Lexus Announces 2017 Motorsports Schedule

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Lexus has announced its motorsports activities for 2017, and it’s a full docket with races all around the world.

24 Hours of Nürburgring Endurance Race

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Lexus will enter an RC 200t in the world-famous 24 Hours of Nürburgring race for the third consecutive year. This marks eleven years of participation for Lexus in Germany’s signature endurance race.

Drivers will include Takuto Iguchi, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and an
employee driver yet to be announced.

IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship

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The 3GT Racing team will run two Lexus RC F GT3s in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship series — Scott Pruett & Sage Karam will pilot the No.14 car, and Jack Hawksworth & Robert Alon will drive the No.15 car.

Super GT

Lexus will debut the new LC GT 500 race car with six teams in this year’s Super GT Series — here’s a breakdown of the teams:

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Team Car Drivers
Lexus Team Sard Denso Kobelco Sard LC500 Heikki Kovalainen & Kohei Hirate
Lexus Team LeMans Wako’s Wako’s 4CR LC500 Kazuya Oshima & Andrea Caldarelli
Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh WedsSport ADVAN LC500 Yuhi Sekiguchi & Yuji Kunimoto
Lexus Team au Tom’s au Tom’s LC500 Kazuki Nakajima & James Rossiter
Lexus Team KeePer Tom’s KeePer Tom’s LC500 Ryo Hirakawa & Nick Cassidy
Lexus Team Zent Cerumo Zent Cerumo LC500 Yuji Tachikawa & Hiroaki Ishiura

There will also be two RC F GT3s in the Super GT300 class:

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Team Car Drivers
LM corsa JMS P.MU LM corsa Yuichi Nakayama & Sho Tsuboi
LM corsa SYNTIUM LM corsa Akira Iida & Hiroki Yoshimoto