Super GT/Asian Le Mans Series

Volume 10

    • Video: Race Highlights of Super GT's Sprint Cup from Fuji:

      Video: Race Highlights of Super GT's Sprint Cup from Fuji

    • Fuji: Ito and Lexus Take out Race 2, Tanaka and Ferrari Take GT300:

      The SUPER GT Race 2 of the JAF Grand Prix SUPER GT & Formula NIPPON FUJI SPRINT CUP 2010 was held on Nov. 14 at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. The GT500 class was won by Daisuke Ito in the No. 6 ENEOS SC430. The GT300 class winner was Tetsuya Tanaka in the No. 11 JIMGAINER DIXCEL DUNLOP F430.

    • Fuji: Super GT Driver 2 Race Results: Fuji: Super GT Driver 2 Race Results
    • Fuji: Lexus and Ferrari Take Wins in the Driver 1 Race of Sprint GT:

      The SUPER GT Race 1 of the JAF Grand Prix SUPER GT & Formula NIPPON FUJI SPRINT CUP 2010 was held on Nov. 13 at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Pref. The GT500 class winner was Richard Lyons in the No. 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430. The GT300 class win went to Katsuyuki Hiranaka in the No. 11 JIMGAINER DIXCEL DUNLOP F430.

    • Fuji: Super GT Driver 1 Race Results: Fuji: Super GT Driver 1 Race Results
    • Fuji: Lyons and Matsuda Take Poles in Sprint Cup:

      On the afternoon of November 12, the official SUPER GT qualifying for the JAF Grand Prix SUPER GT & Formula NIPPON FUJI SPRINT CUP took place at Fuji Speedway. In the GT500 class qualifying for Race 1 (on the 13th), Richard Lyons in the No. 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 won the pole position while the Race 2 (on the 14th) pole went to Tsugio Matsuda in the No. 12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R.

    • Fuji: Super GT Driver 2 Qualifying Times: Fuji: Super GT Driver 2 Qualifying Times
    • Fuji: Super GT Driver 1 Qualifying Times: Fuji: Super GT Driver 1 Qualifying Times
    • Fuji: Super GT Practice Times: Fuji: Super GT Practice Times
    • Fuji: Preview to the Super GT Fuji Sprint Cup 2010:

      An epoch-making race event in the Japanese motor sports history, "JAF Grand Prix SUPER GT & Formula NIPPON FUJI SPRINT CUP 2010" (Fuji Sprint CUP), will take place on November 12-14 at Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka Prefecture). As the event title indicates, the premier of production car racing, SUPER GT, and the highest category of domestic formula car racing, Formula NIPPON, will be held in conjunction. With a different approach taken for SUPER GT from the regular series races, it sure will be a unique racing event which fans can't miss. Also, many SUPER GT team managers who had achieved fame as a racing driver in the past will go against each other behind the wheel in another key race of the event, Legend Cup, which has become one of the hottest topics before the event.

    • Fuji: SuperGT Entry List: Fuji: SuperGT Entry List
    • ILMC: Points After Round 4 - Final Standings: ILMC: Points After Round 4 - Final Standings
    • Zhuhai: ILMC - A Safety Car and Tactics Give Peugeot the Win:

      The rain finally cleared and sunny conditions greeted participants and fans in Zhuhai today for the start of the ILMC final 1000km race. Peugeot held the top two positions on the grid, followed by the #7 Audi in third, driven by Rolex Testimonee and eight-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen and co-driver Allan McNish.

    • Zhuhai: ILMC Race Results: Zhuhai: ILMC Race Results
    • Zhuhai: ILMC Warm Up Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Warm Up Times
    • Zhuhai: Peugeot Sweeps Front Row in ILMC Decider:

      The final outing of the 908 HDi looks very promising with the two fastest times set during their successful qualifying session this Saturday in front of the Audi driven by Tom Kristensen. In GT1, the fastest time was made by the Japanese Sekiguchi driving a Lamborghini.

    • Zhuhai: ILMC Qualifying Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Qualifying Times
    • Zhuhai: China Welcomes ILMC and the Manufacturers Welcome China:

      Day two at Zhuhai and action at the track is increasing steadily as race day draws near. Today the two Official Free Practice sessions took place, and although the ambiance is friendly, the competition is fierce. With six entries in LM P1, one in LM P2 (which will actively compete with LM P1), two in LM GT1 and eight in LM GT2, the heat is on for Sunday’s 1000km/six-hour race. Rolex is the Official Timekeeper for this inaugural event, which promises plenty of action at the Zhuhai International Circuit this weekend.

    • Zhuhai: ILMC - Friday Report:

      It was damp today in both of Friday's free practice sessions. Light but persistent rain, shook up competitors set-up programmes. We'll have to get used to this weather as it is not expected to improve tomorrow for qualifying.

    • Zhuhai: ILMC Practice 3 Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Practice 3 Times
    • Zhuhai: ILMC Practice 2 Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Practice 2 Times
    • Zhuhai: ILMC Practice 1 Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Practice 1 Times
    • Zhuhai: First ILMC Title to be Decided:

      The scene is set for Zhuhai to become the focal point of the auto industry this weekend with the first-ever Chinese endurance event, the 1000km of Zhuhai, to take place this Sunday, 7 November.

    • Zhuhai: ILMC Test Session 2 Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Test Session 2 Times
    • Zhuhai: ILMC Test Session 1 Times: Zhuhai: ILMC Test Session 1 Times
    • Fuji Sprint Cup to Feature East-West Team Competition:

      Details regarding the JAF Grand Prix SUPER GT & Formula NIPPON FUJI SPRINT CUP 2010" (Nov. 12-14, Fuji Speedway) were announced at a press conference. The upcoming Fuji Sprint Cup will include an "East-West Team Competition" this time, in which the drivers will be divided into East and West teams based on their birthplaces in eastern or western Japan. The winning team will be decided by the grand total of points received by the drivers for their finishing places in not only the SUPER GT and Formula NIPPON races but also the support races.

