SUPER GT: Nobuteru Taniguchi dominated out of Sugo race

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Taniguchi was resulting from share Goodsmile’s Mercedes AMG-GT3 Evo with common companion Tetsuya Kataoka within the sixth spherical of the season, the pair qualifying 14th within the GT300 class on Saturday.

Nonetheless the 51-year-old needed to be taken to hospital in Sendai on Saturday night resulting from worsening abdomen ache, later recognized as appendicitis.

Goodsmile didn’t have a reserve driver registered, that means that the workforce might be unable to finish the race with out being excluded as SUPER GT guidelines dictate that nobody driver can full greater than two-thirds distance.

As such, Goodsmile has mentioned it’s going to take part within the first two thirds of the race with Kataoka on the wheel earlier than retiring.

Taniguchi is hoping to be match to compete within the subsequent SUPER GT race at Autopolis on October 2.

The information follows Goodsmile’s victory final day trip at Suzuka, and comes as a extreme blow to the Mercedes squad’s hopes of a primary GT300 title since 2017.

Taniguchi and Kataoka sit fifth within the present standings, 14 factors behind Kondo Racing Nissan pair Kiyoto Fujinami and Joao Paulo de Oliveira.

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