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Terça, 15 Setembro 2020 11:06 | Actualizado em Sábado, 26 Setembro 2020 16:23

Points finishes for NSX GT3 Evo teams in Super GT

Reigning Super GT champions ARTA climbed back into the top six of the GT300 points table with a hard-fought seventh-place finish at Motegi.
Toshiki Oyu and Shinichi Takagi, who were denied a podium finish at Suzuka last time out with a late incident, had to carry 45kg weight handicap in their NSX GT3 Evo, a major penalty with the stop/start nature of the Motegi track.
Despite this, they qualified 10th in a damp session and made progress on Sunday to improve three places by the finish; a result that moved them into sixth spot in the championship.
All three NSX GT3 Evos showed stronger pace in race trim than they had in qualifying. Drago Corse duo Ryo Michigami and Jake Parsons climbed from 14th at the start to 10th at the chequered flag to record their third top-10 result of the year.
Team UPGARAGE had scored their best finish of the season with second place last time out at Suzuka, but were unable to repeat that result at Motegi. Kosuke Matsuura and Takashi Kobayashi qualified 16th, but drove well to climb to 14th by the finish.
They remain eighth in the points table with Michigami and Parsons 14th.
All three cars were competing as part of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme; a global collaborative project with JAS Motorsport responsible for assembly of all cars.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) and M-TEC handle sales and technical support in North America and Japan respectively, with JAS responsible for these areas across the rest of the world.

Main: Toshiki Oyu/Shinichi Takagi, ARTA Honda NSX GT3 Evo, Super GT, Motegi, Japan (credit: Honda Motor); Lower 1 Ryo Michigami/Jake Parsons, Drago Corse Honda NSX GT3 Evo, Super GT, Motegi, Japan (credit: Honda Motor); Takashi Kobayashi/Kosuke Matsuura, Team UPGARAGE Honda NSX GT3 Evo, Super GT, Motegi, Japan (credit: Honda Motor).
About JAS Motorsport
Founded in 1995, JAS Motorsport is one of the world's leading touring car teams and constructors. Initially fielding Alfa Romeos in the ITC, JAS became a technical partner of Honda in 1998 and has been at the forefront of its activities with touring cars and rallying ever since. In 2012, JAS was chosen to develop, in partnership with Honda R&D, the Civic WTCC, with which it claimed the Manufacturers' world title a year later. JAS designed and built the Civic Type R TCR, which has claimed 32 major titles so far (18 with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car.
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