    • EXCLUSIVE: An In Depth Q&A With David Brabham:

      Recently we were able to catch up with ALMS Champion David Brabham. Competing at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Stone Brothers Racing, Brabham was completing another successful year of racing. Brabham's career in sportscar racing has been something to behold, with 25 wins and 23 class wins from 221 starts in ALMS, Grand Am, Le Mans, Le Mans Series, World Sportscar Championship and All Japanese GT Championship, Brabham has become a true elderstatsman of the sportscar world. He also has an All Japanese GT Championship, ALMS Championships, a Le Mans GT1 and overall win, a win at the Spa 24 Hours, a win at the Bathurst 1000 and has raced in Formula 1. The man has become a sportscar great and it was an honour to catch up with him and to be able to bring you this in depth interview.

    • David Brabham's Career in Pictures:

      David Brabham's Career in Pictures

    • Motegi: Entry List: Motegi: Entry List
    • Zhuhai: Strong Field to Line Up for Final 2010 ILMC Event:

      No less than 27 Prototype and GT cars are on their way to China to participate in the 1000km of Zhuhai. On Sunday 7 November, the racetrack near the south Chinese beach resort of Zhuhai will host the third and final race of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), a race series that was initiated this spring. Rolex is proud to be associated as the Official Watch and Timekeeper for the inaugural ILMC series.

    • Zhuhai: Entry List:

      Zhuhai: ILMC - Entry List

    • Super GT Points After Round 8 - Final Standings:

      Super GT Points After Round 8 - Final Standings

    • Motegi: Video Highlights of Super GT's Round 8:

      The final race of the Super GT Championship for 2010 was another hard fought affair. The highlights of this race (the commentary is in Japanese) are contained in this article.

    • Hybrid System Car Tested at Motegi:

      The reason for this special appearance was to test a new hybrid system mounted in the FR type NSX. The new SUPER GT regulation set to go into effect for the 2012 season will enable participation of cars with hybrid systems. With regard to the use of hybrid systems, GTA has been in talks with the three makers competing in the GT500 class, and Honda has stepped forward this time with an advance hybrid technology development project.

    • Andre Couto Sadly Absent from the Final SUPER GT Round:

      Driver Andre Couto racing with LEXUS TEAM SARD, currently participating in the SUPER GT series, must urgently announce his absence from Round 8 "MOTEGI GT 250km RACE" held on October 23-24. The reason for having to miss the coming event is due to the unfavorable condition of his son Afonso whose leukemia has lately relapsed, and which will keep Andre Couto to stay with his son now receiving serious treatment at a hospital in Portugal. Andre himself was very anxious to make it to Japan this weekend for the race, and hesitating till the very last minutes, finally had to come to this heart-rending decision.

    • Motegi: Race Goes to Petronas TOMS as Weider Honda Wins Title:

      The MOTEGI GT 250 km RACE, Round 8 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Twin Ring Motegi (Tochigi Pref.) on Oct. 24. The GT500 class race was won by the No. 1 PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 driven by Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer. The GT300 class victory went to the No. 3 TOMICA Z driven by Kazuki Hoshino and Masataka Yanagida.

    • Motegi: Race Results:

      Motegi: Super GT - Race Results

    • Motegi: Weider HSV-010 Is Top Qualifier. Solid Start toward Championship Title in GT Debut Year!:

      The qualifying for the MOTEGI GT 250km RACE, Round 8 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, took place under fair skies at the Motegi Twin Ring Circuit (lap = 4.801 km) in Tochigi Pref. on Oct. 23. In this qualifying, the Weider HSV-010 driven by Takashi Kogure and Loic Duval won the GT500 class pole position and will start from the front row in the title-deciding final race on the 24th.

    • Motegi: Super GT - Qualifying Time:

      Motegi: Super GT - Qualifying Time

    • Motegi: Practice 1 Times:

      Motegi: Super GT - Practice 1 Times

    • Fuji: Super GT Round 7 Cancelled due to Typhoon Damage:

      We regret to inform you that the official decision has been made to cancel the 7th Round of the 2010 SUPER GT series scheduled to be held at Fuji Speedway on September 11 and 12 due to the serious damage in the locality of the Town of Oyama caused by Typhoon No. 9.

    • Fuji: Can Lexus Win in this Important Round?:

      On September 11th and 12th, Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka prefecture) will host the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Round 7 "FUJI GT 300km RACE." There are a total of 8 rounds in this season for the SUPER GT series. Therefore, the race in Fuji will be the last barrier in clinching the title before the final round. In addition, the handicap weight will be halved for many cars by the series regulation. Indeed, no way around to avoid the intense battle on the track.

    • Fuji: Entry List:

      Fuji: Entry List

    • Japanese Super GT Series Page:

      2010

      All Japanese Super GT articles can be found here

    • 2010 Super GT Results and Information Page : It will be updated during the year with everyone who competes in the Series. It will also have all the results from all the official sessions from the SuperGT Championship and reports from practice, qualifying and the race. It will also keep you up to date on the points as the year progresses.
    • News in Brief for 28 July:

      News in Brief for 28 July
      Today we have news from Japan, Australia and the winning photo from BMW's Le Mans Art Car competition.

    • Super GT Points After Round 5:

      Super GT Points After Round 5

    • Sugo: Video Highlights of Round 5:

      Sugo: Video Highlights of Round 5

    • Sugo: KEIHIN Honda Takes a Thrilling Victory:

      The "SUGO GT 300KM RACE," Round 5 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Sportsland SUGO (one lap: 3.704 km x 81 laps) in Miyagi Prefecture on July 25. In the GT500 class, the victory went to the KEIHIN HSV-010 driven by Toshihiro Kaneishi and Koudai Tsukakoshi. In the closest finish in SUPER GT history, the KEIHIN car beat out the Weider HSV-010 at the wire by just 25 thousandths of a second.

