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2019 TCR Japan Series Preview

It’s been over twenty years since Japan has held a short-form touring car championship of its own. The All-Japan Touring Car Championship (JTC/JTCC), in its heyday, was a top-level competition featuring the cars of the FIA Group A category from the late ’80s to the early ’90s, and later, the Super Touring (Class II) cars in the mid-90s.

This weekend, touring car racing in Japan is revived with the launch of the TCR Japan Series, promoted by Japan Race Promotion (JRP) as part of the Super Formula Championship support ticket.

TCR Japan is a new series which hopes to shine a spotlight on a different breed of racing drivers, and to further expand the TCR formula – the new world standard of touring car racing – to a new audience.

It’s time to meet those new heroes and give you the rundown on the inaugural TCR Japan Series for 2019!

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2018 All-Japan F3 Preview: The 40 Year Tradition

In a tumultuous time for Formula 3 racing over in Europe, the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship has remained intact in its structure over the last decade, and now it embarks on its 40th season in 2018 as the stepping stone to the highest levels of Japanese motorsport.

Ten former GT500 champions in Super GT – including the reigning co-champions Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy – and seven former Japanese Top Formula Champions have all won the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship, and in 2018, there is a strong class of elite young drivers who could add their name to a prestigious roll of honour.

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