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Momentum has shifted to Honda and their NSX successor, the HSV-10. In only its first year of competition, Honda has managed to score three 1st place finishes in 6 races for 2010. The 3rd came at Suzuka as TEAM ARTA finally scored their first win of the season.

The ARTA HSV-10 was out on a mission in Round 6 in the GT500 class. It started the race from the pole position strongly, building a 5 second lead early on in the race. It had a small brush in when it ran into a crowd of GT300 cars, which caused slight damage to the left rear of the car. This didnt slow the ARTA HSV-10 at first, but it caused a massive delay in its first pit stop while the crew worked swiftly to remove the damaged parts. By the time the HSV-10 when back to the track it had been passed by its second place rival. Once all the cars completed their pit stops, the ARTA HSV-10 fell to 4th place.

But it appeared that fate was not to be denied, as a dramatic pit stop by the leading Epson HSV-10, whose rear tire came off while leaving the pits costing it precious seconds, allowed the ARTA HSV-10 to regain the lead, which it held onto for the rest of the race. This was the first win of the season for the ARTA TEAM. Now the race for the championship is really heating up, with the 1st Place Eneos Lexus SC430 and the Weider HSV-10 only separated by a point with 2 races to go. This is proving to be one of the most exiting seasons in Super GT history.

In the GT300 class, the R&D Sport Legacy GT started the race 11 positions back, but steadily rose throughout the entire event and finally took first place and the win with only a few laps to go. TEAM ARTA scored a second place finish with the Garaiya, while the popular Corolla AXIO APR GT finished 3rd.

While the Legacy GT scored its first win of the season, the second place finish for the ARTA Garaiya gives it a 5 point lead over Team RE Amemiya and the RX7, which failed to place in the podium, with only 2 races left. Overall, both GT300 and GT500 ARTA machines had a strong showing at Suzuka. Next stop, Round 7 @ Fuji Speedway.

Action below:

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In what could go down as the most dramatic final lap in the Super GT series, the KEIHIN HSV-010 scores its first win for 2010 in the GT500 class and the second win in 5 races for Honda and the would be successor to the NSX.  In GT300 action, the Apple K One-Shiden ended the race the exact same way they started it. In First.

See all the highlights of all the crazy action below.

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Nissan scores another win with the GT-R, as team Calsonic Impul and MOTUL AUTECH GT-Rs take the top 2 spots in the GT500 class. In GT300 action, fan favorite Team RE Amemiya and the immortal RX7 score their second win of the season. Action below.

Toyota teams dominate Round 3 of the 2010 Super GT series as they take the top 4 spots in the GT500, with the MJ Kraft SC430 taken the win. In the GT300 class, the Corolla Axio APR GT take first place, in what was one of the most dominant weekends for any of the big 3 manufacturers. See all the action below.

The Weider HSV-10 entered the race on top of the pole and never relinquished their lead the entire race. It was a dominant performance by the Honda powered machine, which sent a clear message to the SC430s and the GT-Rs of the GT500 class that the soul of the NSX is alive and it means business in 2010. In the GT300 class, the Mola Z executed a perfect game plan to get their first win of the season, while the Team Amemiya had to endure steering problems with the Round 1 winning RX7. It was an exciting race, but don’t take my word for it. Check out the highlights below.

A new season and round 1 of the 2010 Super GT series begins just like it did last year, with a GT-R taking the win in the GT500 Class. The highly anticipated Honda HSV10 placed 3rd. GT300 saw once again Team Amemiya scoring a win with their potent RX7 driven by D1GP favorite Nobuteru Tanaguchi. See the video review with orignal JDM commmentators and all. Enjoy.