What is the Japanese famous motor sport? It is SUPER GT. I introduce SUPER GT’s interesting point and why SUPER GT becomes popular in japan.
Super gt is the most popular motor sport in japan. FIA (Federation Internationale del’ Automobile) approved that SUPER GT is an international race. The interesting point in the race is that super gt has 2 classes in one race. Class name is GT500 and GT300.
Those names derived from a horsepower, but year-to-year, as technology advances, the horsepower is no longer makes sense. In the race, GT500 sometimes over takes GT300, and rap downs GT300 makes interesting race. Spins, crashes, overtake make spectators feel exited.
I have watched super gt race in Suzuka circuit, the sound of engine was so loud, and I surprised the sound.
We can see the Super gt race in 6 circuits in japan and a circuit in Thailand.
This is 2018 race calendar.
4/07-08 Round1 OKAYAMA
5/03-04 Round2 FUJI
5/19-20 Round3 SUZUKA
6/30-7/01 Round4 THAILAND
8/04-05 Round5 FUJI
9/15-16 Round6 SUGO
10/20-21 Round7 AUTOPOLIS
11/10-11 Round8 MOTEGI
and, we can see the test in off season and the between of the race to get good result and many data.
I introduce my favorite 3 teams in GT500 and GT300.
This team is the top team in 2017 season. And this team is top point team in 2018 season. This team’s driver Ryo Hirakawa is a red bull athlete who is 1st Japanese race driver.
This team’s driver Jenson Button is a Formula 1 driver in 2017. He is a famous race driver in japan.
This team’s director is Juichi Wakisaka who is called MR.GT. He used to be a top driver in SUPER GT.
Tsutiya engineering is a private team in GT300. Using 86, which is made by Japanese mobility maker TOYOTA. This team is Japanese small factory, which gather the money and fights for win.
This team uses BMW’s machine BMW M6. This machine’s strong point is fastest speed. This speed brings team Win.
This team has two drivers who has join to GT500. This is an advantage for GT300. This team is 2017 season GT300’s champion.
As I introduced in team introduce, the celebrities are participating SUPER GT race.
If you are motor sport fan, you listen his name. He is the most famous race driver all over the world. When you see his driving, you will be his fan.
He is the most famous driver in SUPER GT. He is called MR.GT. His talk makes listener laugh and smile.
He is famous for he derived Formula 1 in the past. He overtook many machines in Suzuka round.
I’ll write next post, why Super GT is famous and popular in Japan. Why spins, crashes, overtake happens and what happening makes race exiting.
Reference and pictures
Super gt: https://supergt.net/pages