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Ex-Formula 1 champion Jenson Button says he took “a lot of happiness” from the Super GT season opener at Okayama, where he got to stand on a podium for the first time in six years.
Real Racing led a Honda 1-2 in the opening round of the 2018 Super GT season at Okayama International Circuit, as ex-Formula 1 champion Jenson Button finished second.
Honda locked out the front row for the opening round of the 2018 Super GT season at Okayama International Circuit, with the #17 Real Racing entry topping Saturday’s qualifying session.
Jenson Button might be the biggest draw in the 2018 Super GT season, but there are plenty of other convincing reasons to follow Japan’s biggest racing championship this year, as Rachit Thukral explains.
Nissan was the fastest manufacturer on the opening day of Fuji pre-season Super GT testing, with Joao Paulo de Oliveira and Mitsunori Takaboshi topping the times in their #24 Kondo GT-R.
Team LeMans driver Kazuya Oshima topped the timesheets as Lexus dominated the opening day of Super GT pre-season testing at the Okayama International Circuit on Saturday.
The #37 TOM’S Lexus duo of Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa clinched the 2017 Super GT championship after finishing second to the #23 Nissan in the final round of the season at Motegi.
Bosses from the DTM and Super GT championships have suggested that a combined ‘inter-series’ race could be back on the cards, following a DTM demo at Motegi on Saturday.
The factory Nissan duo of Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda topped the qualifying session for the Super GT season finale at Motegi, beating their nearest championship rivals by nearly a second in the #23 GT-R.
Lexus TOM'S duo Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa eased to victory in a wet-dry Super GT race at Buriram, taking the championship lead in the process.
Team TOM'S duo Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy topped a close Super GT qualifying session at Buriram, which ended with Lexus, Nissan and Honda separated by just 0.113s at the front.
The #64 Nakajima Honda duo of Bertrand Baguette and Kosuke Matsuura claimed an unlikely victory in the 46th running of Suzuka 1000km, while 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button finished 13th after a torrid run of events on his Super GT debut.
The #24 Kondo Nissan crew of Joao Paulo de Oliveira and Daiki Sasaki claimed a surprise pole position for the Suzuka 1000km race, as 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button qualified ninth on his Super GT debut.
We preview the 46th and the final running of Japan’s biggest sportscar race, the Suzuka 1000km, where Formula 1 star Jenson Button is set to grab the headlines.
Jenson Button has stated his intention to make a full-time return to racing next year, with Japan’s Super GT series emerging as one of the most likely avenues for the 2009 F1 world champion.