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Gallery: Retro Super GT cars do battle at Suzuka

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Gallery: Retro Super GT cars do battle at Suzuka
Mar 3, 2019, 11:32 AM

Nissan, Toyota and Honda each brought a classic All-Japan GT Championship/Super GT car back to life for a special pair of exhibition races this weekend at Suzuka.

Two races were held between the trio of Japanese racing icons during the 'Motorsports Fan Thanks Day', a new event for 2019 featuring a variety of two-wheeled and four-wheeled machinery taking part in various demo runs and exhibition events.

Satoshi Motoyama was declared the overall winner of the 'Eternal Rival Showdown' in the 2008-spec Nissan GT-R with which he won the last of his three JGTC/Super GT titles.

The 47-year-old, who has stepped down from the series for 2019, defeated both Honda driver Ryo Michigami and Toyota's Juichi Wakisaka.

Michigami drove his championship-winning Castrol-liveried NSX from 2000, while Wakisaka piloted his own title-winning Supra from 2002 in Esso Ultraflo livery.

Check out the three cars in action in our gallery below, as well as more highlights from an action-packed weekend in Suzuka:

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Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R, Juichi Wakisaka, Toyota Supra, Ryo Michigami, Honda NSX-GT

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R, Juichi Wakisaka, Toyota Supra, Ryo Michigami, Honda NSX-GT
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R
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Photo by: Jun Goto

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R, Juichi Wakisaka, Toyota Supra, Ryo Michigami, Honda NSX-Gt

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R, Juichi Wakisaka, Toyota Supra, Ryo Michigami, Honda NSX-Gt
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R

Satoshi Motoyama, Nissan GT-R
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

Track action

Track action
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

Satoshi Motoyama, Juichi Wakisaka, Ryo Michigami

Satoshi Motoyama, Juichi Wakisaka, Ryo Michigami
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

Satoshi Motoyama, Juichi Wakisaka, Ryo Michigami

Satoshi Motoyama, Juichi Wakisaka, Ryo Michigami
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

SUPER GT track action

SUPER GT track action
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Photo by: Jun Goto

Takuma Sato

Takuma Sato
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Photo by: Jun Goto

Tommi Makinen, Toyota Yaris WRC

Tommi Makinen, Toyota Yaris WRC
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Photo by: Motorsport.com / Japan

SUBARU Impreza WRC

SUBARU Impreza WRC
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Photo by: Motorsport.com / Japan

Kazuki Nakajima, Toyota TS 050

Kazuki Nakajima, Toyota TS 050
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Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda
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Takahiro Yachi, Honda President, Sayaka Yamashita, Akio Toyoda, Toyota President

Takahiro Yachi, Honda President, Sayaka Yamashita, Akio Toyoda, Toyota President
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Lucas Auer, B-MAX Racing Team

Lucas Auer, B-MAX Racing Team
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Photo by: Tomohiro Yoshita

Tadasuke Makino, Nakajima Racing Honda NSX-GT

Tadasuke Makino, Nakajima Racing Honda NSX-GT
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Photo by: Jun Goto

Super Formula action

Super Formula action
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Photo by: Jun Goto

Toyota TS 050 and Red Bull F1

Toyota TS 050 and Red Bull F1
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Photo by: Motorsport.com / Japan

Group photo

Group photo
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Bike action at night

Bike action at night
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