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April 1st: Okayama International Circuit (OkayamaTochigi prefecture)
Okayama International Circuit played host to the "OKAYAMA GT 300km RACE", the opening round of the 2012 SUPER GT season. Qualifying 4th, the #23 AUTECH MOTUL GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama/Michael Krumm) finished the race in the same position. Meanwhile, the #1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R (Masataka Yanagida/Ronnie Quintarelli) ended up eighth. Creating a stir on its debut in the GT300 class, the #3 S Road NDDP GT-R got through qualifying in 9th position and ran as high as fourth early on in the race, until an accident in the latter half pushed the car back, the machine eventually reaching the flag in 19th position.

For the 2012 SUPER GT season-opener, the GT500 class featured 15 cars, with the GT300 class fielding 25 - for a total of 40 cars on track. With an ambient temperature of a slightly chilly 10 degrees Celsius, the 300km event got underway in earnest. On the opening lap, the #23 GT-R of Satoshi Motoyama passed the #100 HSV for third place, before snatching 2nd from the #36 SC430 on lap 7. In addition, the car got past the #38 SC430 on lap 38 to take over the lead of the race, sending the Nissan fans in the main grandstand into a rapturous roar. Shortly thereafter, on lap 37, Motoyama brought the car in, handing the wheel over to teammate Michael Krumm. For the returnee, it took longer than expected to get heat into the tyres, and once the cars around him had also made their stops, he had lost two places and was running third. The German driver ran a long stint in the car, setting consistent lap times and minding the tyres while he waited for a chance to catch the cars ahead. That opportunity never came, and on lap 69 he was passed by the #38 SC430 and #17 HSV. From there until the final lap, Krumm protected his position, finishing the race in 4th place after making up one more position.
Qualifying one position behind the #23 GT-R, the #1 GT-R started the race in fifth place with Ronnie Quintarelli at the controls for the first half. After passing the #100 HSV, he was fourth at the end of the opening lap, though this position was reversed on lap 23 and he was back to his starting position. After completing the pit stop and driver switch to Yanagida, the car ran in fifth place, but a vibration developed after contact with the #3 GT-R on lap 51. As a result, the car dropped one position on lap 56, and then lost another two just before the end of the race, ending the day in eighth place.
Having shown great pace in the morning's warm-up session, the #12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/Joao Paolo di Oliveira) started the race in 11th place, quickly making up two positions on the opening lap. The car then aimed at furthering its position in the early part of the race. However, contact with another car caused damage to the undertray, and it was officially ordered to return to its pit for repairs. As a result, the car fell well down the order, to the point that it had to fight from the back of the pack in its recovery drive. Matsuda took the over reins from Oliveira for the latter half of the race, repeatedly setting quick lap times on his way to an eventual 10th-place finish, and a points-scoring result. Qualifying 14th, the D'station ADVAN GT-R (Hironobu Yasuda/Bjorn Wirdheim) had a lackluster race. The team saved some time when they opted not to change tyres during the driver switch, moving up to eleventh position - the spot in which they completed the event.
Entered in the GT300 class, the #3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Yuhi Sekiguchi/Katsumasa Chiyo) qualified ninth and had Sekiguchi at the wheel for the start. In the first half of the race, the debuting machine ran as high as third. After carrying out the driver switch to Chiyo, the car returned to the race in 4th place. However, contact with the #1 GT-R on lap 47 sent the car spinning off track and a lengthy period in the gravel trap, losing a considerable amount of time. In addition, after getting back on the tarmac, the car returned to the pit for a thorough check of its components. This brought about a drive-through penalty after it was deemed that there had been a violation of the rules during the stop. Despite these unexpected delays and a sharp drop in the car's ranking, Chiyo took the chequered flag on the NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3's debut after completing the race distance in 19th place.
On the #23 GT-R scoring a 4th-place finish in the opening round, NISMO Director Yutaka Suzuki commented: "We had a little trouble due to the temperature, which was too low on this occasion. Despite this, I think both our drivers did an outstanding job. They each had considerable difficulty getting any heat into the hard compound tyres, so to see them temporarily challenge for the top position amply demonstrates the competitive power of this year's GT-R. It was a sufficient response to the situation we faced today. We're looking forward to the next round at Fuji."
 

