Lexus Racing Report: April 9th Edition

Lexus RC F GT3 Emil Frey

It was the start of two racing seasons this weekend, with two RC F GT3s taking part in the Blancpain GT Series and six Lexus LC teams racing in Round 1 of the Super GT series.

Blancpain Round 1 at Zolder, Belgium

The first round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series was broken up into two races, and both proved challenging for the two Emil Frey Racing RC F GT3s.

In the first race, the #14 Lexus was caught up in the starting turmoil and was carried into the gravel, where it suffered severe damage and had to retire on lap five. The #114 Lexus finished in 14th place.

For the second race, it was more of the same, with the #14 was forced to retire shortly before the race ended. The sister car #114 in 13th position.

The second race of the Blancpain GT Series and the first race of the Endurance Cup will take place in two weeks (20 – 22 April 2018) in Monza, Italy.

Super GT Round One at Okayama

Lexus Super GT Round 1

The KeePer TOM’S LC 500 team of Ryo Hirakawa & Nick Cassidy finished third in the inaugural race of 2018 Super GT season in Okayama -— here are the video highlights:

Four of the top ten teams were Lexus LCs — The WAKO’S 4CR team of Kazuya Oshima & Felix Rosenqvist finished fourth, followed by the ZENT CERUMO LC team of Yuji Tachikawa & Hiroaki Ishiura in eighth.

The next race will be May 4th at Fuji Speedway.