    • Sugo: Race Results:

      Sugo: Race Results

    • Sugo: Treluyer and Nissan Supreme in Hot Qualifying:

      On July 24, the official qualifying for the SUGO GT 300km RACE, Round 5 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series was held at the Sportsland SUGO (Miyagi Pref.). In the Super Lap format qualifying, the No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Benoit Treluyer won pole position. In the GT300 class, the class pole went to the No.2 Apple·K-ONE·Shiden driven by Hiroki Katoh.

    • Sugo: Qualifying Times:

      Sugo: Qualifying Times

    • Sugo: Practice Times:

      Sugo: Practice Times

    • Sugo: Entry List:

      Sugo: Entry List

    • Peugeot on Le Mans, the Rest of 2010 and 2011:

      Three weeks after the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, and after inspecting the cars that contested this year’s event, Peugeot Sport looks back at the problems that affected the 908 HDi FAPs in the French race and provides details of its plans for its Intercontinental Le Mans Cup programme during the second half of the season.

    • News in Brief for 07 July:

      In other news, RML have announced a new driver, Spyker take full control of Saab and sad news from the SCCA.

    • GT3 Cars to Race in Japan:

      Next season the Super Taikyu Series in Japan is to add a new class based on the FIA GT3 regulations with the full support of the SRO Motorsports Group, the promoter of FIA GT3 racing worldwide. In 2011 the new ST-X Class will have three to four races with a full race schedule scheduled for 2012.

    • Super GT Points After Round 4:

      Super GT Points After Round 4

    • VIDEO: Sepang Race Highlights, Round 4 of 2010 Super GT Championship:

      The commentary for this video is in Japanese but expresses the excitement of the race! Click for >race results and the full >race recap.

    • Sepang: Fierce battle ends with 1-2 finish for GT-R teams!:

      The SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN MALAYSIA, Round 4 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Sepang International Circuit (lap = 5.543 km x 54 laps) in Malaysia (on June 20). The GT500 class winner was the pole-starting CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli for their first victory of the season. Second place went to the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, giving the Nissan GT-R a 1-2 finish.

    • Sepang: Race Results:

      Sepang: Race Results

    • Sepang: CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R takes Pole Position! :

      The official qualifying for Round 4 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, the SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES MALAYSIA, was held on the afternoon of June 19. The winner of the pole position in the Super Lap format qualifying was Tsugio Matsuda in the No. 12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R. The GT300 class pole winner was Tetsuya Tanaka in the No. 11 JIMGAINER DIXCEL DUNLOP F430.

    • Sepang: Qualifying Times:

      Sepang: Qualifying Times

    • Super GT Points After Round 3:

      Super GT Points After Round 3

    • VIDEO: Super GT Highlights from Round 3 at Fuji:

      The Fuji 400km was a Lexus fest with the marque dominateing the poduim. In this story we have video highlights of the race.

    • Fuji: Podium Sweep for Lexus Team at Home Track:

      The FUJI GT 400km RACE, Round 3 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km x 88 laps) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 2. The GT500 class winner was the pole-starting MJ KRAFTR SC430 driven by Hiroaki Ishiura and Kazuya Oshima, who effectively never lost the lead throughout the race.

    • Fuji: Race Results:

      Fuji: Race Results

    • Fuji: Young Lexus Star Oshima Qualifies Fastest!:

      The qualifying for the FUJI GT 400km RACE, Round 3 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 1. The GT500 class pole position was won by Kazuya Oshima in the MJ KRAFT SC430. With this, the MJ KRAFT SC430 driven by Oshima and Hiroaki Ishiura will start from the front row in the race on the 2nd.

    • Fuji: Qualifying Results:

      Fuji: Qualifying Results

    • Okayama: Video Highlights of Round 2:

      Round two of the Japanese Super GT Championship was another exciting affair. In this post, we have all the highlights of this race.

    • Okayama: Weider HSV-010 Erases Last Round's Nightmare with Perfect Win:

      The OKAYAMA GT 300km RACE, Round 2 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km x 82 laps) in Okayama Pref. on April 4. Fierce battles unfolded on the track under fair spring skies, and when the racing was over, the pole-starting Weider HSV-010 driven by Takashi Kogure and Loic Duval held onto the lead throughout the race to take the win. This gave the new Honda HSV - 010GT its first win in only the second race of its debut season.

    • Okayama: Race Results:

      Okayama: Race Results

    • Okayama: Weider HSV-010 Takes Second Straight Pole Position:

      The qualifying for the OKAYAMA GT300km RACE, Round 2 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km) in Okayama Pref. on April 3. Under fair skies, the Weider HSV-010 driven by Takashi Kogure and Loic Duval won the pole position in the GT500 class, giving them the right to start from the front row in the race on the 4th.

    • Okayama: Qualifying Results:

      Okayama: Qualifying Results

    • VIDEO: Japanese SuperGT Round 1 From Suzuka:

      The Super GT season got underway this weekend with the Suzuka GT300km.

    • Honda HSV-010GT grabs pole position in debut round!:

      In the qualifying for the SUZUKA GT 300km, Round 1 of the 2010 AUTOBACS SUPER GT held at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807 km) in Mie Pref. on March 20. In this qualifying, the Weider HSV-010 driven by Takashi Kogure and Loic Duval won the pole position in the GT500 class. This gives the Weider HSV-010 the right to start from the front row in the race on the 21st.

