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2011 SUPER GT : Weider HSV-010 team takes its first win of the season

Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Sunday, June 19, 2011 | 6:26 AM

2011 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Round3 SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES MALAYSIA GT500 Winners : Takashi Kogure / Loic Duval - No.1 Weider HSV-010 - Honda HSV-010 GT

SEPANG, Malaysia : June 19, 2011 - The SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES MALAYSIA race, Round 3 of the 2011 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, was held at the Sepang International Circuit (lap = 5.542 km x 46 laps) in Malaysia (on June 19). The GT500 class winner was the pole-starting Weider HSV-010 driven by Takashi Kogure and Loic Duval.


2011 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Round3 SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES MALAYSIA GT300 Winners : Nobuteru Taniguchi / Taku Bamba - No.4 HATSUNEMIKU GOODSMILE BMW - BMW Z4 GT3

To avoid Malaysia's midday tropical heat in, the race start was scheduled for 16:00 (local time) in the late afternoon. Starting from the pole position (1st position on the grid), the Weider HSV-010 driven by Loic Duval gradually opened up a lead of the 2nd-place S Road MOLA GT-R (Ronnie Quintarelli). When Duval began to encounter GT300 class back-markers and lose time in passing them, the S Road MOLA GT-R closed in on his tail at one point. However, with its faster pace when running alone, the Weider HSV-010 (Duval) was able to maintain its lead all the way to the routine pit stop. Then the wheel was turned over to Takashi Kogure.

Next, the S Road MOLA GT-R made its pit stop. After quick pit work the team sent the GT-R back into the race with Masataka Yanagida in the driver's seat. From the pit exit Yanagida got out on the track in front of Kogure. At this point, however, Kogure was obviously running at a faster pace and he managed to take back the lead on the second turn of that lap. After that, Kogure never let anyone get close to him as he built up an impressive 14-second lead by the time he took the checkered to win the race. Despite being last season's GT champions, the Weider HSV-010 had not been able to come through with good results in either of the first two rounds of this season. Round three here at Sepang finally gave them their first win of the season.

This represented the fourth win for the Honda HSV-010GT since its debut last season. For Kogure this is his fifth career GT win, and for Duval it is his fourth.

In the GT300 class, it was also the class pole-starter, the HATSUNEMIKU GOODSMILE BMW (Nobuteru Taniguchi/Taku Bamba), that won its race. It was the team's first win in the fourth year since it began GT competition, and it was also the first win for the new BMW Z4 that has debuted this season. It was also Taku Bamba's second GT win, while it was the ninth career GT win for Nobuteru Taniguchi.

(Spectarors: 36,000)

Winner Comments

GT 500 - Podium

No.1 Weider HSV-010 [GT500]

Takashi Kogure: "The car's performance has been good this season but we just weren't able to get a good result until now. I am relieved that we finally were able to win. Sepang has a slippery track surface and it was hard on the tires too, but I think we were able to run consistently fast. I was surprised when car No. 46 came out of the pit exit in front of me, because I hadn't anticipated it. But, since it was its "out lap" (first lap out of the pit), I decided I had to make my move quickly [before its tires warmed up]. I saw a chance on the second turn and made my move past it then. I was able to build up a gap of 17 seconds over the cars behind me, but the wear on the tires was considerable, so I took it easy at the end."

Loic Duval: "The win this time finally puts us in the series title race. Now the season is just beginning for us, I feel. In fact that my lap times fell at one point was because I came up behind a group of GT300 back-markers that were batting with each other and that created a situation where I didn't have a chance to pass. In contrast, the car behind me was able to pass them right away, so I was like, "OK, I'm waiting for you!" (wry smile.) After that I was able to open up a margin of lead again though. Still, it was a tough race."

GT 300 - Podium

No. 4 HATSUNEMIKU GOODSMILE BMW [GT300]

Nobuteru Taniguchi: "After winning the class pole position yesterday I really wanted to win today. In the race today, things developed ideally just as I had hoped they would, and I was happy when we took the checkered. But, in the second half it was different [as the competitors closed the gap on Bamba] (wry smile). I was so nervous watching Bamba's stint that I think it took a couple years off my life! And I even got a little upset. But I think Bamba did a good job for us out there."

Taku Bamba: "I am so happy. But I am also a little disappointed in my performance. Also, I want to dedicate this victory to the sponsors who have supported us for so long, and to everyone at my meny personal sponsors. The plan was that Taniguchi-san was going to go out and get us a big lead and then I was going to maintain it to the win. But I ended up losing the margin of lead. I lost time while I was being passed by the GT500 cars. Next time I want to show everyone that I can run as planned."

