DTM x Super GT Dream Race!
Highlights and round ups from both races of the DTM x Super GT Dream race at Fuji speedway.
The time has come for the DTM x Super GT dream race, the last time we saw DTM and Super Gt come together was at the DTM final at Hockenheim and needless to say it wasn't very good so the pressure was on Fuji speedway and the dream race to deliver the close combat racing we want to see between the two series.
Race 1 saw the GT500 cars start off strong occupying the top spots in qualifying with championship runner up Nick Cassidy on pole. the race start was clean and saw Nick launch off into the distance while behind there was a battle between DTM and GT500s for the final podium spots, including some daring overtake into the infamous coca cola corner. The race went the way off Nick as he crossed the line in first place making it 1 - 0 to Super GT. the final podium spots also went the way of Super GT.
Race 2 started off more in the favour of DTM as most of its top cars took the top spots in qualifying with the current DTM champion taking pole position. The race start was close and including a little bit of aggression which set the tone of the race. There was intense fighting between the DTM and Super GT cars which soon caused accidents bringing out the safety twice. The end of the race was faced with utter carnage with drivers looking like they wanted to play bumper cars instead, this carnage put most of Super GT's top dogs out of the running. But in the end it was the Dragon Modulo Honda of Super GT and ex F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan that took the win. BMW and AUDI rounded of the podium. 2 - 0 to Super GT at the end of it.
At the start I my doubts after the disaster of Hockenheim but I was proven wrong, the Dream race was a success and showed that both categories can race together and closely too. I look forward to seeing more of these joint races in the future especially considering the 2020 Super GT cars comply fully to the class one regulations. The only problem now is that we have a long wait now until the new Season of both DTM and Super GT start again...