Paving the way of the future – it was a race of the racing hybrids in Sepang last Sunday. Taking home a one-two finish for the GT300 class were Honda CR-Z GT hybrids from two hot teams – AUTOBACS Racing Team Aguri & Mugen. As the flag goes off and the grid starts dispersing, the race became a fierce battle between the two CR-Zs.
Despite taking pole position during qualifying, ARTA’s CR-Z GT driven by Shinichi Takagi only managed a small lead for the first 5 laps of the race. It was absolutely tight, with its close competitor right up its tail. Only until the 7th lap – where they managed to pull a 2-second lead over Mugen’s CR-Z GT and kept the lead all the way to the finish.