Race result : GT500 Class

Po.
No.
Machine
Drivers
Time/Diff
Lap
1
1
Weider HSV-010

Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG

Takashi Kogure

Loic Duval
1:33'34.849
46
2
46
S Road MOLA GT-R

NISSAN GT-R R35 / VRH34A

Masataka Yanagida

Ronnie Quintarelli
0'14.198
46
3
17
KEIHIN HSV-010

Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG

Toshihiro Kaneishi

Koudai Tsukakoshi
0'32.487
46
4
24
ADVAN KONDO GT-R

NISSAN GT-R R35 / VRH34A

Hironobu Yasuda

Bjorn Wirdheim
1'01.541
46
5
38
ZENT CERUMO SC430

LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG

Yuji Tachikawa

Kohei Hirate
1'03.887
46
6
36
PETRONAS TOM'S SC430

LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG

Andre Lotterer

Kazuki Nakajima
1'06.762
46
7
100
RAYBRIG HSV-010

Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG

Takuya Izawa

Naoki Yamamoto
1'07.242
46
8
6
ENEOS SUSTINA SC430

LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG

Daisuke Ito

Kazuya Oshima
1'15.427
46
9
8
ARTA HSV-010

Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG

Hideki Mutoh

Takashi Kobayashi
1'23.489
46
10
35
D'STATION KeePer SC430

LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG

Juichi Wakisaka

Andre Couto
1'40.692
46
11
19
WedsSport ADVAN SC430

LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG

Tatsuya Kataoka

Seiji Ara
1'45.332
46
12
32
EPSON HSV-010

Honda HSV-010 GT / HR10EG

Ryo Michigami

Yuhki Nakayama
1'46.531
46
13
39
DENSO SARD SC430

LEXUS SC430 / RV8KG

Hiroaki Ishiura

Takuto Iguchi
1'46.982
46
14
23
MOTUL AUTECH GT-R

NISSAN GT-R R35 / VRH34A

Satoshi Motoyama

Benoit Treluyer
1'59.885
46
15
12
CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R

NISSAN GT-R R35 / VRH34A

Tsugio Matsuda

J.P.L.de Oliveira
1Lap
45


Race result : GT300 Class

Po.
No.
Machine
Drivers
Time/Diff
Lap
1
4
HATSUNEMIKU GOODSMILE BMW

BMW Z4 GT3 / P65B44

Nobuteru Taniguchi

Taku Bamba
1:34'10.601
42
2
11
JIMGAINER DIXCEL DUNLOP 458

Ferrari 458 GTC / F142GT2

Tetsuya Tanaka

Katsuyuki Hiranaka
0'00.776
42
3
27
PACIFIC NAC IKAMUSUME Ferrari

Ferrari F430 / F136GT

Yutaka Yamagishi

Hideki Yamauchi
0'46.432
42
4
88
JLOC Lamborghini RG-3

Gallardo RG-3 / 07L1

Hiroyuki Iiri

Yuhi Sekiguchi
0'51.312
42
5
43
ARTA Garaiya

ARTA Garaiya / VQ35DE

Shinichi Takagi

Kosuke Matsuura
0'57.763
42
6
74
COROLLA Axio apr GT

TOYOTA COROLLA Axio / 2GR-FSE

Morio Nitta

Yuji Kunimoto
0'57.951
42
7
87
RIRE Lamborghini RG-3

Gallardo RG-3 / 07L1

Atsushi Yogo

Manabu Orido
1'16.093
42
8
62
R&D SPORT LEGACY B4

SUBARU LEGACY B4 / EJ20

Tetsuya Yamano

Kota Sasaki
1'25.868
42
9
33
HANKOOK PORSCHE

PORSCHE 911GT3 R MY2010 / M97/79

Masami Kageyama

Tomonobu Fujii
1'33.709
42
10
2
EVANGELION RT TEST-01 IM·JIHAN Shiden

Shiden MC/RT-16 / 1UZ-FE

Kazuho Takahashi

Hiroki Katoh
1'34.158
42
11
31
HASEPRO MA IWASAKI apr COROLLA

TOYOTA COROLLA Axio / 2GR-FSE

Koki Saga

Yuki Iwasaki
1Lap
41
12
5
Mach GoGoGo Syaken RD320R

VEMAC 320R / M97/77

Tetsuji Tamanaka

Haruki Kurosawa
1Lap
41
13
26
Verity TAISAN Porsche

PORSCHE 911GT3 RS / M96/77

Hidedshi Matsuda

Kyosuke Mineo
1Lap
41
14
86
JLOC Lamborghini RG-3

Gallardo RG-3 / 07L1

Yuya Sakamoto

Takayuki Aoki
1Lap
41
15
69
ThunderAsia MT900M

Mosler MT900M / XV

Melvin Choo

Hiroki Yoshida
1Lap
41
16
22
R'Qs Vemac 350R

VEMAC 350R / ZK348

Hisashi Wada

Masaki Jyonai
6Laps
36


Drivers Ranking : GT500 Class

Po. No. Team
R1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total
1
23
Satoshi Motoyama

