Autopolis witnessed a breathtaking battle as Sho Tsuboi and Ritomo Miyata carved their way through the field, starting 12th on the grid and clinching their second win of the 2023 SUPER GT season. The duo, piloting the #36 Toyota GR Supra, engaged in a fierce duel for victory in a thrilling 450km race, eventually taking a seven-point lead in the championship with only the season finale left to run.

In a race filled with unpredictability, Miyata demonstrated his exceptional skills, catching up to the long-time leading ARTA Honda of Hiroki Otsu in the closing stages. Engaging in a fierce duel for the top spot, Miyata made a decisive move up the inside at the Turn 11 hairpin on lap 87. With unwavering determination, he managed to secure the win by five seconds, leaving the spectators on the edge of their seats.

The top three positions in the race are now occupied by cars that can still win the championship in the season finale at Motegi. Tsuboi and Miyata will head to the final race as strong contenders, leading the pack with a seven-point advantage. Their exceptional teamwork and strategic maneuvers have positioned them as favorites for the championship title.

In the GT500 class, the race results were as follows:

GT500 Results:

  1. #36 au TOM’S GR Supra (Toyota GR Supra GT500) – Sho Tsuboi, Ritomo Miyata
  2. #16 ARTA MUGEN NSX-GT (Honda NSX-GT) – Nirei Fukuzumi, Hiroki Otsu
  3. #3 Niterra MOTUL Z (Nissan Z GT500) – Katsumasa Chiyo, Mitsunori Takaboshi

In the GT300 class, Saitama Toyopet Toyota GR Supra pairing Hiroki Yoshida and Kohta Kawaai clinched a nail-biting victory, fending off the Inging Toyota GR86 GT of Yuui Tsutsumi and Hibiki Taira by just 0.6 seconds.

GT300 Results:

  1. #52 Saitama Toyopet GB GR Supra GT (Toyota GR Supra) – Hiroki Yoshida, Kohta Kawaai
  2. #2 Inging Toyota GR86 GT (Toyota GR86) – Yuui Tsutsumi, Hibiki Taira
  3. #31 apr LC500h GT (Lexus LC500h) – Kazuto Kotaka, Yuki Nemoto

Tsuboi, Miyata, and the victorious Saitama Toyopet team have set the stage for an exhilarating season finale at Motegi. As the tension rises and the competition intensifies, motorsport enthusiasts can rely on Asian Motorsport for comprehensive coverage, expert analysis, and updates. Stay tuned to Asian Motorsport for all the latest news and insights from the world of SUPER GT.


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