    • News in Brief for 19 February:

      Driver announcements from Super GT, FIA GT1 and Grand Am in today's news.
      Honda, Mad Croc, Oliver Gavin, Hines

    • News in Brief for 11 February:

      Today we have driver announcements from Corvette and Nissan to bring you up to speed on the ALMS, SuperGT and GT1 World Championship.

    • FIRST PICS: The Super GT - Honda HSV-010GT:

      Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today introduced the HSV-010 GT, which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series (managed and run by GTA Co., Ltd.).

    • News in Brief for 03 January:

      It may only be the third day of 2010 but the big stories are already beginning for the year. Today we have a couple of major announcements for the Le Mans Series and one for the Japanese Super GT category.

Volume 9

    • News in Brief for 11 December:

      News in Brief for 11 December

    • ACO Releases Full Regulations for 2010:

      The ACO has released the Le Mans branded races regulations for 2010. Items of note include revised front and rear body work. While most cars would have been effected, Pescarolo LMP1/P2, ORECA LMP1, Lola LMP1/LMP2 and Acura ARX-01C LMP2 have been given waivers.

    • Motegi: Race to Honda, Title to Lexus:

      On Oct. 18, the SUPER GT IN KYUSHU 300KM, Round 8 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Autopolis (one lap 4・674km_65 laps) in Oita Pref. In the GT500 class the PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 driven by Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer won its first victory of the season.

    • Motegi: Race Results:

      Motegi: Race Results

    • Motegi: Arta NSX on Pole for its Final Race:

      The Qualifying for Round 9 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, the MOTEGI GT 250km RACE, was held on November 7 under fair skies at the Twin Ring Motegi (one lap 4.801 km) in Tochiki Prefecture. The winner of the GT500 class pole position was the ARTA NSX driven by Ralph Firman and Takuya Izawa. This will put the NSX machine in front on the first row for the final race of the season on Sunday the 8th.

    • The Internet Rumour Roundup:

      It has been a while since we updated you on all the rumour and gossip as to what could be happening in 2010 and beyond. So here is a quick update. You can decide what is fact and what is not...

    • Asian Le Mans Series - The Winners (and Auto Entrants to Le Mans!):

      Taking the combined results of the two races into account, four lucky entrants have received automatic invitations to the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours:

    • Okayama: Aston Martin Take Race 2 in Japan:

      The Lola-Aston Martin is a car that has been designed with the long straights of the Le Mans circuit in mind. But it didn't have too many problems with the tight corners on the Okayama layout! While Stefan Mucke and Harold Primat dominated the second race, overall victory in the first Asian Le Mans Series went to the Sora Racing Pescarolo thanks to Christophe Tinseau's and Shinji Nakano's win on Saturday and second place today.

    • Okayama: Race 2 Results:

      Okayama: Race 2 Results

    • Okayama: Pescarolo/Sora Takes Race 1:

      There were four different leaders in the top category, fantastic battles at every level, sudden twists and suspense! At the end of this grande premiere, the Pescarolo prototypes scored a double, first of all in LM P1 with Christophe Tinseau and Shinji Nakano and also in LM P2 for the Oak Racing team.

    • Okayama: Race 1 Results:

      Okayama: Race 1 Results

    • Okayama: Warm up Times:

      Okayama: Warm up Times

    • Okayama: Qualifying Times:

      Okayama: Qualifying Times

    • Okayama: Practice 2 Times:

      Okayama: Practice 2 Times

    • Okayama: Practice 1 Times:

      Okayama: Practice 1 Times

    • Okayama: The LM GT1 & GT2 Aston Martins disqualified!:

      The 2 Aston Martins that set the quickest times in LM GT1 and LM GT2 have been disqualified because their wings do not comply with the technical regulations. T. Tsuchiya (GT1) and Thomas Enge (GT2) will start from the last row of the grid tomorrow (Saturday).

    • Okayama: The Drayson Racing Lola-Judd on pole!:

      Qualifying for the inaugural round of the Asian Le Mans Series produced a big surprise. The battle for pole was expected to be fought out between the Pescarolo-Judd, the Oreca-AIM, or the works Lola-Aston Martin with the Team Kolles Audi R10s as outsiders.

    • Okayama: Entry List:

      Okayama: Entry List

    • Three ALMS Crews Heads to Okayama:

      The 2009 season isn’t quite over for a trio of teams from the American Le Mans Series. Drayson Racing, Robertson Racing and BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team are eight days away from the first practice session of the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series Race on October 31-November 1 at the Okayama circuit in Japan

    • Carlo Van Dam will Join Labre for Asian Le Mans Race:

      Vlaardingen - Dutch racing driver Carlo van Dam will participate in the two opening rounds of the 2009 Asian Le Mans Series 2009 on October 31/November 1. At the Okayama circuit in Japan he will that weekend drive a Saleen S7R for the French Larbre Competition-team.

    • First Win of the Season for the Petronas Lexus at Autopolis:

      On Oct. 18, the SUPER GT IN KYUSHU 300KM, Round 8 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Autopolis (one lap 4?674km_65 laps) in Oita Pref. In the GT500 class the PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 driven by Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer won its first victory of the season.

    • Duval and Lyons Take Pole at Autopolis:

      On Oct. 17, the qualifying for the SUPER GT IN KYUSHU 300KM, Round 8 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the AUTOPOLIS (lap = 4.674 km) in Oita Pref. In this qualifying, the ZENT CERUMO SC430 (drivers: Yuji Tachikawa / Richard Lyons) won the GT500 class pole position and will start from the front row in the race on the 18th.

    • Asian Le Mans Series: 'We Don't Want To Miss It!':

      The reaction of the four team bosses who spoke to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest was unanimous: they could not miss THE big event. Lola‐Aston Martin, Audi R10 TDI, Oreca‐AIM and Perscarolo‐Judd will be among the favourites for the Asian Le Mans Series, which kicks off on 31st October‐1st November on the Okayama circuit in Japan.

