Japanese Super GT Series: Lexus takes victories in both classes
They won in the #36 au Tom’s Lexus LC500, defeating teammates Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy in the #37 KeePer Tom’s Lexus. Kazuya Oshima and Kenta Yamashita made it a 1-2-3 victory for Lexus in the #6 Wako’s LC500 of Lexus Team LeMans.
Nakajima and Sekiguchi were the fastest qualifiers and they converted pole position into their first victory of the season. For Nakajima, it’s his seventh overall victory in Super GT Series, Sekiguchi reached the top podium spot in the GT500 class for the third time.
In the GT300 class, Morio Nitta and Sena Sakaguchi won the race in the #96 K Tunes Lexus RC F GT3 after starting second on the grid. Natsu Sakaguchi and Yuya Hiraki reached the second place, twenty-three seconds behind winners, in the #5 Toyota MC 86 of Team Mach. The podium was completed by Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi in the #61 Subaru BRZ R&D Sport.
After three races in 2019, Lexus Team Zent Cerumo’s Hiroaki Ishiura and Yuji Tachikawa are leading the championship classification with 26,5 points, two points more than Nismo’s Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli. Today’s winners Kazuki Nakajima and Yuhi Sekiguchi are third with 22 points. In GT300 class, Morio Nitta and Sena Sakaguchi jumped to P1 after today’s victory at Suzuka.
The next Super GT meeting is scheduled for June 29-30 at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.
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