Toyota Supras sweep final day of Okayama Super GT test

Jamie Klein

Sho Tsuboi set the pace in the closing moments of the morning session that was disrupted by no fewer than five red flags at the wheel of Cerumo's #14 car, setting a best time of 1m18.123s and leading a Toyota 1-2 ahead of TOM'S driver Yuhi Sekiguchi.

That turned out to be the day's quickest time, as Hiroaki Ishiura's best effort in the afternoon session of 1m18.193s in the sister #38 machine fell just 0.070s short.

However, Bertrand Baguette's Saturday benchmark of 1m17.850s, set at the wheel of the Real Racing Honda NSX-GT, was not bettered.

Sekiguchi's time in the #36 TOM'S Supra in the morning session was good enough for third overall behind the two Cerumo-run cars, with Baguette once again finishing up as top Honda driver in the #17 machine, just a further 0.007s back.

#19 WedsSport ADVAN GR Supra with crash damage

#19 WedsSport ADVAN GR Supra with crash damage Masahide Kamio

Masahide Kamio

Kunimoto was taken to the medical centre as a precaution but escaped injury.

In GT300, the Cars Dream Tokai28 Lotus Evora MC of Hiroki Katoh set the pace overall with a best effort of 1m25.595s in the morning session.

Second overall was the quickest car in the afternoon, the works-entered Subaru BRZ R&D Sport on a 1m25.773s, followed by the #31 apr Toyota Prius PHV GR Sport, the Team Hitotsuyama Audi R8 LMS and the Tomei Sports Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

GT500 test results:

Pos. No. Team/Car Drivers Tyre am time pm time
1 14 Cerumo Toyota

Kazuya Oshima

Sho Tsuboi

B

1'18.123 1'18.699
2 38 Cerumo Toyota

Hiroaki Ishiura

Yuji Tachikawa

B

1'18.595 1'18.193
3 36 TOM'S Toyota

Yuhi Sekiguchi

Sacha Fenestraz

B

1'18.351 1'18.634
4 17 Real Honda

Bertrand Baguette

Koudai Tsukakoshi

B

 

1'18.358 1'19.237
5 23 NISMO Nissan

Ronnie Quintarelli

Tsugio Matsuda

M

1'18.725 1'18.409
6 8 ARTA Honda

Nirei Fukuzumi

Tomoki Nojiri

B

1'18.485 1'19.718
7 100 Kunimitsu Honda

Naoki Yamamoto

Tadasuke Makino

B

1'19.405 1'18.663
8 12 Impul Nissan

Daiki Sasaki

Kazuki Hiramine

B

1'18.849 1'19.314
9 39 SARD Toyota

Heikki Kovalainen

Yuichi Nakayama

B

1'19.378 1'18.939
10 24 Kondo Nissan

Jann Mardenborough

Mitsunori Takaboshi

Y

1'18.969 1'20.020
11 3 B-Max Nissan

Katsumasa Chiyo

Kohei Hirate

M

1'19.065 1'19.734
12 64 Nakajima Honda

Hiroki Otsu

Takuya Izawa

D

1'20.213 1'19.073
13 37 TOM'S Toyota

Nick Cassidy

Ryo Hirakawa

B

1'19.108 1'19.296
14 230 Nissan test car - Y 1'22.144 1'19.746
15 16 Mugen Honda

Hideki Mutoh

Ukyo Sasahara

Y

1'20.038 1'19.796
16 19 Bandoh Toyota

Yuji Kunimoto

Ritomo Miyata

Y

1'31.346 no time

Tyre key: B = Bridgestone, D = Dunlop, M = Michelin, Y = Yokohama