Toyota teams celebrated a 1-2-3 victory in the SP3 class at last weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. First and third places went to the Toyota Corolla Altis of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Team Thailand. The podium was completed by Kurt Dujardyn, “Brody”, Jacques Derenne and Olivier Muytjens in the Team Pit Lane Toyota GT86 CS-Cup who finished second.
The endurance race at the Nordschleife was also marked by extremely changeable weather conditions this year. Due to thick fog, the race control had to red flag the race for more than 14 hours.
Ring Racing’s GR Supra GT4 had an unfortunate event. Before the red flag, the #72 car had to make a longer repair stop losing valuable time. In the end, Tohjiro Azuma, Michael Tischner, Heiko Toenges and Turbo Asahi finished sixth in the SP10 class in the shortest edition of the 24h race to date.
At the third round of GT4 America, Smooge Racing’s GR Supra GT4 took its third class win of the season at Virginia International Raceway. On Saturday, John Geesbreght and Kevin Conway started the race from fourth overall and prevailed in a thrilling photo finish: After 31 laps, the #68 car crossed the finish line first in the Am class. In the second race on Sunday, the driver pairing showed another strong performance and finished the race in second place in the Am class. With these results, Geesbreght, Conway and the Smooge Racing team extended their lead in the Am teams’ and drivers’ championships.
The GR Supra GT4 entered by Forbush Performance, with Matt Forbush and Damon Surzyshyn at the wheel, finished fourth and seventh in the Am class in the two rounds at the 5.26-kilometre circuit in Virginia.
FFSA GT Championship – GT4 France
Last weekend, the French FFSA GT Championship for GT4 cars visited the Circuit d’Albi. Team CMR (Classic & Modern Racing) celebrated its second podium of the season. In the first race, Antoine Potty and Erwan Bastard drove the GR Supra GT4 to third place in the Silver class and to seventh overall. In race two, the driver duo had to retire the #34 car after a collision with a competitor.
Loris Cabirou and Wilfried Cazalbon shared driving duties in the second CMR car. They saw the chequered flag in the second race in eleventh place in the Pro-Am class. In the first race, the two Frenchmen had to retire in lap 13 after leaving the track.
Swedish Touring Endurance Championship
H&H Racing has a perfect weekend at the Swedish Touring Endurance Championship (STEC) round in Sviestad. Reigning TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Trophy Champion Alec Arho-Havrén and his team-mates Ortwin Herterich and Nils-Arne Holmudden, driving a Toyota GT86 CS-Cup, secured pole position, set the fastest race lap and easily won the race.