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The #24 NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 machine also made an appearance at Motegi, its participation announced the day before the race, and drew the attention of the crowd.On Friday the 27th, the #24 GT-R performed its shakedown. Tomonobu Fujii and GAMISAN have experienced the potential of the machine during the shakedown. They had originally planned to only do a shakedown, but a sudden decision was made to participate in the qualifying session and the race. On its first run, the machine took third place in qualifying, and in the race, completed five laps before returning to the pit and ending its first competitive outing.
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May 4th: Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka prefecture)
Round 2 of the 2012 SUPER GT series, the "FUJI GT 500km RACE" was held at Fuji Speedway on Friday, May 4th. After qualifying fourth, the #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama /Michael Krumm) finished the race in third place. Leading until the final stages of the 110-lap event, the #12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/Joao Paolo de Oliveira) gambled on switching to rain tyres just eight laps from the end, and ended up finishing fifth. In the GT300 class, the #3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Yuhi Sekiguchi/Katsumasa Chiyo) started ninth. Driving aggressively in the opening stages, the machine made it as high as 2nd place temporarily, until mechanical trouble caused the car to fall back. It ended the race in eighteenth position.

Race day saw a crowd of over 57,000 fans packing the Fuji Speedway grandstands. The skies had remained cloudy in the buildup to the race, but just before the rolling start, it began to rain. This necessitated a hurriedly arranged Safety Car (SC) start. Though each machine ran on slicks behind the Safety Car, on lap 2 they all dove into the pits for wet-weather rubber. The SC pulled off track once the cars were sufficiently bunched up, and racing-speed competition was able to get underway.

At this point, the #12 GT-R (which had qualified 10th) made the switch to intermediate tyres. Immediately thereafter, the skies brightened and the rain let up, forcing the teams that had chosen rain tyres to pit again and change back to slicks. Those on intermediate rubber soon saw the #12 GT-R in their rear view mirrors, which had risen to the lead position by lap 17. The car pitted on lap 21, Oliveira handing the wheel over to Matsuda. After all cars had made their 2nd stop, Matsuda became the race leader - a position he maintained for about 20 laps from lap 46. On lap 65, Oliveria once again took the wheel, and was soon back in the lead. Even when taking into account tyre wear and fuel consumption, without carrying out another pit stop and continuing to run as it had been, it was expected that the car could finish in first place. However, on lap 90 it started to rain, and gradually became stronger. In addition, the team judged that the situation was set to worsen and so called the car in on lap 103 for a tyre change, before quickly sending it back out on track. However, this plan backfired. The rain didn't become stronger, and in fact lessened, so that the teams who continued to run patiently on slicks were able to increase their pace. In the end, the #12 GT-R missed out on a re-reversal of fortunes, crossing the line in fifth place.

Meanwhile, starting from 4th on the grid, Motoyama in the #23 GT-R advanced to third place in the early stages. Despite the chaos all around him due to the rapidly changing track surface conditions in the first half of the race, he held onto the position. On lap 21, he came in to change from wet tyres to slicks, but instead of conducting a driver switch, the car went back out with Motoyama still at the wheel. The ace driver soon returned to third place, a position he held until lap 41 with his rapid and steady pace. After that, Michael Krumm took over, also circulating in 3rd position, before handing the wheel back to Motoyama on lap 83. Although it started to rain again and the NISMO team brought forward their preparation for a tyre change immediately after, they continued to exercise patience. As a result, the #12 GT-R - which had carried out a stop, retreated; while the #39 Lexus SC430 moved into first place. The #23 GT-R finished in 3rd place, making its first visit of the season to the winners' podium.

