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

July 28, 2009 Comments off

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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.

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Source: Nissan

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SuperGT 2009: MOTUL Nismo GT-R Wins at SUGO for Round 5

July 26, 2009 Comments off

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SuperGT is back in Japan for round five for the 2009 championship season and the Nissan GT-R is proving again to be an unstoppable competitor after the #1 MOTUL Nismo GT-R finished in first place for Sunday’s race. The win comes after starting in 8th on the grid after a penalty incurred during qualifying for passing under yellow flag conditions.

The race started under fine skies and with the #3 Hasemi Tomica Ebbro GT-R on pole position. Early on in the race multiple GT-Rs were contending for the top positions but the rain had something to say about this around lap 25 of the 81 lap race. By lap 33 the rain had increased and teams were forced to pit for a tire change.

The #1 MOTUL Nismo GT-R exited the pit in good position and was able to continue to battle for the first two finishing places. Then, when the track began to dry around lap 60 they opened the taps and put the win beyond doubt.

This big weekend of racing has completely turned Nismo’s 2009 championship season around and moved them from 6th on the team rankings to 1st place by 5 points! Kondo racing, who were leading last round, are now bumped down to third in the team rankings with 50 points.

Link: SuperGT Official Site