2013 Super GT series is just around the corner, 6th of april to be precise. First round will take place this weekend at Okayama International Circuit. Legends Max Orido and Nob Taniguchi both driving Toyota 86 at D1 Grand Prix drive different cars in Super GT. So in Super GT we will be cheering for no other than the R&D Sport team with their GT300 Subaru BRZ driven by our friend Tetsuya Yamano and Kota Sasaki.
Last year R&D Sport / STI team debuted with the BRZ GT300 and with a totally new car there were no surprises and the team couldn't score the podium. Three of the races the team did not cross the finish line becauseof technical problems. Best result was 4th place in the 7th round of 2012 Super GT. After all in 2013 season overall ranking the team finished in 13th/14th place.
|Team name||R & D SPORT|
|Car's name||SUBARU BRZ R & D SPORT|
|Team Manager||Shinji Motojima|
|Driver (1)||Tetsuya Yamano|
|Driver (2)||Kota Sasaki|
|Technical Coordinator||Minoru Sawada|
|Chief engineer||Adachi Nobuaki|
|Chief Mechanic||Katsuyuki Shishido|
|Base vehicle||SUBARU BRZ GT300|
|Body size||(Height) × 1110 mm (overall width) × 1920 mm (length) 4530 mm|
|Weight of vehicle||1150 kg|
Clubrz will organize a pit tour at R&D Sport team for 10 lucky members from CLUBRZ with lottery. It is a rare opportunity to see the car in person and meet the drivers. If you want to apply, send your car color / BRZ membership number / email address / phone number / gender / age / name / address / zip code to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you`re not yet a member please apply at www.clubrz.jp! See you at Okayama!