on the series’ new Pirelli tyres.
Out of the field in the premier ST-X class, it was the #24 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 of Kondo Racing, the 2016 series champions, that set a new class lap record around Fuji Speedway through the first three sessions of the test day.
Those three sessions were then followed by a night-time test – the first-ever at Fuji Speedway – to prepare teams and drivers for the 24 Hours on June 2-3.
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Tomonobu Fujii and Sven Müller will return to drive the D’station Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R in the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, the team announced in their press release on Wednesday outlining their plans for the upcoming season.
The previous GT300 championship runner-up Fujii, and the sensational German sophomore Müller, will be driving the #7 D’station Porsche – renumbered from their previous #33.
The press release also outlines that Müller will be committed to the full season with D’station Racing as the team pursues the GT300 championships in 2018.
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Representing the Autobacs Super GT Series and Pirelli Super Taikyu Series, D’station Racing battled back through two early tyre punctures to finish 13th overall, and 6th in the A6-Pro class, in the Dubai 24 Hours at Dubai Autodrome – the most prestigious pro-am GT & touring car event on the calendar.
The #20 D’station Porsche 911 GT3-R, driven by gentleman driver Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii, Seiji Ara, and Tsubasa Kondo completed 587 laps, ultimately finishing 19 laps down from the eventual winners at Black Falcon Motorsports – but completing all 24 hours of racing and putting in a respectable effort in their first time at the event.
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