Super GT 2008: XANAVI NISMO GT-R starts season with two consecutive wins

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The second round of the SuperGT Championship wrapped up over the weekend, and for the first time in ten years, one team sat atop the podium for two consecutive wins. The XANAVI NISMO GT-R, piloted by Benoit Treluyer and Satoshi Motoyama, took the GT500 class win in Okayama, despite being saddled with a 100 kg weight penalty after winning the first race of the season. The last time a team was able to land first place two races in a row was in 1998 when the another Skyline GT-R won the first and third race of the season (the 2nd race was cancelled due to poor weather).

In the GT300 race, the No. 43 team running the ARTA Garaiya took its first win with a new chassis design, followed by the Yunker Power Taisan Porsche and in a surprise 3rd place finish, the No. 77 Cusco Dunlop Subaru Impreza made its first appearance on the podium after struggling with reliability issues after utilizing a new all-wheel-drive system.

The top three race results in both the GT500 and GT300 classes are posted after the jump and we've assembled a gallery for your perusal below.

Complete race results are available here.

OKAYAMA International Circuit | 3.703km x 82Laps = 303.646km
Weather: Cloudy / Wet | Course: Dry
Po.No.Machine Driver LAPS Time

[GT500 CLASS]--------------------------------------------------------
1 23 XANAVI NISMO GT-R S.Motoyama/B.Treluyer 82 2:01'56.605
2 12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R T.Matsuda/S.Philippe 82 2:01'59.111
3 1 ARTA NSX R.Firman/T.Izawa 82 2:02'27.525

[GT300 CLASS]--------------------------------------------------------
1 43 ARTA Garaiya M.Nitta/S.Takagi 76 2:02'32.682
2 26 YUNKER POWER TAISAN PORSCHE N.Taniguchi/S.Yamaji 76 2:02'38.872
3 77 CUSCO DUNLOP SUBARU IMPREZA T.Yamano/K.Sasaki 76 2:02'48.844

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