The #1 S ROAD REITO MOLA GT-R (Masataka Yanagida/Ronnie Quintarelli) qualified 7th, and started the race with Quintarelli at the controls. Like those around him, he made a pit stop for tyres on the 2nd lap behind the SC. Moreover, as the track surface conditions continued to change, he was back in the pit on lap 11, where another tyre change was carried out. Quintarelli returned to the track on slicks, but immediately after, a vibration at the front wheels meant he had to make yet another visit to the pit. This loss had repercussions later in the race, but after switching to Yanagida, and then back to Quintarelli, the car started picking off the machines in front one after another, eventually getting the car up to seventh place at the flag, and well inside the points. Quintarelli also recorded the fastest lap of the race. Meanwhile, the #24 D'station ADVAN GT-R (Hironobu Yasuda/Bjorn Wirdheim) qualified 13th, and had Yasuda at the wheel for the start. He overcame the confusion at the beginning, but was unable to increase his pace easily, and came in on lap 30 to hand the car over to Wirdheim. He got the car up to 8th place, but then the right rear tyre burst, damaging the body panels. After repairs were affected in the pit garage, Yasuda returned to the race. The car finished in 14th.

The GT300-class #3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Yuhi Sekiguchi/Katsumasa Chiyo) qualified ninth, and Sekiguchi took the start. Attacking right from the beginning, he had jumped up to 4th place by lap 10. From there, he continued his rise, taking third spot on lap 25 and then moving into 2nd place on lap 30. As the top spot came into range, it was discussed whether he should go on the offensive, but at that exact moment, brake system trouble occurred and he had to return to the pit. Repairs were lengthy and the car fell well down the order, eventually finishing in 18th position, 18 laps behind the leaders.

Kunihiko Kakimoto, general director of the NISSAN teams, gave the following comments:
"Because the potential of the NISSAN GT-R is very high, not having won after this, the 2nd race, is very frustrating. Having the #12 car come in during the safety car period in order to need one less stop for fuel was the right thing to do, in my opinion. It meant that the remaining amount of fuel would have been sufficient, but the rain worked against us, and that was most regrettable. In endurance racing, one must expect the unexpected. Although there were small mistakes, since the position was protected and the 3rd step on the winners' podium secured, it will do and we'll take it. The next round is in Sepang, where we have fared well in the past. That's something to look forward to."









 

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GT-Rs are struggling a bit this year. best finish in the GT500 class today was 5th for the Calsonic GTR... however the GT300 GTR still in its development year managed to finish 4th its best ever placement

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July 29th, Sportsland SUGO (Miyagi)
The fourth round of SUPER GT took place on Sunday, July 29th at Sportsland SUGO (81 laps, covering 300km), located in Murata town in Miyagi prefecture. After qualifying sixth, the #1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R (Masataka Yanagida/Ronnie Quintarelli) advanced to third in the race. Meanwhile, the GT300-class #3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Yuhi Sekiguchi/Katsumasa Chiyo) took its first-ever win in the series.

With the end of the rainy season in the Tohoku region, a fierce heatwave engulfed Sportsland SUGO on Saturday. However, on raceday morning there were scattered showers, and the air temperature at the race start time stood at 32 degrees, with a comparatively low track surface temperature measured at 42 Celsius. The track surface had dried out by the time the race was set to get underway, and all cars on the grid wore slicks for the start of the 81-lap event. The NISSAN camp were in a favorable position with the #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama/Michael Krumm) having taken second place in the previous day's qualifying session, while the #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/Joao Paolo de Oliveira) sat third.
After the formation lap, all cars approached the first corner at racing speed. It was here that Oliveira in the #12 GT-R made a bold dash from the inside and threatened to overtake the pole-sitting #6 SC430. However, he lost his poise and made contact with the rival #6 machine, going into a half-spin and hitting the #23 GT-R, which itself was attempting to overtake the #6 on the outside. The contact resulted in the pair of NISSAN entries spearing off the track and into the run-off area. Suffering considerable mechanical damage, both machines were immediately forced to withdraw. NISMO Director Yutaka Suzuki commented, "All of the updates put into the #23 car since the last round at Sepang have been successful, so this unfortunate accident is all the more disappointing considering the excellent performance shown in yesterday's qualifying and this morning's warm-up sessions. We plan on making a full recovery in the 1,000km race at Suzuka next time out."

