MOTEGI, Japan – Nissan is seeking to end the ultimate spherical of the 2018 Tremendous GT Championship on a robust word with Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli aiming to duplicate their victory from final yr.
The Japanese/Italian mixture dominated right here final yr taking pole place and racing away to the win regardless of struggling contact from behind on the warm-up lap.
The win was a record-breaking efficiency for the duo. It was the 19th for Matsuda, giving him the document for probably the most wins ever within the historical past of Tremendous GT. Quintarelli's 13th victory additionally gave him the document for probably the most wins by a non-Japanese driver.
Matsuda and Quintarelli have added another victory to their totals in 2018 with a win at Fuji Speedway in spherical two earlier this yr.
Jann Mardenborough and Daiki Sasaki are one other Nissan duo seeking to end on a excessive word after twice trying set to win this yr–at Fuji and Sportsland Sugo – solely to endure misfortune.
Nissan can even be looking for one other victory within the GT300 class on the closing spherical. Hiro Yasuda and Katsuyuki Hiranaka gained on July 1 in Thailand this yr for the Gainer Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 staff.
This Sunday's closing spherical of the Tremendous GT championship will likely be streamed reside on NISMO.com and NISMO.television.
The ultimate spherical of the @SUPERGT_JP championship will likely be reside on https://t.co/srKAI07HiA and https://t.co/qXzRxwwxNT this weekend. Take a look at the No.23 crew in motion training pit stops at @motegi_official. pic.twitter.com/ctprhBvxnS
— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) November 9, 2018
いよいよ明日からもてぎの最終戦が始まります！！Prepared for the final spherical of SuperGT season in Motegi.#SuperGT #Round8 #TwinRingMotegi #Nissan #NISMO #Michelin pic.twitter.com/52kf79Hivt
— Ronnie Quintarelli (@R_Quintarelli) November 9, 2018
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