Super GT: 1-2-3 for Lexus in Thailand, victory for new championship leaders
Kazuya Oshima and Kenta Yamashita have won the Buriram United Super GT Race at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, the fourth round of the Japanese Super GT Series season. The duo in the #6 Wako’s Lexus LC500 of Lexus Team LeMans triumphed in the 66-lap race after starting from pole.
Three Lexus crews climbed to the podium of the GT500 class. Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy finished second in the #37 Keeper Tom’s LC500, ahead of Yuji Kunimoto and Sho Tsuboi in the #19 WedsSport Advan LC500.
For Kazuya Oshima, it’s his fifth GT500 victory in a career while his co-driver Kenta Yamashita triumphed for the first time in the top category. After four races in 2019, they are new championship leaders with 35 points on their account, one point more than Hirakawa/Cassidy.
In the GT300 class, Kazuki Hoshino and Keishi Ishikawa took the victory in the #10 Gainer Tanax Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. Another Nissan crew climbed to the second podium spot – Kazuki Hiramine and Sacha Fenestraz in the #56 Nissan of Kondo Racing. Haruki Kurosawa and Naoya Gamou finished the race third in the #65 Leon Pyramid Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Photos: Super GT Series