Event: Super GT Round 2 – Throwdown at Fuji Speedway v.3

Action, Automotive, Event, Japan

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In two weeks the Super GT teams will make their way over to Malaysia for the third Round of the series that takes place at Sepang International Circuit.  So, that means I have two more weeks to show you coverage of the Fuji race!  Just kidding; I have a few more shots of the race left, so I’ll throw them into this post.  I also have some cool shots from qualifying that I’ll sprinkle around throughout the rest of the week.  Judging by the traffic, it seems like you guys are enjoying this series.  It’s really a unique race with some awesome cars – for me it was really enjoyable to watch, photograph, and now share.  Hope you are enjoying it – click past the break for more .

Preview: Super GT Test Day @ Twin Ring

Automotive, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

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In lieu of the recent events that have taken place in Japan, you can imagine that gathering content for a site that focuses on Japanese motorsports is quite challenging.  To be honest, I’m not quite sure when I can hop the Pacific to visit the island again.  Thank goodness for Taka over at JDM Clips for supplying us with some great Super GT coverage in the meantime.  Next week I’ll be posting some coverage that he sent over from the official test day and race at Twin Ring Motegi.  For now, you can check out a feature of the 2010 Keihin HSV here.

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Feature: Keihin Real Racing HSV-010 GT

Automotive, Feature, Japan, JDM

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When Honda announced the end of the NSX’s participation in the Super GT  due to new regulations only allowing front-engine, rear-driven cars, fans around the world winced a little.  Little did we know what Honda had cooking in their chemistry lab of motorsport awesomeness.  They announced their new GT spec car towards the end of 2009 as a successor to the popular mid-engined NSX, that was to compete in the GT-500 class in 2010.  I believe there were four teams that utilized the HSV; Epson, Weider, Autobacs, and Keihin.  Of these teams, Keihin managed the best performance of the season.  You can watch the race at Sportsland Sugo here; the spectacular ending, and win for the Keihin team, was a highlight of this season.  This win helped them to acheive 3rd place in the championship.  If that’s not enough HSV-ness, click over to JDM Clips to see the Keihin HSV in action in Motegi.  Thanks to JDM Clips for some great shots.