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2013 Super GT Round 1 Highlights: Okayama




The first round of the 2013 Season Super GT Championship took place earlier this month at Okayama International Circuit in Japan. The first race of the season started under a thin cloud cover, with a chance of rain looming. The dry track recorded a temperature of a cool 21 degree C.

The 2013 season sees a few new additions to the GT300 class starting grid this year, including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 . The winner of the GT300 class was the Gainer Dixcel Mercedes-Benz SLS driven by Katsuyuki Hiranaka and Bjorn Wirdheim. Finishing second and third respectively are the GSR Hatsunemiku BMW Z4 GT3 and the La Seine Lamborghini Gallardo GT3.

Taking the chequered flag in the GT500 class was the RAYBRIG Honda HSV-010 driven by Takuya Izawa and Takashi Kogure. Coming in second was the KEIHIN Honda HSV-010 driven by Koudai Tsukakoshi and Toshihiro Kaneishi. Snatching the last spot on the podium was the Motul Autech Nissan GT-R driven by Masataka  Yanagida and Ronnie Quintarelli.

Super GT500 Class Result

Po No Machine Driver Time/Diff. Laps Best Lap Tire WH
1 100 RAYBRIG HSV-010
Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG
Takuya Izawa
Takashi Kogure
1:58’48.911 81 1’24.173 BS
2 17 KEIHIN HSV-010
Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG
Koudai Tsukakoshi
Toshihiro Kaneishi
0.555 81 1’24.168 BS
3 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R
NISSAN GT-R / VRH34B
Masataka Yanagida
Ronnie Quintarelli
4.903 81 1’24.274 MI
4 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430
LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG
Yuji Tachikawa
Kohei Hirate
11.534 81 1’24.603 BS
5 18 Weider Modulo HSV-010
Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG
Naoki Yamamoto
Frederic Makowiecki
12.612 81 1’24.057 MI
6 12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R
NISSAN GT-R / VRH34B
Tsugio Matsuda
J.P. Lima De Oliveira
50.496 81 1’24.560 BS
7 6 ENEOS SUSTINA SC430
LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG
Kazuya Oshima
Yuji Kunimoto
54.294 81 1’24.093 BS
8 39 DENSO KOBELCO SC430
LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG
Juichi Wakisaka
Hiroaki Ishiura
1’11.663 81 1’25.030 BS
9 8 ARTA HSV-010
Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG
Ralph Firman
Kosuke Matsuura
1’29.527 81 1’23.802 BS
10 1 REITO MOLA GT-R
NISSAN GT-R / VRH34B
Satoshi Motoyama
Yuhi Sekiguchi
1’30.704 81 1’25.335 MI
11 32 Epson HSV-010
Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG
Ryo Michigami
Daisuke Nakajima
1’32.049 81 1’25.566 DL
12 36 PETRONAS TOM’S SC430
LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG
Kazuki Nakajima
James Rossiter
1Lap 80 1’24.952 BS
13 24 D’station ADVAN GT-R
NISSAN GT-R / VRH34B
Hironobu Yasuda
Michael Krumm
1Lap 80 1’25.555 YH
14 19 WedsSport ADVAN SC430
LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG
Seiji Ara
Andre Couto
1Lap 80 1’25.633 YH
15 37 KeePer TOM’S SC430
LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG
Daisuke Ito
Andrea Caldarelli
2Laps 79 1’24.836 BS

Super GT300 Class Result

Po No Machine Driver Time/Diff. Laps Best Lap Tire WH
1 11 GAINER DIXCEL SLS
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 / M159
Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Bjorn Wirdheim
1:59’57.178 77 1’29.612 DL
2 4 GSR HATSUNEMIKU BMW
BMW Z4 GT3 / P65B44
Nobuteru Taniguchi
Tatsuya Kataoka
11.036 77 1’29.902 YH
3 87 LA SEINE LAMBORGHINI GT3
GALLARDO GT3 / CEH
Hideki Yamauchi
Hiroki Yoshimoto
1Lap 76 1’29.757 YH
4 52 OKINAWA-IMP SLS
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 / M159
Hironori Takeuchi
Takeshi Tsuchiya
1Lap 76 1’30.678 YH
5 61 SUBARU BRZ R&D SPORT
SUBARU BRZ GT300 / EJ20
Tetsuya Yamano
Kota Sasaki
1Lap 76 1’29.718 MI
6 62 LEON SLS
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 / M159
Haruki Kurosawa
Masanobu Kato
1Lap 76 1’30.778 YH
7 16 MUGEN CR-Z GT
Honda CR-Z / J35A
Hideki Mutoh
Yuhki Nakayama
1Lap 76 1’30.670 BS
8 33 HANKOOK PORSCHE
PORSCHE 911 GT3 R / M97/79
Masami Kageyama
Tomonobu Fujii
2Laps 75 1’30.628 HK
9 48 DIJON Racing IS GT-R
NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 / VR38DETT
Hiroshi Takamori
Katsumasa Chiyo
2Laps 75 1’30.614 YH
10 0 ENDLESS TAISAN PORSCHE
PORSCHE / M97/79
Kyosuke Mineo
Naoki Yokomizo
2Laps 75 1’31.008 YH
11 86 CRYSTAL CROCO LAMBORGHINI GT3
GALLARDO GT3 / CEH
Kouji Yamanishi
Shinya Hosokawa
2Laps 75 1’31.468 YH
12 55 ARTA CR-Z GT
Honda CR-Z / J35A
Shinichi Takagi
Takashi Kobayashi
2Laps 75 1’30.677 BS
13 7 OGT Bonds Racing GT-R
NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 / VR38DETT
Igor Sushko
Ryo Orime
2Laps 75 1’31.948 YH
14 30 IWASAKI apr R8
Audi R8-LMS ultra / CJJ
Yuki Iwasaki
Fairuz Fauzy
2Laps 75 1’32.012 YH
15 10 GAINER Rn-SPORTS DIXCEL SLS
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 / M159
Tetsuya Tanaka
Masayuki Ueda
3Laps 74 1’30.959 DL
16 21 ZENT Audi R8 LMS ultra
Audi R8-LMS ultra / CJJ
Akihiro Tsuzuki
Richard Lyons
3Laps 74 1’32.185 HK
17 5 MACH GoGoGo SYAKEN Ferrari 458
Ferrari 458 GT3 / F142
Tetsuji Tamanaka
Junichiro Yamashita
3Laps 74 1’33.202 YH
18 360 RUN UP GROUP GT-R
NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 / VR38DETT
Takuya Shirasaka
Atsushi Tanaka
4Laps 73 1’32.969 YH
19 9 NAC KOUKAKUKIDOUTAI ARISE DR PORSCHE
PORSCHE 911 GT3 R / M97/79
Shogo Mitsuyama
Yu Yokomaku
10Laps 67 1’31.697 YH
20 50 Exe Aston Martin
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 / V12
Masaki Kano
Hideto Yasuoka
20Laps 57 1’31.120 YH

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