2013 Autopolis GT 300km

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The 2013 Autopolis GT 300km was the seventh round of the 2013 Super GT season and the 8th points scoring race for GT300 cars. It took place on October 6, 2013 at Autopolis near Kamitsue, Oita, Japan.

Background[edit]

Dome Racing drivers Frédéric Makowiecki and Naoki Yamamoto were tied on 46 points for the championship lead with Impul's João Paulo de Oliveira and Tsugio Matsuda. Following their win in at the 3 Hours of Fuji Team Mugen extended their championship lead in GT300 to 16 points over the Gainer Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Katsuyuki Hiranaka and Björn Wirdheim. With Autopolis being the 2nd last round of the season, instead of having weight ballast equal to twice the number of points scored in the season, teams that competed in all previous 6 races had their weight ballast reduced to the number of points they scored.

After running a 2013-spec Porsche 997 GT3, Team Taisan reverted to running a 2012-spec Porsche for balance of performance reasons. [1] The GTA adjusted the balance of performance for both JAF-GT and FIA GT3 cars. For the JAF-GT cars the air restrictor sizes were reduced in an effort to reduce power, however The Toyota Prius was not given any adjustments. The Nissan GT-R GT3 was given a slight increase in boost pressure. [2]

39 cars were entered for the race, the only change from the previous round was that the Dijon Racing Callaway Corvette Z06.R GT3 did not enter Autopolis.

Report[edit]

Practice[edit]

The practice session began in wet conditions. The #36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Lexus SC430 was the fastest car in GT500 and the #10 Gainer Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 was the fastest GT300 car. The session was red flagged 13 minutes in after Naoki Yamamoto spun off road and crashed. The session resumed 9 minutes later but due to worsening conditions few teams completed laps on the circuit. The session was later red flagged 48 minutes in and not restarted due to poor visibility. [3]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying was scheduled to be held on October 5, 2013, but due to the heavy rain and fog that cancelled the practice session, qualifying was cancelled and rescheduled to October 6. Instead of the standard 15 and 8 minute knockout sessions for both GT500 and GT300 cars, there would only be a single 25 minute session for both classes. [4]

Race[edit]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

[5][6]

Pos No Team Driver Qualifying Tyre
GT500
1 38 Lexus Team Zent Cerumo Japan Yuji Tachikawa 1:38.174 B
2 23 Motul Autech NISMO Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 1:38.209 M
3 18 Weider Dome Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki 1:38.220 M
4 1 S-Road REITO MOLA Japan Satoshi Motoyama 1:38.346 M
5 12 Calsonic Team Impul Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 1:38.385 B
6 100 Raybrig Team Kunimitsu Japan Takashi Kogure 1:38.566 B
7 37 Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S Japan Daisuke Ito 1:38.573 B
8 17 Keihin Real Racing Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi 1:38.661 B
9 8 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman 1:38.725 B
10 36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Japan Kazuki Nakajima 1:38.856 B
11 24 D'Station ADVAN Kondo Racing Japan Hironobu Yasuda 1:39.012 Y
12 6 Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS Japan Kazuya Oshima 1:39.227 B
13 39 Lexus Team DENSO SARD Japan Hiroaki Ishiura 1:39.569 B
14 19 Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh Portugal Andre Couto 1:39.893 Y
15 32 Epson Nakajima Racing Japan Daisuke Nakajima 1:40.606 D
GT300
1 3 NDDP Racing Japan Kazuki Hoshino 1:47.222 Y
2 48 Dijon Racing Japan Katsumasa Chiyo 1:47.236 Y
3 50 Arnage Racing Japan Hideto Yasuoka 1:48.036 Y
4 61 R&D Sport Japan Kota Sasaki 1:48.408 Y
5 30 apr Japan Yuki Iwasaki 1:48.416 Y
6 11 Gainer Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka 1:48.564 D
7 21 Hitotsuyama Racing United Kingdom Richard Lyons 1:48.571 H
8 4 GSR Hatsune Miku Japan Tatsuya Kataoka 1:48.906 Y
9 10 Gainer Japan Tetsuya Tanaka 1:49.229 D
10 52 OKINAWA-IMP RACING with SHIFT Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya 1:49.243 Y
11 33 Hankook KTR Japan Masami Kageyama 1:49.363 H
12 87 JLOC Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 1:49.423 Y
13 22 R'Qs MotorSports Japan Hisashi Wada 1:49.473 Y
14 62 Leon Racing Japan Haruki Kurosawa 1:49.547 Y
15 2 Cars Tokai Dream28 Japan Hiroki Katoh 1:49.557 Y
16 16 Team Mugen Japan Hideki Mutoh 1:49.620 B
17 360 Tomei Sports Japan Takuya Shirasaka 1:49.727 Y
18 5 Team Mach Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka 1:49.754 Y
19 86 JLOC Japan Koji Yamanishi 1:50.032 Y
20 88 JLOC Japan Manabu Orido 1:50.125 Y
21 31 apr Japan Morio Nitta 1:50.406 Y
22 9 Pacific Direction Racing Japan Shogo Mitsuyama 1:51.310 Y
23 0 Team Taisan Ken Endless Japan Naoki Yokomizo 1:51.352 Y
24 55 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Japan Takashi Kobayashi 1:51.402 B

Race[edit]

Race result is as follows.[7][8]

