Nihon Tour Classic
|Date||27th August - 29th October 2017|
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The Nihon Tour Classic is the twenty-second season of official Realish Racing competition. The season will run from August to October 2017, and is a follow-up to the original Nihon Tour run on Forza Motorsport 4 in the spring of 2013.
The eight rounds will each feature six sessions:
Practice 1 - running throughout the week of the race beginning on the Monday evening.
Practice 2 - 45 minutes, beginning at 19:00 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 19:00 GMT (Round 8).
SuperPole Qualifying - 10 minutes, all cars on track, beginning at 19:45 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 19:45 GMT (Round 8).
Warmup - 5 minutes, all cars on track, beginning at 19:55 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 19:55 GMT (Round 8).
Race 1 - About 20 minutes in length with a standing start, beginning at approximately 20:00 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 20:00 GMT (Round 8).
Race 2 - About 40 minutes in length with a standing start, with top 10 finishers from Race 1 reversed, beginning at approximately 20:30 BST (Rounds 1-7) or 20:30 GMT (Round 8).
All drivers will compete in the Toyota Celica ST162 GTO developed in the USA by the Dan Gurney's All American Racers team for the 1987 IMSA GT Championship. Click here to find out more about the history of the car.
|Engine||/ Toyota Celica ST162 GTO|
|Engine||Toyota 4T-GTE Straight-4 Turbo, 2090cc|
Blue - Newcomer driver
Calendar & Results
|Round||Race||Venue||Circuit||Conditions||Race Length||Pole Position||Winning Driver||Winning Team||Fastest Lap||Date|
|1|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Ōita
Aso, Ōita Prefecture, Japan
|Full||12 Laps||Kyran Parkin||Kyran Parkin||Unified Petroleum Autosports||Kyran Parkin|| Sunday 27th|
|2||23 Laps||Reverse Grid||Kyran Parkin||Unified Petroleum Autosports||Kyran Parkin|
|2|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Ibaraki
|3|| Tsukuba Circuit
Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
|Full||24 Laps||Kyran Parkin||Kyran Parkin||Unified Petroleum Autosports||Kyran Parkin|| Sunday 3rd|
|4||48 Laps||Reverse Grid||April Carlsvard||Unified Petroleum Autosports||April Carlsvard|
|3|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Tochigi
|5|| Twin Ring Motegi
Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
|Full||11 Laps||Kyran Parkin||Mike Bell||Eiffel Power Motorsports||Kyran Parkin|| Sunday 17th|
|6||22 Laps||Reverse Grid||Mike Bell||Eiffel Power Motorsports||Mike Bell|
|4|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Okayama
|7|| Okayama International Circuit
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
|Grand Prix||14 Laps||Kyran Parkin||Kyran Parkin||Unified Petroleum Autosports||Kyran Parkin|| Sunday 24th|
|8||28 Laps||Reverse Grid||Kyran Parkin||Unified Petroleum Autosports||Kyran Parkin|
|5|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Miyagi
|9|| Sportsland SUGO
Murata, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
|14 Laps||Mark Singleton||Mike Bell||Eiffel Power Motorsports||Mike Bell|| Sunday 8th|
|10||28 Laps||Reverse Grid||Mike Bell||Eiffel Power Motorsports||Kyran Parkin|
|6|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Mie
|11|| Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan
|East||25 Laps||Mike Bell||Kyran Parkin||Unified Petroleum Autosports||Kyran Parkin|| Sunday 15th|
|12||50 Laps||Reverse Grid||Neil Heatlie||Sgioba Alba||Mike Bell|
|7|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of California
|13|| Laguna Seca
Monterey, California, United States
|Full||n Laps||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|| Sunday 22nd|
|14||n Laps||Reverse Grid||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|8|| Nihon Tour Classic
Race of Shizuoka
|15|| Fuji Speedway
Oyama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
|Grand Prix||n Laps||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|| Sunday 29th|
|16||n Laps||Reverse Grid||TBC||TBC||TBC|
The top twelve finishers in each race will score points. The sprint race will use the standard points distribution and the feature race will award double the points of the sprint race.
All drivers are eligible to score points in the Drivers Championship. The Drivers Champion will be the driver with the most points at the end of the season. If points totals are tied between 2 or more drivers, race result countback will determine the champion, followed by fastest total combined race time. To be classified, drivers need to complete 75% of the race distance. The newcomer driver finishing highest in the Drivers Championship will win the Newcomers Trophy.
The team with the highest combined points total from all of their drivers will win the Teams Championship.