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GTNET Motor Sports win action-packed Super Taikyu opener at Suzuka

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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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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Kondo Racing picks up second win of 2017 at Super Taikyu Sugo 3h

The #1 ThreeBond Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R GT3 of Yuudai Uchida, Tomonobu Fujii, and Kazuki Hiramine withstood late pressure from their main rivals at Endless Sports, and scored their second straight win of the 2017 Super Taikyu Endurance Series at the three-hour Group 1 race at Sportsland SUGO.

With the #3 Endless Advan GT-R (Yuke Taniguchi/Hideki Yamauchi/Yuya Motojima) finishing second, Nissan take their second straight 1-2 finish of the 2017 season, along with their tenth straight victory in the top class of Super Taikyu.

The Modulo Honda Civic TCRs scored another 1-2 finish in the newly-renamed ST-TCR category, this time led by the #97 Civic Type R of the “SSS” trio – Shinichi Ito, Shinichi Ebisawa, and Shinji Nakano.

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Podium sweep for Nissan at Super Taikyu Motegi race

The Super Taikyu Endurance Series held its second 200 minute race of the weekend at Twin Ring Motegi, the Group 1 race featuring the premier ST-X Class for FIA GT3 cars, as well as the ST-3 and ST-4 categories.

Overall victory went to the defending ST-X champions, Kondo Racing, who led a Nissan GT-R GT3 clean sweep of the overall podium with their #1 ThreeBond Nissan GT-R driven by Yuudai Uchida, and Super GT GT300 class standouts Tomonobu Fujii and Kazuki Hiramine.

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