Tag Archive: Super GT

Jan 13

Honda confirms Button’s Super GT team for 2018

Button stopped racing in F1 full-time at the end of 2016 after 17 straight seasons

2016-06-12_1073Honda has confirmed Jenson Button‘s Super GT racing plans for 2018, placing the 2009 Formula 1 world champion at Team Kunimitsu for his debut season in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

Button confirms full-time Super GT programme for 2018

“I’ll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race with Honda in Super GT in 2018”

2016-06-12_1073Jenson Button has confirmed he will race full-time in Japan next year when he enters the Super GT championship with a Honda-backed team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 15

Tales from the paddock – Maro Engel: “The FIA GT World Cup is at stake, and of course, we intend to win”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoBefore the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix rounds off the main racing season, there is one more motorsport classic on the calendar, namely the Macau Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

DTM – the extra time

Cars and drivers have arrived in Japan for the Motegi Super GT race meeting

DTM – the extra timeThe pleasant anticipation is increasing. During the SUPER GT season finale, at Montego, DTM will showcase itself in front of the Japanese motor-racing enthusiasts.

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Oct 24

DTM return visit in Japan with three cars

Appearance in the SUPER GT finale at Motegi

DTM travels to Japan to showcase itself for the Japanese motor-racing enthusiasts in the SUPER GT season finale at Motegi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Andre Lotterer joins TECHEETAH to make Formula-E debut

Lotterer is set to partner Season 3 race winner Jean-Eric Vergne

TECHEETAH Formula-E Team is pleased to announce the signing of German endurance racing star Andre Lotterer. Andre will join TECHEETAH and make his Formula E debut on December 2-3 at the Hong Kong E-Prix.

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Sep 01

SRO and GTA renew Motul Sepang 12 Hours partnership

Race organisers maintain strong links with Super GT promoter

Sepang 12 Hours logoBoth parties working to encourage Japanese entries. Intercontinental GT Challenge finale scheduled for December 7-10. Motul Sepang 12 Hours organisers SRO Motorsports Group have renewed their partnership with Super GT promoter, GT Association, in a bid to encourage more Japanese teams and drivers to compete in Asia’s only Intercontinental GT Challenge round on December 7-10. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Jenson Button to make surprise Super GT outing

The British driver will get his first taste of Super GT driving at a two-day tyre test next week on the 6-7 June. 

Jenson Button to make surprise Super GT outingJenson Button’s 2017 sabbatical from Formula One takes a fresh twist after announcing he’ll make his Super GT debut in August for Team Mugen at the Suzuka 1000km race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 12

Tales from the paddock – Edoardo Mortara: “I love the varied nature of this challenge”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoWhile the Formula One season is well and truly underway with races in Australia, China and next weekend in Bahrain, the DTM is also preparing for serious business. Newcomer Edoardo Mortara is up for the challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Turvey to race for NEXTEV TCR in Berlin

Super GT round at Autopolis postponed

http://fiaformulae.com/media/301828/_79p8623.jpgNEXTEV TCR’s Oliver Turvey will take part in the next round of the FIA Formula E Championship in Berlin on May 21. The British driver was due to miss the German round due to a clash with the Super GT Championship; a series that Turvey has raced in since April 2015.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Super GT promoters GTA to work with SRO on the Sepang 12 Hours 2016

The collaboration was announced at Sepang International Circuit

Sepang 12 Hours logo This year’s Sepang 12 Hours is likely to welcome some Japanese competitors following an agreement struck between Super GT promoters, GTA, and co-race organisers, SRO Motorsports Group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

Piquet Jr. in FIA Formula E title contention in London

Turvey joins China Racing

G7C3915Double header FIA Formula E event in London shall the title decider with Nelson Piquet Jr, who leads the drivers´ standings but there are still six drivers retaining mathematical chance of winning. Briton Oliver Turvey new Piquet´s teammate

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Mar 10

Duval gets Dragon seat for Miami

Works Audi sportscar driver Loic Duval has been confirmed alongside Jerome D’Ambrosio at Dragon Racing for the upcoming Miami ePrix

Duval to race on Saturday alongside d’AmbrosioThe 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours winner and World Endurance Champion takes over from Oriol Servia in the American-based team and will make his Formula E debut on Saturday, March 14.

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Oct 06

Mark previews the WEC race in Fuji

F1, Super GT, motor bike races and endurance racing – Japan is definitely a motor sport crazy county.

Mark Webber logo I’ve got good memories of watching the Suzuka 8 Hours motorcycle race on TV when I grew up, as a lot of Australians ride in that race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

DTM and Super-GT agree upon new Class One regulations

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are making big steps forward, in their co-operation.

DTM - Audi RS 5 DTM, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe, BMW M4 DTM Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the technical regulations – mainly in the chassis and the aero areas – have been identical, in the two series and from 2017, there also will be joint engine regulations: two litres, four cylinders, turbo charged.

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Jan 26

DTM / Super GT / IMSA Steering Committee holds second meeting

The first meeting was held July 2013 at the Norisring DTM round
DTM - Super GT - IMSA Steering Committee logo Surrounded by the atmosphere of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season kick-off of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the steering committee of DTM, SUPER GT and IMSA, held its second collaborative meeting.  Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 23

McLaren, Honda deal with GP2 team confirmed

Nicolas Todt’s outfit to house and nurture burgeoning McLaren and Honda-linked young drivers

2013-06-07_0731 ART duly announced on Thursday that McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne will race for the team this yearAs predicted, it was confirmed on Thursday that McLaren and its 2015 engine partner Honda have teamed up with the top GP2 outfit ART. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 02

Under pressure all weekend

In Super GT round 4  in Sugo Japan 
 
Benoît Tréluyer 2011-07-31Super GTLast weekend’s fourth Super GT round of 2011 at Sugo, in the Miyagi district which was badly affected by Japan’s recent earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster, was understandably of particular significance to the championship and Benoît Tréluyer whose race was marred by tyre issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 17

Sakon Yamamoto becomes test driver and reserve race driver for HRT F1 Team

 HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, has signed Japanese driver

Sakon Yamamoto as official test driver and reserve race driver for the 2010 season. Sakon Yamamoto will join the HRT F1 Team driver line-up with race drivers Indian Karun Chandhok and Brazilian Bruno Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

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