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Yokohama sure "catastrophic" 2020 form now behind it

Yokohama is convinced that its SUPER GT race pace has taken a step forward compared to what it labelled as a "catastrophic" 2020 campaign.

Fenestraz facing prolonged wait to return to Japan

Toyota driver Sacha Fenestraz potentially faces a prolonged wait before he is able to return to Japan and take up his seats in Super Formula and SUPER GT after missing the start of both campaigns this month.

De Oliveira wants full ban on no-tyre change GT300 stops

Joao Paulo de Oliveira says he would like to see SUPER GT organisers prevent GT300 teams from executing no-tyre change pitstops for the entire 2021 season.

De Oliveira concerned by increased Supra GT300 count

Joao Paulo de Oliveira believes he and his Kondo Racing SUPER GT team face a tough GT300 title defence this year owing to the increase in Toyota GR Supras in the field for 2021.

De Oliveira to defend Super GT GT300 title with Nissan

Joao Paulo de Oliveira will remain in SUPER GT's GT300 class this year to defend his title with Nissan partner team Kondo Racing.

"Unlucky" Fenestraz relieved to conclude rookie season

Sacha Fenestraz says he is glad that an "unlucky" incident-filled first season in Super Formula has come to a close.

De Oliveira worried career was nearing end before title run

Joao Paulo de Oliveira admits he was having doubts over how long his career would continue before his title-winning run in SUPER GT’s GT300 class this season.

Fenestraz would be happy to finish last after third DNF

Sacha Fenestraz says he doesn’t care if he finishes last in his next Super Formula race, after suffering an early retirement for the third time in row at Autopolis last weekend.

Yamashita admits limited schedule impacting performance

Toyota FIA World Endurance Championship protege Kenta Yamashita feels his limited 2020 schedule is impacting his performance in Super Formula.

De Oliveira glad to draw line under "tough year and a half"

Joao Paulo de Oliveira says he's glad to put a "tough year and a half" in SUPER GT's GT300 ranks behind him with a first win in the category last weekend at Fuji Speedway.

Mardenborough bullish of fighting for maiden victory

Jann Mardenborough says he's confident a first top-class SUPER GT win is within his grasp this weekend at Fuji Speedway, after helping Kondo Racing to a season-high grid slot.

De Oliveira "sad" rival Nissan team appealed for penalty

Joao Paulo de Oliveira says he finds it "sad" a rival Nissan team informed SUPER GT stewards about a pitstop infraction that led to his Kondo Racing squad being handed a post-race penalty at Motegi.

Nissan now has “no excuses” after poor Fuji opener

Ronnie Quintarelli says there are “no more excuses” for Nissan in this weekend’s second Fuji SUPER GT round after a disappointing start to the year for the brand.

Who could stand in for Super Formula's 'Motegi seven'?

Super Formula is set to be without more than a third of its regular grid when the season gets underway later this month. Jamie Klein assesses which drivers are likely to get the nod to stand in for the 'Motegi seven'.

Nissan GT-R has improved in "every area" - Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough believes that Nissan has made tangible progress in “every area” with the 2020-spec GT-R as its bids to claw back the deficit to its rivals in SUPER GT.

De Oliveira returns to Nissan Super GT stable

Joao Paulo de Oliveira will return to the Nissan camp in SUPER GT this season, landing a seat with Kondo Racing in the GT300 class.

Fenestraz hungry for "awesome" F3/GT300 double

Ex-Renault Formula 1 junior Sacha Fenestraz is eyeing championship success in SUPER GT’s GT300 class after wrapping up the All-Japan Formula 3 title last month.

Fenestraz targeting Super Formula, GT500 drives in 2020

Sacha Fenestraz is targeting a dual campaign in Super Formula and SUPER GT's top GT500 division next year after enjoying early success in All-Japan F3.

Mardenborough expects "better days ahead" in Super GT

Nissan driver Jann Mardenborough says he is “expecting good things” ahead in SUPER GT, buoyed by Yokohama’s track record on circuits that make up the remainder of this year's schedule.

Nissan drivers expecting Super GT fightback in 2019

Nissan Super GT drivers Jann Mardenborough and Frederic Makowiecki are both confident the Yokohama-based manufacturer will bounce back from its 2018 struggles this year.

Cassidy: Top speed deficit cost me title chance

Nick Cassidy has put his defeat in Sunday’s Super Formula title decider down to his straightline speed deficit compared to new champion Naoki Yamamoto.

Late-night parts run transformed Cassidy's Suzuka fortunes

Super Formula points leader Nick Cassidy has put his strong qualifying performance in the Suzuka finale down to a late-night factory trip by a member of his Kondo Racing team.

Cassidy hits out at Super Formula stewards over lapped cars

Nick Cassidy has lambasted Super Formula stewards over drivers not obeying blue flags at Fuji, describing the situation as “absolutely rubbish.”

Fuji Super Formula: Cassidy takes maiden win

Nick Cassidy took his maiden Super Formula victory at Fuji, cutting Naoki Yamamoto's championship lead to a single point in the process.