The #1 S Road REITO GT-R started in sixth place for its qualifying performance, and starting driver Quintarelli advanced to fourth place after making it cleanly through the accident on the opening lap. He overtook two more opponents on the uphill section out of the final corner on lap 21, deftly moving into second place. Quintarelli continued to circulate while waiting for a chance to challenge the #6 machine for the top position, but that opportunity didn't come before he pitted on lap 39 to hand the car over to teammate Yanagida. Yanagida, running in the latter half of the race, came back out on track in third position. Although he gained on the competitors ahead of him, he was unable to overtake and consequently finished on the third step of the podium.
Having qualified 13th, the #24 D'station ADVAN GT-R (Hironobu Yasuda/Bjorn Wirdheim) rose to ninth at one point during the race before eventually finishing in 10th position.

The #3 GT-R, contesting the GT300 class, began the race from sixth on the grid. First stint driver Chiyo demonstrated speed right out of the starting gate. He moved up to fourth place on the 27th lap, and then into second on lap 36. As a result of his pit timing, he briefly took over the lead on lap 37, after which he handed the reins to Sekiguchi. Sekiguchi returned to the race in the top spot, was overtaken during his out lap, and then started his comeback once his tyres had warmed back up. After he reclaimed the lead from the #31 Prius on lap 58, Sekiguchi didn't let up for an instant, and finished victorious, leaving the second-place finisher a massive 30 seconds behind. Chiyo commented, "I had to drive the first half of the race, and that meant managing my tyres - so I really worked hard in that respect. I was very happy that I was able to overtake the rivals. "Teammate Sekiguchi added, "I can still do a better job. After Suzuka, even though the car will be heavier, I think I can put in a good performance."
Video highlights the wreck on the first turn that took 2 GT500 GTRs out aswell as the Victory of the #3 GTR
 

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#1 S ROAD REITO MOLA GT-R WINS AS ALL GT-R ENTRIES ADVANCE
#3 S Road NDDP GT-R (GT300) takes second successive podium with 2nd place finish
SUPER GT 2012 Round 5 - Race Report
August 19th, Suzuka Circuit


Suzuka Circuit played host to Round 5 of the 2012 SUPER GT series, and the 41st running of the Pokka 1,000kms (173 laps of the 5.807km circuit) on Sunday, August 19th. Starting from pole position, the #1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R (Masataka Yanagida/Ronnie Quintarelli) took its first victory of the season. Meanwhile, the other GT-R entries added excitement as they finished third, fourth and fifth in the summer's biggest endurance event. In addition, the GT300-class #3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Yuhi Sekiguchi/Katsumasa Chiyo/Daiki Sasaki) scored 2nd in class, visiting the podium for the second time in a row after winning the previous round.

The teams furthest from victory so far this season, the GT-R entries in the GT500 class had shown promise with strong results in the recent joint test held at Fuji Speedway in early August, giving all the GT-R squads a high level of motivation as they prepared for this, the season's longest race. In particular, it was the #1 GT-R, last year's championship-winning team, which produced a continuous volley of top times from the weekend's practice session onwards, and confidently obtained pole position in the knock-out style qualifying session. The team was thus able to begin this 1,000km endurance race, more than 3 times the normal distance of 300kms, in the most advantageous position possible. In the race as well, though the #1 GT-R began pulling away from the other teams as it built up a gap, the ranking of the lead pack changed with every machine that went off track or had burst tyres throughout the opening stages of the race. Although the #1 GT-R didn't encounter any mechanical issues, driver Masataka Yanagida came into contact with a GT300 machine on lap 41. Because of resulting damage to the car's tyres, an emergency visit to the pits for new rubber was necessitated. While the team was trying to recover the top position, the Safety Car was brought out because of a crash that occurred at the far side of the track. This resulted in the distance between cars being greatly reduced. Nonetheless, the team didn't give an inch to their pursuers and reached the checkered flag in the top position.

