Super GT - Fuji 300: Double triumph for Autobacs Racing Team Aguri
Tomoki Nojiri and Takashi Kobayashi converted their third pole position of the season into their first win of the season today in the fifth round of the 2017 Japanese Super GT Series at Fuji Speedway.
A duo in the #8 ARTA Honda NSX won the 300-km race ahead of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli in the #23 Motul Autech Nissan GT-R. Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura completed a podium in the #38 Zent Cerumo Lexus LC500.
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri celebrated a double triumph at Fuji as their #55 BMW M6 GT3 win the race in the GT300 class, after starting from pole. The drivers were Sean Walkinshaw and Shinichi Takagi. It’s the 18th career victory for 43-year-old Takagi.
After five rounds, a new championship leader in the GT500 class is James Rossiter, who finished in the fourth place today, together with Kazuki Nakajima in the #36 au Tom’s Lexus LC500. Rossiter lead by just one points ahead of Kazuya Oshima and Andrea Caldarelli, who finished ninth today.
In the GT300 class, the leaders are Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka, nine points ahead of Takamitsu Matsui and Kenta Yamashita.
The next championship race is the 46th edition of the Suzuka 1000 at Suzuka Circuit on August 27.