The 64th Macau Grand Prix weekend will go down as one of the wildest runnings of the prestigious street race. The Formula 3 World Cup saw the two leaders crash on the final corner on the final lap, resulting in a come-from-behind victory for Red Bull Junior Team prospect Dan Ticktum. A bizarre twelve-car pileup in the FIA GT World Cup qualifying race took five drivers out of the rest of the weekend.
In amongst the chaos, current and former stars of the Autobacs Super GT Series and other Japanese championships enjoyed mixed success. The successes were highlighted by a landmark WTCC podium for former GT500 champion Ryo Michigami in the fabled Guia Race of Macau, top-ten finishes for Tadasuke Makino in the F3 Grand Prix, as well as Hiroki Yoshimoto and Augusto Farfus in the GT World Cup.
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Four current and two former stars from the Autobacs Super GT Series will take part in the 64th running of the Macau Grand Prix on the weekend of November 19, 2017, which includes the historic Formula 3 Grand Prix, and the FIA GT World Cup, both run on the demanding 6.1 kilometer Guia Circuit.
Yuhi Sekiguchi, Kenta Yamashita, and Sho Tsuboi will lead the Japanese contingent in the Formula 3 race, while Hiroki Yoshimoto will represent Japan in the all-pro GT World Cup – two events stacked with top-flight talent from top to bottom.
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The final round of the Japanese Super Formula Championship will take place, fittingly, at the 16th JAF Grand Prix Suzuka at Suzuka Circuit – a two-race final act that will determine the 45th Japanese Top Formula Champion.
Eight drivers – including four main contenders and four longshots – are still mathematically eligible to win the championship, in these final two races of the 2017 season. Two young superstars are vying to become the first rookie champion of the series in over twenty years. It’s all to play for in the richest prize in Japanese open-wheel racing.
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It wasn’t the dominant performance that he put on this time a year ago, but Yuhi Sekiguchi did hang on to win the sixth round of the 2017 Japanese Super Formula Championship at Sportsland SUGO on Sunday, keeping his hopes of winning the 2017 championship alive going into next month’s JAF Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka Circuit.
Sekiguchi denied Red Bull Team Mugen’s Pierre Gasly a third consecutive victory by just 0.243 seconds, the closest finish of the season. However, the French rookie closed to within half a point of championship leader Hiroaki Ishiura, who finished sixth – leaving eight drivers still mathematically eligible for the championship in October’s season finale.
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