The #17 Keihin Honda NSX-GT of Koudai Tsukakoshi and Bertrand Baguette took the lead in the GT500 Championship by winning their second race of the 2020 Autobacs Super GT Series at the Fujimaki Group Motegi GT 300km Race at Twin Ring Motegi.
Baguette took the lead from the pole-winning #38 ZENT Toyota GR Supra of Yuji Tachikawa early in the race, and he along with Tsukakoshi controlled the race thereafter. Tachikawa and Ishiura would go on to finish 2nd for their first podium of the 2020 season.
The #16 Red Bull Motul Mugen NSX-GT of Hideki Mutoh and Ukyo Sasahara finished in third, Team Mugen’s first Super GT podium in the GT500 class since 27 October, 2002, at Miné Circuit!
In the GT300 class, the #65 LEON Pyramid Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Naoya Gamou and Togo Suganami used strategy to power their way from 13th on the grid to win the race, and move into 2nd in the GT300 standings. They were fending off the #360 RunUp Rivaux Nissan GT-R GT3 of Takayuki Aoki & Yusaku Shibata, but with four laps to go, the second-placed RunUp GT-R came to a stop and retired from the race.
That late retirement promoted the #88 JLOC Lamborghini Huracán GT3 (Takashi Kogure/Yuya Motojima) to 2nd, ahead of the #61 Subaru BRZ R&D Sport (Takuto Iguchi/Hideki Yamauchi) in 3rd.
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Feature Image courtesy of the GT Association (GTA)