Kenichiro Ebii

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Yamamoto takes blame for Hirakawa incident: "I lost focus"

Outgoing Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto has taken the blame for the crash that took he and Ryo Hirakawa out of Sunday's Motegi race, admitting he "lost focus" on his rival due to another incident up ahead.

Nakajima "half happy" about Alesi's success in his absence Motegi II
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Nakajima "half happy" about Alesi's success in his absence

Kazuki Nakajima says he was "half happy" to see his TOM'S Super Formula replacement Giuliano Alesi perform well in his absence as he returns to the cockpit this weekend at Motegi.

Tsuchiya considering ditching Porsche after just two seasons

Takeshi Tsuchiya has revealed he is considering ending his relationship with Porsche in SUPER GT after two seasons following his eponymous team’s struggles with the 911 GT3 R.

How Honda stole a march in SUPER GT’s engine battle at Sugo

While Nissan scored back-to-back SUPER GT wins last weekend at Sugo, it was Honda that struck what could be a decisive blow in the championship fight, boosted by the introduction of a new engine.

Impul boss Hoshino urges Hirakawa to seize Toyota WEC chance

Impul Super Formula boss and Japanese racing legend Kazuyoshi Hoshino has urged his driver Ryo Hirakawa to seize the "rare" chance he's been given to join Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship line-up.

Yamamoto feels on cusp of Super Formula breakthrough

Reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto says he feels close to a breakthrough with Nakajima Racing despite failing to score points for a second race in a row at Motegi.

How Honda prevented another 'Supra festival' at Motegi

After being humbled by Toyota in the opening round of the SUPER GT season at Okayama, Honda faced question marks over its form at its home track at Motegi. But in the end the strength of the NSX-GT averted another 'Supra festival'.

SUPER GT 2022 schedule won't feature overseas races

SUPER GT will not attempt to run any overseas races in 2022, with the series set for an entirely Japan-based calendar for a third year in a row.

Points-leading Toyota now facing “crucial” SUPER GT races Motegi
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Points-leading Toyota now facing “crucial” SUPER GT races

The SUPER GT championship-leading Rookie Racing Toyota crew is now facing a series of “crucial” races following its dream start to the season, says Kenta Yamashita.

Sugo’s new pitlane exit branded “dangerous” by drivers

Sugo’s revised pitlane exit layout has attracted criticism from Super Formula drivers, who have labelled the new design “dangerous”.

Sasahara attending Super Formula races as Honda reserve

Ukyo Sasahara is acting as Honda’s on-site reserve driver for the remainder of the current Super Formula season, starting this weekend at Sugo.

Nojiri bullish on Sugo chances “with or without” Hirakawa

Super Formula points leader Tomoki Nojiri says that Ryo Hirakawa’s absence from Sugo makes no difference to him, and that he plans to win “with or without” his closest championship rival present.