Nick Cassidy and TOM’s Toyota co-driver Ryo Hirakawa have concluded the final day of the official Super GT pre-season test second on the timing sheets as Honda seal a clean sweep at Fuji Speedway.
Wet conditions punctuated the early stages of the day with Cassidy and Hirakawa nestled in the mid-pack before track conditions improved for the afternoon session.
Once again, the fastest lap was to be set in the final 60 seconds when the ARTA NSX-GT of Tomoki Norjiri pipped the TOM’s Supra by 0.133s to head the overall timesheets.
Having completed 126 laps yesterday, Cassidy and Hirakawa had yet another successful day though the kiwi would only partake in the afternoon session as his Japanese teammate continued to rack up laps in preparation for next month’s season-opener.
Day one pacesetter’s Tadasuke Makino and Naoki Yamamoto would end up third in the #100 Honda, one-tenth ahead of defending champion Kazuya Oshima who would conclude the day fourth in the Ceruma Supra.
After Saturday’s woes, the Nissan quartet enjoyed a trouble-free second day, however, Tsugio Matsuda would be the highest placed GTR down in ninth as the NISMO outfit struggled to match the pace of their Toyota and Honda rivals.
Factory Subaru pilot Hideki Yamauchi would end the day fastest in the GT300 class, setting the fastest class lap time for the weekend.
Australian racer Jake Parsons had a more turbulent second day. Having topped Saturday’s test, Parson would end the session in 15th behind the wheel of his Honda NSX GT3.
Earlier in the month, Super GT announced a heavily revised 2020 season calendar with Fuji Speedway to stage four rounds while Suzuka and Twin Ring Motegi will share two races each.
The season-opening round around Fuji is slated for July 18-19.