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Old 13 Nov 2016, 06:18 (Ref:3687546)   #1906
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 06:20 (Ref:3687547)   #1907
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Well done to Hirate for a second title and Kovalainen a maiden title, as well as to the retiring Tsuchiya and the ever improving Matsui for their GT300 title.
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 06:25 (Ref:3687548)   #1908
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Congrats to the champions!

Especially happy to see Tsuchiya retire with the title. Very happy for him.
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 06:28 (Ref:3687549)   #1909
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It sounds like Matsui will be going up to GT500 next year. I wonder who he will replace in the Lexus stable...
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 06:43 (Ref:3687551)   #1910
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 06:53 (Ref:3687552)   #1911
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Now I open the new thread is about 2017 Japanese Super GT.. Please wait




And the new thread is here!!!!

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Old 13 Nov 2016, 07:46 (Ref:3687557)   #1913
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Well, that was a nice double-header race at Motegi Twin Ring! Congrats to Lexus Team SARD and VivaC Team Tsuchiya for taking the championship in their respective classes.

Another great season has ended! We'll look forward for 2017!
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 08:54 (Ref:3687570)   #1914
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It sounds like Matsui will be going up to GT500 next year. I wonder who he will replace in the Lexus stable...
That would be quite the turn around for him. His early season form was frankly awful: I remember vividly how he tumbled down the order due to lack of pace (compared to Tsuchiya and the field) at Okayama and the first Fuji race. He has obviously improved greatly since, but GT500 is another kettle of fish altogether and I'm not sure he's that level of driver.
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Hopefully, Hirate gets a seat in an potential 3rd Toyota for Le Mans.
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Hopefully, Hirate gets a seat in an potential 3rd Toyota for Le Mans.
It might be too late for him for next year, with Hirakawa all but confirmed for the third car. Hopefully he & Kovalainen keep their form going into next season so they are considered for 2018 at least.

Speaking of a Toyota driver, what better way to round off the 2016 thread than to give a summary of the RC-F GT500, courtesy of RCE's December issue (aka The One Where Sam Went To Japan):

- The engineers found the DTM regulations restrictive. For the RC-F, approximately 70% of the car was fixed prior to Okayama 2014 and has been frozen since.
- The cooling package is considered to be a relative (to the GT-R) shortcoming of the RC-F, particularly the sub-optimal use of the fixed opening and heat exchanger areas.
- There's a (late) confirmation that TRD saved their third and final specification of their GT500 NRE for the Motegi double-header, but it was the fifth NRE produced this year as the Super Formula NRE has also had two specifications.
- TRD were initially surprised at the progress made by Nismo with their NRE, but they feel that their combined experience (GT500 & SF) allowed them to catch up over the 2015-2016 seasons.
- A lot of work has gone into the suspension geometry, particularly the mounting points, as it one of the areas that is relatively free to work on. To get the best out of the constantly developing tyres, each team will typically revise its geometry two or three times per season.
- There's a (late) confirmation that the paddock was concerned about the weight and stiffness of the German-designed tubs. There is also a confirmation that the propshaft issue that plagued the GT-Rs in particular was due to excessive vibration, demanding a revised propshaft used by all teams from 2015 ... except for Honda ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)
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Old 14 Nov 2016, 07:46 (Ref:3687910)   #1917
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The double header was a nice way to conclude the season!
Lexus get to the send off the RC-F in style and a first championship win for the GT86 too. Frankly, I'm happy since I was rooting for them to win it.

Looking forward to next season

And lol Honda... hope they improve next year
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