    • Oreca Announce their Asian Le Mans Lineup:

      After their victory at Silverstone and 5th place in the Petit Le Mans in front of Acura, the Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM will race in the last 2 events of the season on 31st October and 1st November. The ORECA 01 will be at Okayama and will be driven in the Asian Le Mans Series by Nicolas Lapierre and Loic Duval.

    • Rahal and BMW Confirm 2010 Plans and '09 Asian Le Mans:

      BMW North America and Rahal Letterman Racing announced that it will return to the American Le Mans Series in 2010 with two BMW M3s, a partnership that already has a victory in the highly competitive GT2 class to its credit this season. The announcement came at Road Atlanta, site of this weekend’s 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6.

    • Around the World for Roberston Ford:

      This is the start of a busy and globe-trotting month for Robertson Racing. The silver Ford GT-R and its Road Atlanta-based crew will travel nearly 20,000 miles between now and early November when its ‘world tour’ finishes. There are three races in that span, starting with Saturday’s 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, where the husband-wife duo of David and Andrea Robertson along with David Murry will contest the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic.

    • ARTA NSX Comes from 12th Position on the Grid to Claim a Stunning Victory!:

      The FUJI GT 300km RACE, round 7 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held on Sept. 13 at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km × 66 laps) in Shizuoka Pref. The winners in the GT500 class for the first time this season were the ARTA NSX team of Ralph Firman and Takuya Izawa.

    • Fuji: EPSON NSX wins its first Pole Position of the Season!:

      The qualifying for the FUJI GT 300km Race, Round 7 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563km) in Shizuoka Pref. on Sept. 12. In the GT500 class the pole position was won by the EPSON NSX driven by Loic Duval, giving it the right to start from the front position in the race on the 13th.

    • What You Need to Know About the Asian Le Mans Series:

      The Asian Le Mans Series will kick off in Japan on 31st October 2009. Well before the closing date for entries (5th September), the presence of 23 cars has already been confirmed. All the big endurance names will be there!

    • Suzuka: First Victory for the Pair of Drivers and the SC430!:

      The 6th round of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, the 38th INTERNATIONAL Pokka GT SUMMER SPECIAL, was held on Aug. 23 at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807km x 121 laps) in Mie Prefecture. The winner of the GT500 class was the KRAFT SC430 driven by Hiroaki Ishiura and Kazuya Oshima.

    • Suzuka: GT500 Rookie Kazuya Oshima takes his first Pole Position:

      The Qualifying for Round 6 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, the 38th INTERNATIONAL Pokka GT SUMME SPECIAL was held on Aug. 22 at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807km) in Mie Prefecture. Winning the pole position was the KRAFT SC430 (drivers Hiroaki Ishiura/Kazuya Oshima). They will be starting from front position on the grid for the race on the 23rd.

    • Planning for Asian Le Mans Series Underway but without Shanghai:

      The evolution of the Le Mans Series in the world is under way. During the ACO Press Conference two days before the start of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Rémy Brouard, the general manager, reminded those present that the ACO and its partners were thinking about the creation of an Intercontinental Trophy to be inaugurated in the near future (2010 or 2011). This year, the development of the Le Mans Series on 3 continents will become a reality.

    • Sugo: Nissan Takes a Solid Win:

      On July 26, the “SUGO GT 300KM RACE," Round 5 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at Sportsland Sugo (one lap: 3.704 km, 81 laps) in Miyagi Prefecture and the GT500 class winner was the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama/Benoit Treluyer. It was the second win this season.

    • Sepang: Pole position but no luck for Treluyer:

      It should have been so much better. Having qualified on pole, Benoît Tréluyer and Satoshi Motoyama’s hopes of victory in Malaysia were high. That’s until second gear broke on their Motul-Autech Nissan GT-R during the installation lap. Determined to make amends after starting from the pit lane, the pair would battle back through the field to eventually finish eighth.

    • Sepang: Manager Masahiro Hasemi's GT-R Victorious:

      The SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN MALAYSIA race, Round 4 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Sepang International Circuit (lap = 5.542 km x 54 laps) in Malaysia on June 21 and the GT500 class winner was the HASEMI TOMICA EBBRO GT-R driven by Ronnie Quintarelli and Hironobu Yasuda for their first victory of the season.

    • Sepang: Motoyama Takes Pole for Nissan:

      The qualifying for the SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN MALAYSIA, Round 4 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, was held at the Sepang Circuit (lap 5.542 km) in Malaysia on June 20. In the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, Satoshi Motoyama won his third straight GT500 class pole position after Round 2 at Suzuka and Round 3 at Fuji Speedway. With this, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R will start from the front position on the first row in the race on the 21st.

    • 31 Entries for the Asian Le Mans Series:

      The initial aim of 30 entries minimum has already been exceeded for the first two Asian Le Mans Series meetings in Okayama and Shanghai. The ACO is delighted about this, and the club is harvesting the fruits of its painstaking preparation.

    • Fuji: Motoyama Ties Record Again for Most Career GT wins:

      The FUJI GT 400km RACE, Round 3 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km x 88 laps) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 4. The GT500 class winner was the pole-starting MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer, bringing the team its first victory of the 2009 season.

    • Fuji: Motoyama Grabs Second Straight Pole Position in the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R!:

      The qualifying for the FUJI GT 400km RACE, Round 3 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 3. For the second consecutive round, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama took the Pole Position (fastest qualifier) in the GT500 class and will start from the front row in the race on the 4th.

    • Suzuka: ZENT CERUMO SC430 Stages Dramatic Come-from-Behind Win!:

      In the KEIHIN SUZUKA 2&4 RACE, Round 2 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT held at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807 km x 52 laps) in Mie Pref. on April 19, the ZENT CERUMO SC430 driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Richard Lyons came from behind for a dramatic win.

