Merhi triggers SUPER GT penalty after Fuji infractions

Merhi triggers SUPER GT penalty after Fuji infractions

Merhi picked up a pair of power-via penalties in his third SUPER GT outing of the 12 months at Fuji sharing the Team LeMans Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo2 with traditional teammate Yoshiaki Katayama.

The first came for repeated abuse of tune limits, even after he became once proven the sunless-and-white warning flag, while the 2nd became once earned for failing to slack all the fashion down to the foremost 80km/h in time throughout a fleshy-course yellow duration.

While Merhi served those penalties within the speed itself, limiting he and Katayama to 16th verbalize at the assemble, they’ve furthermore blended to give the Spanish driver five penalty aspects.

#6 Team LeMans Audi R8 LMS

#6 Team LeMans Audi R8 LMS

Characterize by: Masahide Kamio

This automatically triggers the mildest punishment on SUPER GT’s four-stage ‘sharp hazard prevention system’, which is to leave out the 2nd piece of Saturday morning’s reliable note session at Suzuka.

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One more penalty point would consequence in a four-verbalize grid tumble, the identical punishment Mugen Honda driver Toshiki Oyu became once compelled to encourage within the outdated speed, with an eight-verbalize grid tumble following at eight aspects and a one-speed ban at 10 aspects.

Drivers automatically fetch two aspects scrubbed from their legend following two incident-free speed weekends.

Hoppy Supra returns, Drago Corse still absent

The entry checklist for the fifth round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka became once published on Monday, revealing that simplest in actual fact one of the most two absent GT300 groups closing time out at Fuji will more than likely be assist in action.

Tsuchiya Engineering, whose Toyota GR Supra became once damaged in a testing shatter at Suzuka closing month, will return to the grid as scheduled with its traditional drivers Takamitsu Matsui and Seika Nonaka.

#25 HOPPY Schatz GR Supra

#25 HOPPY Schatz GR Supra

Characterize by: Masahide Kamio

However, Drago Corse will more than likely be on the sidelines for a 2nd speed in a row as quiz marks develop over whether or no longer the team can acquire the resources to approach assist to competition following its destroy up from title sponsor Busou.

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In other places on the entry checklist, Kei Cozzolino will more than likely be partnered by Naoki Yokomizo within the Pacific CarGuy Racing Ferrari with traditional co-driver Takeshi Kimura away on European Le Mans Sequence duty at Barcelona.

Tsubasa Kondo returns at BMW Team Studie after sitting out the closing speed at Fuji attributable to COVID-19, while Colour Racing has added a Third driver to its line-up within the acquire of Shinnosuke Yamada, who furthermore races for the team in Tidy Taikyu.