The other GT-R entries were also in good shape, with the #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama/Michael Krumm) coming in 4th in qualifying and the #12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/João Paulo de Oliveira) taking 5th. The drivers in both machines were in good positions from the start and if there was an opening they would try to steal the lead from the #1 GT-R. Furthermore, the #24 D'Station ADVAN KONDO GT-R (Hironobu Yasuda/Björn Wirdheim) had especially good tyre matching in this round, and, although they had started in 11th place, the pairing were in contention for a top spot at the finish after putting together consistently quick laps throguhout the six-hour event.

The result of this was that, at the middle stage of the race, in this order, the #1 GT-R, #23 GT-R, the #12 GT-R and the #24 GT-R held the top four spots - and it appeared as if the race would end this way. However, typical for an event of this duration, there was an unexpected conclusion. The various GT-Rs were approaching the final stages with strategies worthy of an endurance race, where drivers have to put in consistently quick times while controlling their tyre wear and conserving fuel. However, with just 40 minutes remaining, there was a major accident. When the Safety Car (SC) appeared to clear away the debris, the margin the GT-Rs had built up instantly vanished. As twilight fell the race was restarted, but the #35 Lexus SC430, which had pitted right before the SC came out, forced its way into the middle of the pack of GT-Rs. The Nissan machines, running at their very limit, could not get the straight first-through-fourth place results they had been hoping for, though all four were able to finish within the top five positions - and once again show the strength of the NISSAN GT-R.
Buoyed by its maiden win in the previous round at SUGO, the GT300-class #3 GT-R netted 2nd on the grid in qualifying. Start driver Yuhi Sekiguchi made the most of the position by putting in a string of quick laps right from the start. Teammate Katsumasa Chiyo then continued this good form with his consistently rapid lap times.

In long-distance races, if one attempts to take on a car ahead but fails, or slides off track and breaks the machine, it is a total loss - and the strategy to advance is for nought. The pace of the #66 Aston Martin, running in the top spot, was not increasing, and the chance to overtake the leader was born. However, while Sekiguchi was at the wheel, a 10-second stop-and-go penalty was meted out for passing under yellow flags, eliminating any chance of besting his rival. The team thus had to be satisfied with a 2nd-place finish, and their second visit to the podium in as many races. The result also takes the squad to 2nd place in the championship standings.

Comment by Nissan Teams General Director Kunihiko Kakimoto
"I don't think we've ever had a 1,000km race with so many changes and shifts in position. Other than the #23 being taken by surprise and losing second place, the Nissan teams got good results, from scoring pole position to taking first, third, fourth and fifth places. I think it was a good turning point on our way to the championship. We are going to make a comeback and we appreciate the continued support."
Comment by Masataka Yanagida, driver of the #1 GT-R
"After making contact with one of the GT300 machines, which occurred purely due to my lapse in judgement, I thought it was all over. However, the resulting damage was only slight and to my relief, we were able to continue unabated. The points awarded in this race are greater than in any other round, so to win here has added value. Learning that we've advanced to 2nd in the title fight is hugely encouraging."
Comment by Hironobu Yasuda, driver of the #24 GT-R
"Originally, we were going to have 4 pit stops. But we had to add another one towards the end because we inadvertently ran out of gas. Even with this unexpected development, Björn (Wirdheim) was able to recover the loss, so I'm very happy with the results. This is the first time we as a pair have stood on the podium, and we're ready for more in the future. We had a great result during the Fuji joint test that took place in early August. We will be doing our very best to win in the next round at Fuji."
Comment by Katsumasa Chiyo, driver of the #3 GT-R
"I was expecting this 1000km event to be a tough race. Thanks to the GT-R, which is equipped with air-conditioning, I didn't have any issues with stamina. I had two tyres replaced during my stint, which, from the machine balance perspective, resulted in rather strong understeer. However, I was able to maintain my pace and do my job well. I won 1st place at SUGO, and now with this 2nd-place finish, I think I'm ready to fight for the championship. I will definitely be aiming to score victories throughout the remaining races."
 

