Congratulations to Michael Krumm and the Nismo GT500 team for going above and beyond at today’s qualifying and Super Lap and snatching pole position away from the hungry swam of NSXs. The MOTUL AUTECH #22 GT-R finished first in the super lap with a 1′55.155 ahead of two NSXs in second and third. The 4th grid spot also goes to a GT-R, the WOODONE ADVAN #24 GT-R.

Text: GTRBlog.com
Photo: Takahiro Masuda


The weather was cloudy but hot today and fortunately the rain held out and provided good conditions for everyone. Weight handicapped XANAVI #23 GT-R was not able to turn a competitive time in qualifying and ended up in last spot in the grid. Let’s see if GT-R’s can come back after Fuji in round 3 and take a win in tomorrow’s race! The grid is as follows:

1. MOTUL AUTECH #22 GT-R - 1′55.155
2. ARTA #1 NSX - 1′55.356
3. REAL #17 NSX - 1′55.443
4. WOODONE ADVAN Clarion #24 GT-R - 1′55.513
5. TAKATA #18 NSX - 1′55.613
6. EPSON #32 NSX - 1′56.338
7. Calsonic IMPUL #12 GT-R - 1′56.416
8. ECLIPSE ADVAN #25 SC430 - 1′56.458
9. YellowHat YMS TOMICA #3 GT-R - 1′56.545
10. RAYBRIG #100 NSX - 1′56.754