Event>>super Gt ’09 Rd.3 Fuji Speedway

What better way to spend Japan's "Golden Week" holiday than by taking in a Super GT race at Fuji Speedway? After just a two week break, the Suer GT series was back in action for its third race of the season and its first visit to Fuji this year. Last time at Suzuka Circuit, the Zent Cerumo SC430 ended the GTR's winning streak in GT500. Would the GTR's be able to come back at Fuji in front of the huge holiday crowds?

Things certainly started well for the GTR. The Motul Autech car driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer started on the pole in GT500.

After a tight battle with the Petronas Tom's SC430, the Motul GT-R was able to hold on for the victory. This was due in large part to the quickness of the car's pit crew during stops which helped them make up for lost position.

The Petronas Tom's SC430 driven by Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer ended up finishing just behind the GTR in second place.

The GT300 battle saw the ARTA Garaiya of Morio Nitta and Shinichi Takagi earning the win after starting from the pole.

Second place in the GT300 class went to the Daishin Advan Ferrari.

The next Super GT race will be held in late June at Sepang Circuit.

Photos Courtesy of Super GT

-Mike Garrett



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I LOVE the SuperGT coverage
good to see the GTR kicking ass at fuji


GTR in GT500 and ARTA in GT300 for the win! Couldn't have been a better turnout.


The Garaiya and the car that looks like a daytona prototype look too radical to be racing in GT300 and should be bumped into GT500.


GTR weens! Fatality!

OK, just a joke, but def. nice to see the new GTR kickin ass out there.

Thanks for the coverage guys!



Al GT300 cars are very extreme these days. The corolla and IS350 are mid engine!


good to see more super gt pics as the main website is a bit poor this year.


Whatever happened to the promised SuperGT videos that were suppose to show every race in Gran Turismo TV? They've had the same ones up for ages.


Met up with Kondo racing driver JP a couple weeks ago while in Tokyo. Mentioned that since his GT-R took the first win, they had a 70KG weight penalty while entering the Suzuka race. Even with that kind of weight well spaced, the chances of pulling off another win would be difficult. Rules are rules I guess!

Nice to see the boring Japanese photographers continuing there still photos lol.



Motul GTR has the best livery!


Daishin Ferrari is fukn hawt!