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SuperGT 2009: Final Round Official Race Report and High Res Photos

November 16, 2009 Comments off


The season is over and while the results are not the back to back championships we hoped for it’s still not a horrible result. To think it all came down to one tire not holding up…

Thanks to Nissan who again provide a race report and high res photos. This is the last we’ll see of SuperGT until Nismo Festival, just under one month away where they will all reappear for one last battle.

NISSAN GT-R finishes third in the Championship
— SUPER GT Round 9 Race Report —

November 8th, Twin ring Motegi (Tochigi prefecture)
Sunday, November 8th saw the final round of the 2009 SUPER GT series taken place at Twin Ring Motegi. Aiming at title glory, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#1 – Satoshi Motoyama / Benoit Treuyer) qualified in fifth place and put in a spirited drive in the race until tyre trouble slowed the car’s progress. The results netted third place for Satoshi Motoyama in the Driver’s standings, while NISMO were third in the Team’s title fight.

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SuperGT 2009: Nissan Race Report and High Res Photos for Round 8

October 19, 2009 Comments off


Full race report from Nissan below for Sunday’s SuperGT 2009 round 8. Don’t forget to click the Read More link to read the entire release…

2nd place another step toward successive title for NISSAN GT-R
– SUPER GT 2009 Round 8 Race Report –

October 18th, Autopolis International Racing Course (Oita prefecture)
On Sunday, October 18th, Autopolis International Racing Course played host to Round 8 of the 2009 SUPER GT series, the ‘SUPER GT in Kyushu 300km’ race. Starting third, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#1 Satoshi Motoyama/Benoit Treluyer) finished on the second tier of the podium, taking an important step towards a second successive title.

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SuperGT 2009: Round 7 @ FSW – High Res Photo Gallery and Full Race Report

September 14, 2009 Comments off


Firstly big ups to Nissan for continuing to translate these full race reports in a timely manner and making them available to the media. It’s a great thing to know whats going on in SuperGT as coverage is sparse at best outside Japan. Secondly, thanks for the great photos from the event and for publishing them quicker and quicker each round.

Don’t forget to click through the jump to read the rest of the report…

NISSAN GT-R Maintains championship lead with 2nd step on the podium
– SUPER GT 2009 Round 7 Race Report –

September 13th, Fuji Speedway (Oyama Town, Shizuoka prefecture)
Amidst favourable autumnal weather, Fuji Speedway hosted an action-packed Round 7 of the SUPER GT series, the “FUJI GT 300km RACE.” After qualifying 2nd, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#1 Satoshi Motoyama/Benoit Treluyer) started from the front row, adding championship points in the race and edging one step closer to taking a second consecutive championship title.

Source: Nissan

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SuperGT: Nissan High Res Photo Gallery of Round 6 Pokka GT at Suzuka

August 30, 2009 Comments off


Nissan have published their 10 strong photo gallery in high res from SuperGT round six at Suzuka from last weekend. A couple of good shots that are certainly background worthy for some so inclined.

Check out the gallery and read the full, official race report after the jump…

August 23th, Suzuka Circuit (Suzuka city, Mie prefecture)
Round 6 of SUPER GT, the “INTERNATIONAL Pokka SUMMER SPECIAL” (Suzuka 700km Race) took place at Suzuka Circuit. After qualifying 2nd, the HASEMI TOMICA EBBRO GT-R (#3 Ronnie Quintarelli/Hironobu Yasuda) ran a strong race to take the second step on the podium. In addition, the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#1 Satoshi Motoyama/Michael Krumm), which had qualified 12, finished 6th, protecting its position at the top of the championship points’ standings.

Source: Nissan Motors

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SuperGT 2009: Round 5 Full Race Report and High Res Images

July 28, 2009 Comments off


Here’s the full official Nissan press release pertaining to the win over the weekend at Sugo Sportsland for round five of the SuperGT 2009 championship season. We’ve also posted a gallery of the high res images courtesy of Nissan Motors Japan for rounds 4 and 5 of the 2009 season which were both wins for the GT-R.

Enjoy and don’t forget to follow the Read More link to see the rest of the report and galleries…

NISSAN GT-R takes 4th victory of the season
– SUPER GT 2009 Round 5 Race Report –

July 26th, Sportsland SUGO racing course (Murata town, Miyagi prefecture)
Round 5 of SUPER GT was decided in this part of the country by the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#1 – Satoshi Motoyama / Benoit Treluyer) who, having started from sixth on the grid, moved to the front in the later stages of the 81-lap event to claim their second victory of the season. With this result, the NISSAN GT-R has now taken 4 wins from 5 races this year.


Source: Nissan

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SuperGT 2009: Round 3 Full Report and High Res Photos Gallery

May 7, 2009 Comments off


Courtesy of Nissan, enjoy these huge wallpaper size high res images from the most recent round of the SuperGT 2009 championship series at Fuji Speedway. Fuji is a fantastic race circuit for taking great photos like the above.

Check out the rest in the gallery below and hit up the read more link for the race report.

Source: Nissan

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SuperGT 2009: Nissan Launch English SuperGT Site, High Res Photo Gallery

March 24, 2009 Comments off


Nissan have published a press release, race report, drivers report video and a number of high-res photos from the recent win at the SuperGT 2009 round 1 Okayama 300km race. They’ve also launched a new website in English for their SuperGT 2009 campaign which they will be updating with photos, race reports and driver interviews as the season progresses.

