Touring Cars 2017 SUPER GT Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Suzumiya, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. twitcher

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    Does the Honda MotoGP program come out of the same offices/assembly lines as their car programs though? They're both Hondas, but only by name. I don't think there is any sharing of resources between the programs (like Yamaha motorcycle and keyboards).

    And with the Honda WTCC program, again, isn't most of that run out of Italy?
     
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    I don't know about that. I know the engine in the wtcc car is from Tochigi.
     
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  4. Suzumiya

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    Daisuke Ito back in the au car for Fuji, due to Nakajima having commitments with Toyota at Spa. Oddly enough Rossiter is going to attempt both... maybe he already knows the fate of the ByKolles :lol:
     
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    Heads up: the race is Thursday 1:00 AM for the East Coasters and Wednesday 10 PM for us West Coasters :D
     
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  8. trustjab

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    Lexus still strong, but not as dominant. GT300 is really close! Hope it stays that way in the race.
     
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    Fuji 500km on NISMO TV
     
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  10. R1600Turbo

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    I really shouldn't stay up and watch this. Any idea how long it will take time wise? If I can get to bed by midnight (2 hours) it might be OK. :p
     
  11. LumpiestFish

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    Are we ever going to see the Super GT and DTM race that had been rumoured about?
     
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    Was it a good race worth watching?
     
  13. GTRacer22

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    Probably not.
     
  14. legatoblues

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    It's Super GT so it's always worth watching.....but it wasn't as intense or exciting as Super GT sometimes can be, but that's racing.
     
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    Round 3 @ Autopolis!
     
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    I'm glad I stayed up for this race.
     
  17. blinky77

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    Seriously awesome race from start to finish - go check it out for yourself!

    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19428924&sf80605693=1

    Jann Mardenborough, who finished 7th, is also the focus of the ESPN SportsCenter Featured Story today (Video does contain footage of the fatal crash at the 2015 VLN1 at the Nürburgring, be advised)
     
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    Watching right now.
     
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    Good racing.
     
  21. R1600Turbo

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    Just got in to the race, was busy watching trailer reaction videos. Nice to hear Rob Barff as a commentator. Cool guy. He was one of the mentors when I was in the GT Academy USA finals in 2011.
     
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    What a finish!
     
  23. Tired Tyres

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    Sugo is a great track.
     
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    Provisional 2018 Super GT calendar. Same same, but different.

    https://supergtworld.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/super-gt-announces-2018-schedule/

    Biggest highlights: Return of the Suzuka 300km after the SRO nabbed the 10 hour, and everything from Round 3 to Round 7 getting major date changes compared to this year. Thailand is still on the calendar.
    So the things Sam Collins mentioned in the commentary at Sugo about potential dates added haven't happen. (I forget if he said those were being looked into for schedules beyond 2018, though...)
     
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    THANK GOD Suzuka is staying!
     
  26. GTRacer22

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    Well we knew it wasn't leaving. They were just making it 300km instead of 1000km.
     
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    Stream is live now.

     
  30. R1600Turbo

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    Rob Barff on commentary again. Just said hello in the chat and got a shout out. :D