It was a busy weekend for Lexus Racing, let’s break down the action both in Japan & the USA.
Super GT Round One
It was the best possible result for the new Lexus LC GT500 race car, as the six teams finished in the top six positions in Super GT Round One — here’s a video recap:
The KeePer TOM’S LC 500 team of Ryo Hirakawa & Nick Cassidy finished first, followed by the WAKO’S 4CR LC 500 team of Kazuya Oshima & Andrea Caldarelli in second and the DENSO KOBELCO SARD LC 500 team of Heikki Kovalainen & Kohei Hirate in third.
Super GT Round 2 is scheduled for May 4-5 at the Fuji Speedway.
IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship
The 3GT Racing’s #14 Lexus RC F GT3 finished sixth in the GTD class (18th overall) at the Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday.
Drivers Scott Pruett and Sage Karam managed to climb 14 positions throughout the two hour race after starting 32nd overall — the team missed Friday’s GTD qualifying session due to damage sustained in the first practice.
The 3GT Racing #15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 11th in class (24th overall) after driver Robert Alon was involved in an accident on the final circuit of the race.