Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 takes Japanese Super Taikyu title

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 takes Japanese Super Taikyu title

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September 24, 2018

Nissan has claimed both the race win and the championship title in the latest round of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series in Japan at Twin Ring Motegi.

Aboard the Endless GT-R (Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3), Tsuyoshi Tajima, Hideki Yamauchi and Tsubasa Mekaru took the victory in the five-hour race – the team’s first Super Taikyu victory of the season.

However, Teruhiko Hamano, Kazuki Hoshino, Kiyoto Fujinami and Sun Zheng clinched the title for the No. 99 Y’s Distraction GTNET GT-R with a third-place finish.

The No. 99 Nissan entry previously won the opening round of the championship at Suzuka and the third round at Fuji Speedway.

Their championship victory was confirmed with one final round of the series remaining at Okayama on November 4.

“I’m delighted to win the championship – three years since I last won in 2014,” said Kazuki Hoshino who also finished on the podium in the most recent Super GT GT300 round.

“It has been a little frustrating at times over the past three years but we’ve made no mistakes this year, and it has been a great team effort to take the title.”

A total of three Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 entries contested the race with the ThreeBond Nissan Technical College GT-R taking pole position for the event.

Nissan has won four of the five Super Taikyu rounds staged so far in 2018 with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.