Super GT at Autopolis: Third win in a row for Lexus

  • 2017 Super GT Autopolis GT500 podium
  • Super GT Autopolis winners

The brand new Lexus LC500 scored its third win in a row in the 2017 Japanese Super GT Series today at Autopolis Circuit. The winners of Kyushu 300 race are Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter in the #36 Lexus of Lexus Team au Tom’s. It’s Nakajima’s 5th GT500 win in a career and sixth for his co-driver James Rossiter.

Nakajima and Rossiter beat two Honda NSX for their first win of the season. The #17 Keihin Honda, driven by Koudai Tsukakoshi and Takashi Kogure, made a fantastic progress after starting from P15 to finish in the second place, ahead of #100 Raybrig NSX. Team Kunimitsu’s Naoki Yamamoto and Takuya Izawa in the #100 Honda started from pole but they didn’t manage to convert it to better than third place.

Two Honda crews inherited their positions after a collision of #36 Lexus and #1 Lexus while fighting for the lead. The result of their contact was damaged Nakajima’s car and retirement for defending champion Kohei Hirate.

Autopolis GT300 class winners - #25 VivaC Toyota

GT300 class winners – #25 VivaC Toyota

In the GT300 class, Takamitsu Matsui and Kenta Yamashita bring their #25 VivaC Toyota 86 MC to the first season’s victory, after starting from pole and leading almost for entire race.

R&D Sport’s #61 Subaru BRZ, driven by Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi, started from P2 and ended a race in the same position. ARTA’s BMW M6 of Sean Walkinshaw and Shinichi Takagi earnes the lowest podium spot in GT300 class.

Check the full results of Super GT race at Autopolis


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