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Double Drivers' Champs Open Account with Pole Position

Okayama, April 6: Reigning double GT500 drivers' champions Ronnie Quintarelli and Masataka Yanagida got their 2013 SUPER GT season off to the best start possible when the pair netted pole position for the season-opening round at Okayama International Circuit.

Having just moved over to the factory-backed MOTUL AUTECH-liveried NISMO entry, the duo will be looking to maximize on their potential from the front over 82 laps of this tight and twisty circuit on which it's difficult to pass.

In GT300, the SUBARU BRZ leapt to pole after only barely making it into the final qualifying session, such was the unpredictability as weather conditions went from high winds to heavy rain. Lined up next to the iconic blue machine is the NDDP-entered NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3, with a pair of Nissan's driver development program members on board.