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New Toyota 86 GT300 car set for 2022 SUPER GT debut

A new GT300 model based on the new-shape Toyota 86 that will go on sale later this year is set to join the SUPER GT grid in 2022.

Nissan not giving up on title despite costly engine woes

Nissan says it is not yet ready to give up on its SUPER GT championship aspirations for 2021 despite its hopes taking a severe setback last weekend with engine problems for two of its cars.

Subaru showed new BRZ's "true strength" with Sugo win

Subaru SUPER GT driver Takuto Iguchi says the brand's new BRZ GT300 challenger was able to finally demonstrate its "true strength" after taking the car's first victory in last weekend's Sugo race.

Menezes joins G-Drive for final two ELMS races of 2021 Spa
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Menezes joins G-Drive for final two ELMS races of 2021

Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar signing Gustavo Menezes will see out the remainder of the 2021 European Le Mans Series season driving for the G-Drive Racing LMP2 squad.

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.

Baguette "angry" at Oyu's over-aggressive Sugo defending

Bertrand Baguette has hit out at fellow Honda SUPER GT driver Toshiki Oyu for what he sees as over-aggressive defending that denied the Real Racing squad a possible victory at Sugo.

Impul boss Hoshino “more relieved than happy” after Sugo win

Impul Nissan SUPER GT boss Kazuyoshi Hoshino admits he feels “more relieved than happy” following his team’s first win in the series for five years last weekend at Sugo.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Albuquerque/Taylor victorious in WTR Acura

Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor dominated the IMSA WeatherTech series race at the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car event at Laguna Seca on Sunday in their Wayne Taylor Racing Acura.

ARTA team explains bizarre quadruple drive-through penalty Sugo
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ARTA team explains bizarre quadruple drive-through penalty

The ARTA Honda team has explained how it bizarrely ended up serving four drive-through penalties in a SUPER GT race at Sugo it had appeared well set to win until that point.

Sugo SUPER GT: Impul Nissan scores first win in five years Sugo
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Sugo SUPER GT: Impul Nissan scores first win in five years

The Impul Nissan team clinched its first SUPER GT race victory in five years at Sugo after a drive-through penalty dropped the polesitting ARTA Honda out of contention.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Albuquerque sets pole position in WTR Acura Laguna Seca
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Laguna Seca IMSA: Albuquerque sets pole position in WTR Acura

Filipe Albuquerque’s Wayne Taylor Racing Acura will start IMSA’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car event at Laguna Seca from pole position after beating Dane Cameron by 0.023s in qualifying.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Tincknell beats Derani by 0.002s in second practice

Mazda’s Harry Tincknell was quickest in IMSA’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Saturday morning practice session at Laguna Seca, just beating Pipo Derani by 0.002s in the closing moments of Saturday’s 1h15m of running.

Kovalainen explains SARD's first-to-last qualifying drop Sugo
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Kovalainen explains SARD's first-to-last qualifying drop

Ex-Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen says he was powerless to challenge for SUPER GT pole position at Sugo after struggling with the harder compound Bridgestone tyre on his SARD Toyota.

Sugo SUPER GT: ARTA's Fukuzumi leads all-Honda front row Sugo
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Sugo SUPER GT: ARTA's Fukuzumi leads all-Honda front row

Honda locked out the front row of the grid for Sunday’s SUPER GT race at Sugo, with Nirei Fukuzumi claiming pole position in the ARTA NSX-GT.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Albuquerque tops practice in WTR Acura

Filipe Albuquerque set the pace in his Wayne Taylor Racing Acura during IMSA’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car event opening practice session at Laguna Seca on Friday, as the top spot traded hands numerous times.

SUPER GT set for step into the unknown with Sugo return

This weekend, SUPER GT is making its first trip to Sugo in two years – but it will be the first time at the track for the current generation of GT500 cars, creating plenty of unknowns.

The significance of the next step in WEC/IMSA convergence Prime

The significance of the next step in WEC/IMSA convergence

Following the latest convergence connection permitting Le Mans Hypercars from the FIA World Endurance Championship to compete against LMDh entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023, it could open up enticing options not only to manufacturers but also for the calendar and race formats

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.

Why a Mazda IMSA Prototype title would bring bitter joy Prime

Why a Mazda IMSA Prototype title would bring bitter joy

Can Mazda win this year’s IMSA Prototype championship? Undoubtedly. But it will be the culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit. David Malsher-Lopez tells the story of a bizarre blend of heartache and positivity.

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.