Lexus has some advantage?
2017 first official testing for Super GT. 45 cars lines for this testing.
3 Japanese top car manufacturer (Lexus, Nissan, Honda) and 4 tyre manufacturer (Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin, Dunlop) continue hard fight this year.
MY17 GT500 is developing under new regulation, reduction downforce by 25%.
In moring session, #37 KeePer TOM’s LC500 (Ryo Hirakawa/ Nick Cassidy) sets top time. And Lexus all new LC500 GT500 dominates top 6.
Surprised to 15th for 2015 champion #23 MOTUL Autech NISMO (Tsugio Matsuda/ Ronie Quintarelli).
In afternoon session, continue strong performance for Lexus guys.
Defending champion #1 DENSO KOBELCO SARD LC500 (Heikki Kovalainen/ Kouhei Hirate) score top of time sheet. But overall top is #37 KeePer TOM’s LC500’s 1:18.149.
Finally Lexus dominate top 3 Day1, Top of without Lexus, #17 KEIHIN NSX-GT (Koudai Tsukakoshi/ Takashi Kogure) is 4th.
Unbelievable results for Nissan, top of Nissan is 9th O/A #24 Forum Engineering ADVAN GT-R (J.P.Oriveira/ Daiki Sasaki).
Most variation cars running this class, (86 MC, Evora MC, Mark X MC, BRZ GT300, Prius GT300, GT-R GT3, RC F GT3, AMG GT3, R8 LMS, M6 GT3, 911GT3R, SLS AMG GT3, 488GT3, Huracan GT3, Continental GT3).
In morning session, defending champion #25 Vivac 86 MC (Takamitsu Matsui/ Kenta Yamashita) suffered gearbox trouble. Some mother chassis based car #18 UPGARAGE BANDOH 86 (Yuki Nakayama/ Shintaro Kawabata) score top of time sheet.
In afternoon session, #3 B-MAX NDDP GT-R (Kazuki Hoshino/ Mitsunori Takaboshi) ended top of Day1. In spite of the trouble morning session, #25 Vivac 86 MC is 2nd.
New cars still struggling, 2×RC F GT3 MY17 both LM Corsa runs 12th and 28th.
First time Super GT run for Bentley Continental GT3 is finish 24th. Sedan monster Mark X MC finish 26th.