Monday, August 29, 2016
Super GT 2016: Suzuka
Days before the Suzuka leg of the Super GT 2016 season began, the Italian-born SUPER GT racers, Ronnie Quintarelli and Andrea Caldarelli have expressed solidarity for the victims of the deadly central Italy quake that killed 291 people. Quintarelli said "Be strong at heart and fight for Italian people" while Caldarelli said " I must show a good battle to give energy and encouragement."
Anyway, onto the real deal. In this 173-lap race held at Suzuka under cloudy conditions, victory for the GT500 class goes to the #38 ZENT CERUMO RC F driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura while 2nd place goes to the au TOM'S RC F driven by Daisuke Ito and Nick Cassidy and 3rd place goes to the S Road CRAFTSPORTS GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Mitsunori Takaboshi. In the GT300 class, meanwhile, winner goes to the #61 SUBARU BRZ R&D SPORT driven by Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi, while 2nd place goes to the #31 TOYOTA PRIUS apr GT driven by Koki Saga and Yuichi Nakayama, and 3rd place goes to the #0 GAINER TANAX GT-R driven by Andre Couto and Ryuichiro Tomita.
The next race for this season will be held in Thailand on the 9th of October, 2016.