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CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R SCORES LIGHTS-TO-FLAG VICTORY
2nd-placed S Road REITO MOLA GT-R tops championship standings
SUPER GT 2012 Round 6 - Race Report





September 9th, Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka)
Gloriously sunny skies and summer-like conditions greeted race fans on Sunday, September 9th at Fuji International Speedway for Round 6 of the SUPER GT series, where the #12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/Joao Paolo de Oliveira) took a commanding lights-to-flag victory as the NISSAN GT-R won back-to-back victories is this hotly-contested championship. In addition, the #1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R (Masataka Yanagida/Ronnie Quintarelli) matched its 2nd-place qualifying result with the same position in the race, vaulting the reigning champions into the lead of the title fight.

GT500 - Team IMPUL GT500 - #1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R
Hailing from surrounding areas including the capital and the Tokai region, no fewer than 33,800 motorsport enthusiasts came to the circuit nestled at the foot of Japan's most famous landmark, filling the grandstands with race fans for the 300-km event.
For the opening stint, Tsugio Matsuda took the wheel of the #12 GT-R in which de Oliveira had taken pole position a day earlier. Immediately after the start lights went out, Matsuda began to build up a gap over his pursuers, amply demonstrating to the fans his control of the race from the front. Without any threat from those behind, Matsuda made his pit stop on lap 34, entrusting the car to de Oliveira for the second half of the race. The Brazilian driver maintained the rapid pace set by his teammate, and quickly built up a gap of 10 seconds. As the race wore on, he stretched the gap further, so that when the flag fell after 66 laps it was a massive 21 seconds, marking a perfect race for the team. In their first victory since the Sepang round in June 2010, it was a welcome win after an interval of two years and three months. Team IMPUL Director Kazuyoshi Hoshino commented, "It was a long race. I never felt let down and it was thrilling right to the end. In order to win, sometimes you also need a little fate working on your side. I can hardly express my joy. We'll now concentrate on the remaining two races, and with more good results and a little luck, hopefully we'll be in a position to fight for the title."
Meanwhile, fresh off its win in the series' previous round, the 1000-km event at Suzuka, the #1 GT-R was looking to maintain the momentum it created when it jumped to 2nd place in the championship standings. Despite carrying the heaviest handicap (86kgs) of all of the GT-Rs, Ronnie Quintarelli nonetheless defied belief when he planted the car 2nd on the grid, a mere 0.143 seconds away from the pole-sitting #12 GT-R.


In the race, the Italian driver took the wheel for the opening stint. Although he got through the first corner cleanly in 2nd and subsequently strengthened his position on track, on lap 13 he fell back to 4th. However, he didn't try to take the position back before making his pit stop on lap 29 where he handed the car over to teammate Yanagida.
The MOLA team were able to get the #1 GT-R back out ahead of its rivals through some deft pit work, and Yanagida was able to settle back into 2nd place. From that point on, he protected his position as the laps wound down, keeping a 3-second gap ahead of the nearest car and duly netting 2nd place on the podium after the flag fell. The result lifts the pairing to the top of the championship table, moving them ever closer to a second successive title.


After qualifying seventh, the #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama/Michael Krumm) had Krumm behind the wheel for the opening stages. On the attack right from the start, he passed the #100 HSV for fifth place on lap nine. Constantly seeking a better position and running at a very quick pace, he incurred a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for passing under yellow flags just before handing the car over to Motoyama. As a result, the car fell to 12th position. Motoyama then put in a scintillating drive in an effort to make up for lost ground. He got past the #100 HSV on lap 59 to take 11th place, and advanced to 10th on lap 64, but a delay on the final tour saw the car finish in eleventh place.
The #24 D'station ADVAN GT-R (Hironobu Yasuda/Bjorn Wirdheim) was scheduled to start from eleventh on the grid, but engine trouble on the formation lap meant the car started the race from the pitlane. The lost time saw it finish in 13th place.


In the GT300 class, the #3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Katsumasa Chiyo/Daiki Sasaki) qualified in 17th spot, with Chiyo behind the wheel for the start. His aggressive driving saw the car leap up to seventh place in the opening laps, and that became sixth place not long after. For the second half, Daiki Sasaki made his first SUPER GT race appearance, the rookie driving steadily and netting points for his ninth-place finish.
 
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