Check out the race report and gallery by clicking the read more link or browse the photos below. Also follow the link below for the Nissan SuperGT 2009 motorsports website.

NISSAN GT-R wins wet SUPER GT opening round
– SUPER GT 2009 Round 1 Race Report –

In the opener to the 2009 SUPER GT series held on Sunday March 22nd at the 3.703km Okayama International Circuit, Okayama Prefecture, the No. 24 HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R driven by Joao Paolo de Oliveira and Seiji Ara started in 3rd place off the grid but overpowered rivals to build a commanding 21-second lead and take the checkered flag in a powerful display of driving. The No.12 IMPUL CALSONIC GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe started 10th after qualifying and finished in 4th place.

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Link: Nissan SuperGT 2009 Website – English

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Super GT 2010: Two GT-Rs Get Points and One Retires in Round 3

May 3, 2010 Comments off

It was fine sunny conditions for racing on Sunday when round three of the 2010 SuperGT Championship kicked off at Fuji Speedway. The three GT-R competing teams this year had managed to secure their spots in the top 10 on the grid in qualifying. The #23 Nismo MOTUL Autech car was best placed of the bunch in 4th.

Come race time however it was the #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R which would prove to perform best after driver Ronnie Quintarelli built his 9th place qualifying position into a 6th place finish by the end.

The #24 HIS ADVAN Kondo Racing GT-R was able also to reap some points from the round. They qualified in 8th place on the grid. A position they maintained to the checkered flag.

While hopes were pinned on the #23 NISMO MOTUL Autech entry for a podium finish, it was almost a non-starter with engine trouble. Two laps into the race however they were able to join the action but ultimately to no avail as they were forced to retire early when the car troubles returned.

It’s turning out to be the worst year for NISMO, now at the bottom of the championship ladder with just 6 points – the SC430 Lexus teams hold the top 4 spots. Highest GT-R team on the championship so far is Kondo Racing who’re placed 6th.

Let’s hope the season picks up with a few more GT-R wins toward the middle of the year!

Link: SuperGT Website
Link: Nissan Motorsports

[Race Results] 88 Laps
Pos  No   Car   Drivers Time
1 35 MJ KRAFT SC430 Hiroaki Ishiura/Kazuya Oshima 2:25’00.795
2 1 PETRONAS TOM’S SC430 Juichi Wakisaka/Andre Lotterer +4.741
3 6 ENEOS SC430 Daisuke Ito/Bjorn Wirdheim +22.875
4 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 Yuji Tachikawa/Richard Lyons +41.899
5 17 KEIHIN HSV-010 Toshihiro Kaneishi/Koudai Tsukakoshi +51.687
6 12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R Tsugio Matsuda/Ronnie Quintarelli +1’11.940
7 18 Weider HSV-010 Takashi Kogure/Loic Duval +1’17.697
8 24 HIS ADVAN KONDO GT-R Oliveira/Hironobu Yasuda +1Lap
9 32 EPSON HSV-010 Ryo Michigami/Yuhki Nakayama +1Lap
10 100 RAYBRIG HSV-010 Takuya Izawa/Naoki Yamamoto +1Lap
23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R Satoshi Motoyama/Benoit Treluyer +30Laps

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Super GT Round 7: Race Results – GT-R Wins Again!

September 14, 2008 Comments off

Congratulations to team YellowHat YMS Tomica for their win in the #3 Nissan GT-R in today’s SuperGT 2008 series round 7 race at Twin Ring Motegi circuit! After qualifying on pole position the YellowHat GT-R ran a strong race all the way to the end.

As for the other GT-Rs, some were not so fortunate and faced quite a drama filled race. Stay tuned for the video highlights to see what we mean. The #22 GT-R of team MOTUL AUTECH was the second best placed GT-R today in 7th.

Top Ten Results:

  1. #3 YellowHat YMS TOMICA GT-R 1:55’19.682
  2. #1 ARTA NSX 0’01.117
  3. #36 PETRONAS TOM’S SC430 1’02.688
  4. #6 ENEOS SC430 1’05.148
  5. #32 EPSON NSX 1’08.124
  6. #35 KRAFT SC430 1’17.73963
  7. #22 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R 1’13.053
  8. #18 TAKATA NSX 1’15.91563
  9. #38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 1’15.991
  10. #25 ECLIPSE ADVAN SC430 1’16.174

More photos from today’s race after the jump!

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SuperGT 2009: MOTUL Autech Nissan GT-R Finishes Second for Round 8 in Kyushu

October 18, 2009 Comments off


Team Nismo battled heavy weight handicaps to finish second for the penultimate round of the 2009 International SuperGT Championships at Autopolis in Kyushu, Japan today. Winner of this round was the #36 TOM’s Petronas Toyota SC430 which takes it’s first win for the season. In third place was the #24 HIS ADVAN Nissan GT-R of team Kondo Racing.

The second place finish nets Nismo valuable points in securing their place at the top of the teams ranking for 2009.

Full race report and Nissan high res photos to come, until then, enjoy these photos of the days racing…