SUPER GT: Nissan fastest as 2024 GT500 cars continue testing
A total of 10 cars participated in the two-day test at Motegi, including seven current cars and one development car each from Nissan, Toyota, and Honda. The test session allowed both the 2024 cars and the current-generation cars to share the track for the first time. Unlike last year, all four tire manufacturers, Bridgestone, Michelin, Yokohama, and Dunlop, shared the track together. Despite heavy rain on Monday, the NISMO-run NDDP Racing Nissan Z driven by Katsumasa Chiyo and Mitsunori Takaboshi set the fastest time in both morning and afternoon sessions. Meanwhile, the TOM’S Toyota duo of Sho Tsuboi and Ritomo Miyata ensured all three manufacturers were represented in the top three. The fastest of the 2024 test cars was the Nissan driven by Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda. The Honda Civic Type R-GT, driven by Naoki Yamamoto, Tadasuke Makino, and Tomoki Nojiri, ended up ninth-fastest. Testing will continue on Wednesday, although bad weather is expected to prevent the improvement of Tuesday’s times.