Nissan: Super GT Championship culmination looms this weekend

Posted on 09. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

MOTEGI, Japan – The 2016 Super GT Championship will be motionless this weekend with Nissan aiming to urge a championship wins in both a GT500 and GT300 classes.

Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda will be chasing their third uninterrupted GT500 championship. The twin have led a points from a opening turn and have been saddled with a large success counterbalance many a approach by a 2016 championship.

This weekend will indeed underline dual apart rounds of a championship. The final scheduled turn 8 on Sunday as good as a formerly deferred Autopolis eventuality from turn 3 on Saturday, that had to be cancelled after a circuit was shop-worn during an earthquake.

 

 

For Quintarelli and Matsuda, that means they’ll lift a turn 3 counterbalance in Saturday’s competition (1kg for each warranted indicate in a initial dual rounds). But afterwards in a Sunday finale, all counterbalance is private and teams will be means to quarrel it out a finish.

With dual races remaining, a NISMO #1 appurtenance binds a 10-point lead in a championship battle. If a group clinches a third uninterrupted championship, it follow in a footsteps of Masahiko Kageyama who won a Japanese Grand Touring Championship – a predecessor to Super GT – in 1993, 1994 and 1995 for Nissan.

In a GT300 class, GT Academy leader Jann Mardenborough and Kazuki Hoshino will be out to bind their championship aboard a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

They are usually 5 points behind in a pretension follow and enter this weekend uninformed from finishing second during a prior turn during a Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

This weekend’s Super GT movement will be live streamed on NISMO.TV on YouTube.

Saturday’s 53-lap competition will be staged at:
13:10 – Japan Time
6:10 – Central European Time
5:10 – UK Time
12:10 – US East Coast
21:10 – US West Coast

Sunday’s 53-lap culmination will be run at:
13:30 – Japan time
6:30 – Central European Time
5:30 – UK Time
12:30 – US East Coast
21:30 – US West Coast

NISMO Calendar

November 12-13
Super GT, Twin-Ring Motegi, Japan
Australian GT Championship, Highlands Park, Queenstown, New Zealand

November 19-20
FIA WEC, Bahrain

December 3-4
Australian Supercars, Homebush Street Circuit, Sydney, NSW,Australia

December 11
NISMO Festival, Fuji International Speedway, Japan

 

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Contact

Jane Johnstone
Marketing Communications Director
Global Motorsport Communications
Nissan/NISMO
Phone: +44 7979 710646
Email: jane.johnstone@nissan.co.uk

Paul Ryan
Marketing and PR Manager
Phone: +1 678 644 0404
Email: paul@nismosupport.com

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