    • Suzuka: Motoyama Qualifies 1st in the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R!:

      The qualifying for the KEIHIN SUZUKA 2&4 RACE, Round 2 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807 km) in Mie Pref. on April 18. Driving the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, Satoshi Motoyama won the pole position as the fastest qualifier and will start from the front row in the final race on the 19th.

    • ACO Busy Getting Ready for the Asian Le Mans Series:

      With just a month to go to the final closing date for entries and 7 months before the start of the 2009 Asian Le Mans Series, the ACO is a hive of activity. The first entrants have been confirmed and the aim of having 30 cars on the grid at Okayama and Shanghai looks well on the way to being achieved.

    • Okayama: Runaway victory for Masahiko Kondo's HIS GT-R team!:

      The OKAYAMA GT 300km RACE, Round 1 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km x 82 laps) in Okayama Pref. on March 22. The GT500 class winners were Joao Paulo Lima de Oliveira and Seiji Ara driving the HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R.

    • Okayama: Lexus Takes Pole for Round 1:

      The qualifying for the OKAYAMA GT 300km RACE, Round 1 of the 2009 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km) in Okayama Pref. on March 21. The ZENT CERUMO SC430 driven by Yuji Tachikawa won the pole position (fastest qualifier) in the GT500 class and will start from the front row in the final race on the 22nd.

Volume 8

    • Super GT Confirms Fuji Result:

      Concerning the appeal that was lodged against the race results of
      the GT300 class from the 9th Rd. of the FUJI GT 300KM RACE held
      on November 9, 2008 at Fuji Speedway, here we announce that the
      results released on the day of the race and considered 'provisional'
      ever since, have now been confirmed as official results, as the
      appeal has been withdrawn.

    • Fuji: The Final Race Is Won by CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R while XANAVI NISMO GT-R Wins theTitle:

      The FUJI GT 300km RACE, 9th and final round of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held on Nov. 9 at the Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. The winners in the GT500 class were the CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R team of Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe. The winners in the GT300 class were the YUNKER-POWER TAISAN PORSCHE team.

    • Fuji: REAL NSX Qualifies Fastest in Season's Final Round!:

      The qualifying for the FUJI GT 300km RACE, Round 9 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. on Nov. 8. In this qualifying the REAL NSX driven Katsutomo Kaneishi and Toshihiro Kaneishi won the pole position and will start from the front row in the final race on the 9th.

    • Autopolis: Treluyer Takes Pole for Super GT Round 8:

      On Oct. 18, the qualifying for the Super GT in Kyushu 300 km, Round 8 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the AUTOPOLIS (Oita Pref.) and the GT500 pole position was won by the No. 23 ZENT CERUMO SC430 driven by Benoit Treluyer, while the GT300 class pole went to the No. 11 JIMCENTER ADVAN F430 driven by Tetsuya Tanaka.

    • Motegi: YellowHat YMS TOMICA GT-R Takes its First Victory of the Season!:

      On September 14, the MOTEGI GT300km Race, Round 7 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Twin Ring Motegi (one lap 4.801 km) in Tochigi Prefecture and the GT500 class winner was the YellowHat YMS TOMICA GT-R driven by Ronnie Quintarelli and Naoki Yokomizo.

    • Motegi: Firman Secures Pole for Yellowhat NSX:

      Qualifying second was the No. 1 ARTA NSX (Ralph Firman), which had held the fastest time until it was bettered by Quintarelli near the end of the session. Meanwhile, the 3rd position went to the No. 6 ENEOS SC430 driven by Bjorn Wirdheim, who bettered his time on the last timed lap to win the team its best grid position of the season. These results gave the GT-R, NSX and SC430 a place among the top three.

    • Suzuka: Nissan Take Win with Matsuda and Phillipe:

      On July 27, the 37th International Pokka 1000Km Race, Round 6 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807 km ~173 laps) in Mie Prefecture and the GT500 class winner was the CALSONIC GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe.

    • Suzuka: Bad Weather Hands Pole to the Motul Autech GT-R:

      The first qualifying session started at 9:50 in the morning. The rain that had been falling since the night before had turned into a drizzle by start time but never stopped and the track was completely wet. The temperature at start time was 22 degrees C., with a track temperature of 23 degrees C.

  • July 2008
    • Sugo: First 2008 Win for the TAKATA DOME NSX is a Pole-to-Checkered Dash!:

      On July 27, the “SUGO GT 300KM RACE,” Round 5 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at Sports land SUGO in Miyagi Prefecture. In the GT500 class the No. 18 TAKATA DOME NSX driven by Ryo Michigami and Takashi Kogure scored a pole-to-checkered win. In the GT300 class, the No. 43 ARTA Garaiya driven by Morio Nitta and Shinichi Takagi came from the second position on the starting grid to take the victory.

    • Sugo: TAKATA DOME NSX Grabs Second Pole Position this Season:

      The first qualifying session began at 11:00 a.m. Although the Wet sign was still out, the track was mostly dry and the teams took to the track on slick tires. The air temperature at the start of the session was 23 degrees C., with a track temperature of 27 degrees C.

  • June 2008
    • Sepang: Two from Two for Woodwon Advan Nissan:

      The SUPER GT International Series MALAYSIA race, Round 4 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was run at the Sepang International Circuit (lap = 5.542 km) in Malaysia on June 22. In the GT500 class, the No. 24 WOODONE ADVAN Clarion GT-R driven by the pair of Joao Paulo Lima De Oliveira and Seiji Ara started from 4th position on the grid and staged a come-from-behind victory. In the GT300class, the No.77 CUSCO DUNLOP SUBARU IMPREZA driven by Tetsuya Yamano and Kota Sasaki scored an impressive pole-to-checkered win.