Pos No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Time/Difference Laps
GT500
1 36 Lexus Team Petronas TOM'S Japan Kazuki Nakajima
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Lexus SC430 B 1:55:03.613 65
2 38 Lexus Team Zent Cerumo Japan Kohei Hirate
Japan Yuji Tachikawa
Lexus SC430 B +2.622 65
3 17 Keihin Real Racing Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi
Japan Koudai Tsukakoshi
Honda HSV-010 GT B +2.811 65
4 1 S-Road REITO MOLA Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi
Nissan GT-R M +11.227 65
5 18 Weider Dome Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki
Japan Naoki Yamamoto
Honda HSV-010 GT M +11.841 65
6 24 D'Station ADVAN Kondo Racing Germany Michael Krumm
Japan Hironobu Yasuda
Nissan GT-R Y +12.326 65
7 39 Lexus Team DENSO SARD Japan Hiroaki Ishiura
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Lexus SC430 B +12.735 65
8 23 Motul Autech NISMO Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
Japan Masataka Yanagida
Nissan GT-R M +24.134 65
9 37 Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S Italy Andrea Caldarelli
Japan Daisuke Ito
Lexus SC430 B +24.474 65
10 32 Epson Nakajima Racing Japan Ryo Michigami
Japan Daisuke Nakajima
Honda HSV-010 GT D +46.935 65
11 6 Lexus Team LeMans ENEOS Japan Yuji Kunimoto
Japan Kazuya Oshima
Lexus SC430 B +52.084 65
12 100 Raybrig Team Kunimitsu Japan Takuya Izawa
Japan Takashi Kogure
Honda HSV-010 GT B +1:18.304 65
13 19 Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh Japan Seiji Ara
Portugal Andre Couto
Lexus SC430 Y +1 Lap 64
14 8 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Japan Kosuke Matsuura
Honda HSV-010 GT B +4 Laps 61
Ret 12 Calsonic Team Impul Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Nissan GT-R B +32 Laps 33
GT300
1 4 GSR Hatsune Miku Japan Tatsuya Kataoka
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi
BMW Z4 GT3 Y 1:56:59.345 62
2 50 Arnage Racing Japan Masaki Kano
Japan Hideto Yasuoka
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Y +1 Lap 61
3 52 OKINAWA-IMP RACING with SHIFT Japan Hironori Takeuchi
Japan Takeshi Tsuchiya
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Y +1 Lap 61
4 11 Gainer Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Sweden Björn Wirdheim
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 D +1 Lap 61
5 33 Hankook KTR Japan Tomonobu Fujii
Japan Masami Kageyama
Porsche 911 GT3-R H +1 Lap 61
6 30 apr Japan Yuki Iwasaki
United States Igor Sushko
Nissan GT-R GT3 Y +1 Lap 61
7 61 R&D Sport Japan Kota Sasaki
Japan Tetsuya Yamano
Subaru BRZ M +1 Lap 61
8 0 Team Taisan Ken Endless Japan Kyosuke Mineo
Japan Naoki Yokomizo
Porsche 997 GT3 Y +1 Lap 61
9 16 Team Mugen Japan Hideki Mutoh
Japan Yuhki Nakayama
Honda CR-Z B +2 Laps 60
10 87 JLOC Japan Hideki Yamauchi
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto
Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Y +2 Laps 60
11 2 Cars Tokai Dream28 Japan Hiroki Katoh
Japan Kazuho Takahashi
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Y +2 Laps 60
12 88 JLOC Japan Takayuki Aoki
Japan Manabu Orido
Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Y +2 Laps 60
13 86 JLOC Japan Shinya Hosokawa
Japan Koji Yamanishi
Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Y +2 Laps 60
14 22 R'Qs MotorSports Japan Masaki Jyonai
Japan Hisashi Wada
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Y +2 Laps 60
15 31 apr Japan Morio Nitta
Japan Koki Saga
Toyota Prius Y +2 Laps 60
16 55 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Japan Takashi Kobayashi
Japan Shinichi Takagi
Honda CR-Z B +2 Laps 60
17 48 Dijon Racing Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
Japan Hiroshi Takamori
Nissan GT-R GT3 Y +2 Laps 60
18 62 Leon Racing Japan Haruki Kurosawa
Japan Tsubasa Kurosawa
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Y +3 Laps 59
19 9 Pacific Direction Racing Japan Shogo Mitsuyama
Japan You Yokomaku
Porsche 911 GT3-R Y +4 Laps 58
20 10 Gainer Japan Tetsuya Tanaka
Japan Masayuki Ueda
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 D +5 Laps 57
21 21 Hitotsuyama Racing United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Japan Akihiro Tsuzuki
Audi R8 LMS ultra H +5 Laps 57
22 5 Team Mach Japan Tetsuji Tamanaka
Japan Junichiro Yamashita
Nissan GT-R GT3 Y +8 Laps 54
23 360 Tomei Sports Japan Takuya Shirasaka
Japan Atsushi Tanaka
Nissan GT-R GT3 Y +15 Laps 47
Ret 3 NDDP Racing Japan Kazuki Hoshino
Japan Daiki Sasaki
Nissan GT-R GT3 Y +26 Laps 36

Point rankings after the event[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both GT500 and GT300 classes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "タイサンの“MY12”ポルシェ911導入の真相は?". as-web.jp. September 18, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "GTA、GT300参加条件を変更。JAF-GT勢に調整". as-web.jp. September 26, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rd.7 公式練習:雨と霧によりほとんど走行ができず". Super GT. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rd.7 予選速報:第7戦オートポリスの予選は悪天候のためキャンセル". Super GT. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "GT500 RESULT: Total". Super GT. October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "GT300 RESULT: Total". Super GT. October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "GT500 RESULT: Race". Super GT. October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "GT300 RESULT: Race". Super GT. October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 

External links[edit]


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