NSX GT3 finishes Super GT season at Motegi
The Honda NSX GT3 completed the 2018 Super GT campaign with a double finish at Motegi, to round off a season that has included a maiden podium finish and several other top-10 results.
Modulo Drago Corse drivers Ryo Michigami and Hiroki Otsu, who finished third last time out at Autopolis and fourth in the previous event at Sugo, qualified their car ninth in a hotly-contested GT300 field of 29 cars.
After running there during the early stages, Michigami slipped back during his stint and Otsu emerged from the pits 21st after the mandatory driver changes. The series rookie fought back to reach the chequered flag in 14th.
Takeshi Kimura and Naoki Yokomizo had qualified the CarGuy ADA Racing NSX 17th and finished 23rd.
Stefano Fini, JAS Motorsport NSX GT3 Project Leader, said: “As a first season for the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme, it’s been encouraging to see the way the Super GT campaign has improved significantly since the start of the season. Drago Corse had no experience of GT3 racing before 2018, so to end the year with a podium and several top-10 finishes in one of the most hotly-contested categories on the planet is very good to see. I think both Drago and CarGuy are capable of making another step forwards for 2019.”
Main: Ryo Michigami/Hiroki Otsu, Modulo Drago Corse Honda NSX GT3, Super GT, Motegi, Japan; Lower: Takeshi Kimura/Naoki Yokomizo, CarGuy ADA Racing Honda NSX GT3, Super GT, Motegi, Japan.
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 claimed 12 major titles in 2016 and '17 and is now responsible for the build of both the all-new Civic TCR and the NSX GT3 supercar.