  • May 2008
    • Fuji: ZENT CERUMO SC430 (Tachikawa/Lyons) Wins for First Time this Season:

      The FUJI GT 500KM RACE, Round 3 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km x 110 laps) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 4, and victory was won by the ZENT CERUMO SC430 driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Richard Lyons for the first time this season.

    • Fuji: TAKATA DOME NSX Wins Pole Position for Second Consecutive Year!:

      The qualifying for the FUJI GT 500 km Race, Round 3 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 3. The TAKATA DOME NSX driven by Takashi Kogure won the GT500 class pole position and will start from the front row in the race on the 4th.

  • April 2008
    • Okayama: XANAVI NISMO GT-R Starts Season with Consecutive Victories!:

      The Okayama GT 300km Race, Round 2 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km x 82 laps) in Okayama Pref. on April 13 and Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer drove the XANAVI NISMO GT-R to a second consecutive victory, following their win in the season opener.

    • Okayama: XANAVI NISMO GT-R Qualifies on Pole:

      The qualifying for the Okayama GT 300km, Round 2 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km) in Okayama Pref. on April 12. The XANAVI NISMO GT-R driven by Benoit Treluyer won the pole position as the fastest qualifier in the GT500 class and will start from the front row in the final race on the 13th.

  • March 2008
    • Suzuka: The New Nissan GT-R Takes First Win:

      The SUZUKA GT 300km, Round 1 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie Pref. on March 16. The GT500 class was won in a come-from-behind victory by the 2nd-place qualifying No. 23 XANAVI NISMO GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer. This gave Nissan's new GT-R an impressive 1-2 victory in its debut race.

    • Suzuka: MOTUL AUTECH GT-R Qualifies 1st in its GT Debut!:

      The qualifying for the SUZUKA GT 300km, Round 1 of the 2008 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Suzuka Circuit (one lap 5.807 km) in Mie Pref. on March 15. Driving the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, Michael Krumm won the pole position as the fastest qualifier and will start from the front row in the race on the 16th.
      In the first qualifying session in the morning, Krumm ran the second fastest lap time. In the first afternoon session he qualified for the Super Lap for the top ten qualifiers (time trials run individually).

  • February 2008
    • ACO To Create Asian Le Mans Series:

      1st & 2nd November 2008 - Shanghai bound!

      After the United States and Europe the Automobile Club de l'Ouest breaks new ground with the organisation of its first race in China.

    • FeedMeSportsCars Catches Up with Loic Duval:

      FeedMeSportsCars was able to catch up with Super GT's Loic Duval at the recent A1GP round in Sydney, Australia. Duval finished second in the Super GT Championship in 2007 and had been testing in Japan just hours before the first qualifying session for the A1GP race - a race in which he was competing for A1GP Team France.

    • Nissan Announces New 2008 Season Motorsport Programs:

      Nissan Motor Co. Ltd and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced their 2008 Global Motorsport Programs.

      Highlighting the company's continued commitment to global motorsport, Nissan will enter the all-new GT-R into the premium Japanese motorsport series, SUPER GT.

Volume 7

  • December 2007
  • November 2007
    • Fuji: NSX and Porsche Take the Wins at Fugi:

      On Nov. 4, The FUJI GT 300km RACE, 9th and final round of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, took place at the Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Pref. In the GT500 class the No. 32 EPSON NSX (Loic Duval/Fabio Carbone) ran to its first victory of the season. The GT300 class winner was the No. 26 YUNKER-POWER TAISAN PORSCHE (Nobuteru Taniguchi/ Dominik Farnbacher), its second victory of the season. Also, the season title for drivers in the GT300 class was claimed by team of Kazuya Ohshima and Hiroaki Ishiura (No.101 TOY STORY Racing apr MR-S), who finished second in this race.

    • Fuji: Pole and Course Record for Treluyer and Hosino:

      The qualifying for the FUJI GT 300km RACE, Round 9 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. on Nov. 3. In this qualifying the CALSONIC IMPUL Z driven by Benoit Treluyer and Kazuki Hoshino won the GT500 class pole position and will start from the front row in the final race on the 4th.

    • Nissan GT-R Shakedown In Suzuka:

      NISSAN GT-R race car for the GT500 class of Japan's SUPER GT series underwent a shakedown at the renowned Suzuka Circuit from October 29 - 30 supervised by NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd.). The vehicle is scheduled to debut in the series next year. The 2-day test, conducted under sunny skies, went smoothly with NISMO's regular drivers, Satoshi Motoyama, Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda, behind the wheel. The test was designed to obtain important data for the race car's further development.

  • October 2007
    • Autopolis: Ito/Firman Wrap Up Championship with Victory:

      On Oct. 14, the SUPER GT IN KYUSHU 300KM, Round 8 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the AUTOPOLIS (Oita Pref.). In the GT500 class the ARTA NSX (Daisuke Ito/Ralph Firman) won for the third time this season clinched the GT500 Drivers Title with one round remaining in the season. In the GT300 class, the No. 62 WILLCOM ADVAN VEMAC 408R No.62 WILLCOM ADVAN VEMAC408R (Shinsuke Shibahara/ Haruki Kurosawa) came away with the win.

    • Autopolis: Firman/Ito Qualify Well For the Championship:

      The first qualifying session began at 10:30, 10 minutes later than scheduled. The weather was fair and thee track was dry. The temperature at the start of the session was 23 degrees C. and the track surface temperature was 30 degrees.

  • September 2007
    • Motegi:Takata Dome NSX Finally Turns its Potential into Results:

      The Motegi GT 300 km Race, Round 7 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Twin Ring Motegi (Tochigi Pref.) on Sept. 9, The GT500 victory went to the pole starter No. 18 TAKATA DOME NSX (Ryo Michigami/Takashi Kogure). The GT300 class winner was the No. 26 YUNKER-POWER TAISAN PORSCHE (Nobuteru Taniguchi/Dominik Farnbacher).

