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Actual Honda disqualified, ARTA inherits win

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Actual pair Koudai Tsukakoshi and Nobuharu Matsushita had come through to take victory on the finish of an exhilarating 300km race, beating the #8 ARTA Honda of Tomoki Nojiri and Toshiki Oyu by seven seconds.

Nonetheless, the #17 Honda NSX-GT shared by Tsukakoshi and Matsushita failed post-race technical inspection on account of a skidblock violation.

It marks the second race in succession {that a} podium finisher has been disqualified for that reason, after the NISMO Nissan crew of Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda misplaced their second-place end final month at Suzuka.

ARTA subsequently picks up its second win on the trot, because it took victory at Suzuka with its #16 crew of Nirei Fukuzumi and Hiroki Otsu.

Quintarelli and Matsuda transfer up from third to second, whereas SARD Toyota pair Yuhi Sekiguchi and Yuichi Nakayama take the ultimate spot on the rostrum.

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Victory had provisionally put Tsukakoshi and Matsushita inside one level of the championship lead, however their elimination from the outcomes modifications the drivers’ standings considerably.

NDDP Nissan duo Katsumasa Chiyo and Mitsunori Takaboshi stay out entrance, however acquire an extra level after transferring up from tenth to ninth within the revised outcomes, placing them on 51 factors with two races to go.

TOM’S Toyota drivers Sho Tsuboi and Ritomo Miyata likewise acquire one additional level for seventh place, having completed eighth on the street, however stay two factors behind Chiyo and Takaboshi.

Quintarelli and Matsuda at the moment are third, 11 factors off the lead, whereas ARTA pair Fukuzumi and Otsu sit degree in fourth place with Rookie Racing Toyota drivers Kazuya Oshima and Kenta Yamashita, 14 behind.

Tsukakoshi and Matsushita will head into the ultimate two races of the season with a 22-point deficit to make as much as the leaders.

The disqualification of the Actual Honda means the winners in each lessons at Sugo have been stripped of their respective wins, because the GT300-winning Staff UpGarage likewise failed post-race inspection.

Tremendous GT Sugo outcomes

Pos. No. Automobile Drivers Laps Time/Diff Tire SW
1 8 ARTA MUGEN NSX-GT Tomoki Nojiri
Toshiki Oyu
84 2:24’30.932 BS 22
2 23 MOTUL AUTECH Z Tsugio Matsuda
Ronnie Quintarelli
84 2:24’31.461 MI 50
3 39 DENSO KOBELCO SARD GR Supra Yuhi Sekiguchi
Yuichi Nakayama
84 2:25’22.590 BS 46
4 1 MARELLI IMPUL Z Kazuki Hiramine
Bertrand Baguette
84 2:25’26.625 BS 48
Kohei Hirate
84 2:25’33.411 YH 10
6 14 ENEOS X PRIME GR Supra Kazuya Oshima
Kenta Yamashita
83 2:24’27.039 BS 64
7 36 au TOM’S GR Supra Sho Tsuboi
Ritomo Miyata
83 2:24’32.586 BS 90
8 19 WedsSport ADVAN GR Supra Yuji Kunimoto
Sena Sakaguchi
83 2:24’32.852 YH 48
9 3 Niterra MOTUL Z Katsumasa Chiyo
Mitsunori Takaboshi
83 2:24’34.137 MI 98
10 37 Deloitte TOM’S GR Supra Ukyo Sasahara
Giuliano Alesi
83 2:24’35.254 BS 16
11 64 Modulo NSX-GT Takuya Izawa
Kakunoshin Ota
83 2:24’35.709 DL 38
12 16 ARTA MUGEN NSX-GT Nirei Fukuzumi
Hiroki Otsu
82 2:24’28.068 BS 74
Ret 100 STANLEY NSX-GT Naoki Yamamoto
Tadasuke Makino
37 1:17’23.008 BS 62
Ret 38 ZENT CERUMO GR Supra Yuji Tachikawa
Hiroaki Ishiura
35 46’02.030 BS 36
  17 Astemo NSX-GT Koudai Tsukakoshi
Nobuharu Matsushita
Disqualified BS 58

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