Benoit Treluyer
6

20



















26
2
17
Toshihiro Kaneishi

Koudai Tsukakoshi
11

3

11
















25
3
1
Takashi Kogure

Loic Duval
4




20
















24
4
46
Masataka Yanagida

Ronnie Quintarelli
5

1

15
















21
5
36
Andre Lotterer

Kazuki Nakajima
8

8

5
















21
6
12
Tsugio Matsuda

Joao Paulo Lima de Oliveira
20






















20
7
100
Takuya Izawa

Naoki Yamamoto
15




4
















19
8
6
Daisuke Ito

Kazuya Oshima



15

3
















18
9
38
Yuji Tachikawa

Kohei Hirate
3

6

6
















15
10
24
Hironobu Yasuda

Bjorn Wirdheim
2

4

8
















14
11
19
Tatsuya Kataoka

Seiji Ara



11



















11
12
39
Hiroaki Ishiura

Takuto Iguchi



5



















5
13
8
Hideki Mutoh

Takashi Kobayashi



2

2
















4
14
32
Ryo Michigami

Yuhki Nakayama
1






















1
15
35
Juichi Wakisaka

Andre Couto






1
















1


Drivers Ranking : GT300 Class


Po. No. Team
R1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total
1
11
Tetsuya Tanaka

Katsuyuki Hiranaka
15

15

15
















45
2
4
Nobuteru Taniguchi

Taku Bamba
8

6

20
















34
3
33
Masami Kageyama

Tomonobu Fujii



20

2
















22
4
66
Hiroki Yoshimoto

Kazuki Hoshino
20






















20
5
27
Yutaka Yamagishi

Hideki Yamauchi
6




11
















17
6
87
Atsushi Yogo

Manabu Orido
11




4
















15
7
74
Morio Nitta

Yuji Kunimoto
5

4

5
















14
8
25
Akihiro Tsuzuki

Takeshi Tsuchiya



11



















11
9
88
Hiroyuki Iiri

Yuhi Sekiguchi



3

8
















11
10
43
Shinichi Takagi

Kosuke Matsuura



5

6
















11
11
31
Koki Saga

Yuki Iwasaki



8



















8
12
62
Tetsuya Yamano

Kota Sasaki
3




3
















6
13
2
Kazuho Takahashi

Hiroki Katoh
4




1
















5
14
41
Shinichi Yamaji

Hiroshi Koizumi
2

2

-
















4
15
86
Yuya Sakamoto

Takayuki Aoki
1






















1
16
34
Hiroshi Takamori

Michael Kim



1

-
















1


Team Ranking : GT500 Class

Po.
No.
Team
R1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total
1
23
NISMO
9

23

3
















35
2
17
KEIHIN REAL RACING
14

5

14
















33
3
1
Weider Honda Racing
7

1

23
















31
4
36
LEXUS TEAM PETRONAS TOM'S
11

11

8
















30
5
46
MOLA
8

3

18
















29
6
100
TEAM KUNIMITSU
18

2

7
















27
7
6
LEXUS TEAM LeMans ENEOS
3

18

6
















27
8
12
TEAM IMPUL
23

1

2
















26
9
38
LEXUS TEAM ZENT CERUMO
6

9

9
















24
10
24
KONDO RACING
5

6

11
















22
11
19
LEXUS TEAM WedsSport BANDOH
1

14

3
















18
12
39
LEXUS TEAM SARD
2

8

3
















13
13
8
AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI
3

4

5
















12
14
32
NAKAJIMA RACING
4

1

3
















8
15
35
LEXUS TEAM KRAFT
2

2

4
















8


Team Ranking : GT300 Class

Po. No. Team R1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total
1
11
JIMGAINER
18

18

18
















54
2
4
GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO
11

9

23
















43
3
33
HANKOOK KTR
3

23

5
















31
4
27
LMP MOTORSPORT
9

3

14
















26
5
66
A speed
23






















23
6
74
apr
8

7

8
















23
7
87
JLOC
14

1

7
















22
8
43
AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI
1

8

9
















18
9
31
apr
3

11

3
















17
10
88
JLOC



6

11
















17
11
25
SAMURAI Team TSUCHIYA



14



















14
12
62
R&D SPORT
6

1

6
















13
13
2
Cars Tokai Dream28
7




4
















11
14
41
Team TAISAN CINECITTA
5

5

-
















10
15
86
JLOC
4




3
















7
16
26
Team TAISAN CINECITTA
3

1

3
















7
17
34
HANKOOK KTR
1

4

-
















5
18
22
R'Qs MOTORSPORTS
3

1

1
















5
19
69
ThunderAsia Racing
1

1

3
















5
20
14
Team SG CHANGI
3

1



















4
21
5
TEAM MACH
1

-

3
















4
22
360
TOMEI SPORTS
1

1

-
















2



Images : 2011 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Round3 SUPER GT INTERNATIONAL SERIES MALAYSIA






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