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Toyota's Yamashita doesn't fear '21-style points drought

The SUPER GT championship-leading Rookie Racing Toyota team has conquered its race pace issues from last year, believes Kenta Yamashita.

R'Qs Mercedes to miss Suzuka SUPER GT race after Fuji crash Suzuka
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R'Qs Mercedes to miss Suzuka SUPER GT race after Fuji crash

The R'Qs Motor Sports Mercedes team is set to miss this month's third round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka following Hisashi Wada's huge crash at Fuji Speedway.

Matsushita hopes Suzuka can be "turning point" for Real Racing

Honda SUPER GT driver Nobuharu Matsushita hopes this month's Suzuka race can mark a "turning point" for the beleaguered Real Racing team after a subdued start to the season.

SUPER GT wants to reduce GT300-rules cars' cornering speed

SUPER GT chairman Masaaki Bandoh has suggested that the cornering speeds of GT300-spec cars will be pegged back as part of the series’ Balance of Performance system in the future.

First SUPER GT win for Nissan Z feels imminent, says Quintarelli

A first SUPER GT victory for Nissan's all-new Z GT500 contender feels imminent after a strong showing last week at Fuji Speedway, says Ronnie Quintarelli.

SUPER GT unlikely to return to Thailand, Malaysia next year

SUPER GT is unlikely to race outside of Japan in 2023, with GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh saying that it still remains "difficult" to hold events in Thailand and Malaysia.

Bandoh Toyota "lost everything" with Fuji tyre warm-up woes

The pole-winning Racing Project Bandoh Toyota "lost everything in a lap and a half" at the start of SUPER GT's Fuji 450km with its poor tyre warm-up, admits the team's chief engineer Varun Srinivasan.

ARTA Honda could have won 'in normal circumstances' at Fuji

ARTA Honda chief engineer Ryan Dingle feels the team had the potential to win Wednesday's Fuji SUPER GT round even without the strange circumstances in which Tomoki Nojiri and Nirei Fukuzumi inherited victory.

Takaboshi released from hospital after huge Fuji crash Fuji
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Takaboshi released from hospital after huge Fuji crash

Nissan SUPER GT driver Mitsunori Takaboshi has been released from hospital following his huge crash in Wednesday's race at Fuji Speedway.

TOM'S boss says Alesi not blameless in intra-team clash

TOM'S SUPER GT team boss Jun Yamada believes that Giuliano Alesi was partly culpable for the intra-team collision that cost the squad a likely victory in the Fuji 450km.

Drivers question Fuji restart decision after Takaboshi crash Fuji
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Drivers question Fuji restart decision after Takaboshi crash

SUPER GT drivers have questioned the decision to attempt to restart Wednesday's Fuji 450km race following Mitsunori Takaboshi's terrifying crash.

SARD boss concedes Sekiguchi triggered huge Fuji SUPER GT crash Fuji
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SARD boss concedes Sekiguchi triggered huge Fuji SUPER GT crash

SARD Toyota chief Juichi Wakisaka admits that Yuhi Sekiguchi's “dangerous” manoeuvre triggered the massive crash for Nissan driver Mitsunori Takaboshi in Wednesday’s 450km SUPER GT race at Fuji.

Fuji SUPER GT: ARTA Honda wins bizarre, crash-shortened race Fuji
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Fuji SUPER GT: ARTA Honda wins bizarre, crash-shortened race

ARTA Honda was declared the winner of SUPER GT’s Fuji 450km Golden Week race that was overshadowed by a terrifying crash for Nissan driver Mitsunori Takaboshi.

Fuji SUPER GT red-flagged again after horrifying Nissan accident Fuji
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Fuji SUPER GT red-flagged again after horrifying Nissan accident

The Fuji 450km SUPER GT race has been red-flagged for the second time following a horrific incident for Nissan driver Mitsunori Takaboshi on lap 58 at the start/finish straight.

Fuji SUPER GT red-flagged after major Mercedes crash Fuji
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Fuji SUPER GT red-flagged after major Mercedes crash

SUPER GT has red-flagged the Fuji 450km Golden Week race after 49 of 100 laps to allow for barrier repairs following a hefty crash for a GT300 Mercedes.

Why SUPER GT teams face "tricky" Fuji 450km strategy calls

SUPER GT teams are facing a headache working out the best strategy for Wednesday's Fuji race, with rule changes for this year opening up a wide range of options for the 450km race.

How SUPER GT helped heal Kovalainen’s F1 "scars" Prime

How SUPER GT helped heal Kovalainen’s F1 "scars"

After exiting the Formula 1 paddock underappreciated and then narrowly missing out on a next logical step to the DTM, Heikki Kovalainen became an unlikely SUPER GT refugee. But the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix winner went big in Japan, winning the title in 2016 and finding peace with his racing career.

The Super GT champion shaped by two Toyota rejections Prime

The Super GT champion shaped by two Toyota rejections

Once seemingly destined for Formula 1, two-time SUPER GT champion Kohei Hirate is determined to prove his worth with Nissan after ending up on the receiving end of not one but two career-changing Toyota rejections.

How an Indy 500 'nearly man' found a home in Japan Prime

How an Indy 500 'nearly man' found a home in Japan

Having come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, having already had the door to Formula 1 slammed in his face, Bertrand Baguette finally found a stable home in Japan with Honda. Ahead of his eighth season as a SUPER GT driver, he looks back on his career so far with Jamie Klein.

How the DTM and Super GT can build on their experiment

The Class One 'Dream Race' staged by the DTM and SUPER GT proved a hit - from a competitive and collaborative standpoint. The next step will be for both parties to ensure a successful trial ends up being more than just that.