    • Motegi: Takata Dome NSX Takes Fifth Pole of the Season:

      On Sept. 8, the qualifying for the Motegi GT 300 km Race, Round 7 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Twin Ring Motegi (Tochigi Pref.) and the No. 18 TAKATA DOME NSX driven by Takashi Kogure won the GT500 class pole position, while the GT300 class pole went to the No. 43 ARTA Garaiya.

  • August 2007
    • Suzuka: TOM'S Lexus Takes First Win of the Season:

      The INTERNATIONAL POKKA 1000 km race, Round 6 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Suzuka Circuit (lap = 5.807 km x 173 laps) in Mie Pref. on Aug. 19, and the victory went to the houzan TOM’S SC430 driven by Juichi Wakisaka, Andre Lotterer and Oliver Jarvis.

    • Suzuka: YellowHat on Pole at Suzuka:

      The qualifying for the INTERNATIONAL POKKA 1000 km, Round 6 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Suzuka Circuit (lap = 5.807 km) in Mie Pref. on Aug. 18. In this day's qualifying, the YellowHat YMS MobaHO! TOMICA Z (drivers: Sebastien Philippe, Masataka Yanagida) won the GT500 class pole position and will start from the front row in the final race on the 19th.

  • July 2007
    • Sugo: NSX Once Again Take the Win:

      The SUGO GT 300 km Race, Round 5 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at SPORTS-LAND SUGO (one lap 3.704 km x 81 laps) in Miyagi Pref. on July 29 and the GT500 class victory went to the second-place qualifiers, Daisuke Ito and Ralph Firman of the ARTA NSX team.

    • TAKATA DOME NSX Sets Record with Fourth Consecutive Pole Position!:

      The qualifying for the SUGO GT 300 km Race, Round 5 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at SPORTS-LAND SUGO (one lap 3.704 km) in Miyagi Pref. on July 28. The TAKATA DOME NSX driven by Ryo Michgami and Takashi Kogure grabbed the GT500 class pole position (fastest qualifier) and will start from the front row in the final race on the 29th July.

    • The ACO increases its involvement in Asia:

      The Automobile Club de l'Ouest has released this statement about the Japanese Le Mans Challenge:

  • June 2007
    • Sepang: Woodone Advan Team Claim First Win + Results!:

      The SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN MALAYSIA race, Round 4 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Sepang International Circuit (lap = 5.542 km) in Malaysia Pref. on June 24. Coming up from 14th place on the starting grid to grab the win in the GT500 class was the pair of Joao Paulo Lima De Oliveira and Seiji Ara driving the WOODONE ADVAN Clarion Z.

    • Sepang: TAKATA DOME NSX Top Qualifier for Third Consecutive Round!:

       The qualifying for the SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN MALAYSIA, Round 4 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Sepang Circuit (lap = 5.542 km) in Malaysia Pref. on June 23. The TAKATA DOME NSX won the GT500 class pole position (fastest qualifier) and will start from the front row in the final race on the 24th.

  • May 2007
    • Sugo: Nakano and Kurosawa Take Pole:

      JLMC 2007 series starts in same circuit as last year SPORTS-LAND SUGO and official qualifying was taken place with cloudy, sometimes caught sunlight weather on Saturday. During "Driver's qualifying" held from 10:40 for 1 hour, No. 16 "MUGEN COURAGE LC70" (LMP1) with Haruki Kurosawa and Shinji Nakano recorded the fastest lap of 1'13'306, making 0.499 sec margin from "DUNLOP Zytek 05S" with Hideki Noda and Shinsuke Yamazaki.

    • Fugi: Come-from-behind Win for XANAVI NISMO Z:

       The Fuji GT 500 km Race, Round 3 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km x 109 laps) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 4, and victory went to the 11th-place qualifiers, the XANAVI NISMO Z driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Richard Lyons. As can be expected from a long 500 km race like this, there was a good number of car contacts, crashes and machine trouble occurring one after another. Through it all, the experienced Motoyama-Lyons pair constantly moved up through the pack to take the lead by the end of their second pit stop. It was a perfect come-from-behind victory scenario acted out with skill and precision.

    • TAKATA NOME NSX Top Qualifier for Second Consecutive Round!:

       The qualifying for the Fuji GT 500 km Race, Round 3 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. on May 3. The TAKATA NOME NSX driven by Takashi Kogure won the GT500 class pole position (fastest qualifier) and will start from the front row in the race on the 4th.

  • April 2007
    • Rookie Duval takes first pole position in EPSON NSX:

      Qualifying sessions for Round 9 of the 2006 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, the FUJI GT300KM, took place at the Fuji Speedway (1 lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Prefecture on November 4. Loic Duval in the EPSON NSX captured the pole position (1st place in qualifying). He will start from the front row for the final race on the 5th.

    • Okayama: Fate decided at the first turn + GT300 Report and Results!:

      The OKAYAMA GT 300km RACE, Round 2 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Okayama International Circuit (one lap 3.703 km x 82 laps) in Okayama Pref. on April 8. The GT500 class winners were the 2nd fastest qualifiers, the ARTA NSX driven by Daisuke Ito and Ralph Firman, who ran virtually the whole race without ever giving up the lead.

    • Nissan Z Shows Outstanding Performance With 3rd Place Podium In Round 2 Of SUPER GT:

      Round 2 of SUPER GT was held on Sunday, April 8th at Okayama International Circuit (3.703 km / lap). The NISMO MOTUL AUTECH Z (#22), with drivers Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda, started 6th and finished the race on the podium in 3rd place. This marked the second consecutive podium finish for the Fairlady Z, after taking 2nd at Suzuka three weeks ago. The weather was fair on race day with a high temperature of 18C. A total of 35,000 spectators witnessed the excitement at the track.