Yuhi Sekiguchi and the #19 WedsSport Advan Lexus LC500 topped the time sheets in the second day of Official Testing for the Autobacs Super GT Series on Sunday.
With favorable conditions in the morning session, Sekiguchi went on to complete a total of 139 laps on the day, 265 in total over both days, to set the fastest outright time of the two-day testing period in the Yokohama-clad Lexus.
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The 2017 Japanese Super Formula Championship came back to Okayama International Circuit this past weekend, for a crucial double-header weekend at the technical 3.7 kilometer circuit in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Saturday saw Vantelin Team TOM’s driver André Lotterer win the first 30-lap sprint race, and on Sunday, it was sophomore sensation Yuhi Sekiguchi who captured the win in the 51-lap feature event.
Thanks to a win and a third place for the 2011 series champion Lotterer in the two events, plus a scoreless meeting for his teammate Kazuki Nakajima, the German moves into the lead of the Super Formula Drivers’ Championship after three races.
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One week after Lexus Gazoo Racing swept the podium at the Super GT Fuji GT 500km Race on May 4, two Lexus GT500 drivers split the weekend winnings at Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2017 Inter Proto Series at Fuji Speedway, part of the Fuji Champion Race Series.
Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s driver Nick Cassidy took victory in his IPS debut in Race 1 on Sunday, and Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh driver Yuhi Sekiguchi took the win in Race 2 for the Professional Class drivers.
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It’s mid-engined, one-make racing featuring some of the top stars in the Autobacs Super GT Series, and it starts this weekend at Fuji Speedway – the 2017 Inter Proto Series, part of the weekend festivities at the Fuji Champion Race Series.
The IPS is the brainchild of Japanese racing legend Masanori Sekiya, and in its fourth season, the IPS grid in 2017 is another star-studded affair in the Professional class.
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