2013 SUPER GT Series kicks off

2013 SUPER GT subaru brz gt300 okayama

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.
But it is the first round of 2013. Official testing already took place last month in Okayama and R&D Sport Team set the 3rd best time! It will be a tought season but we surely hope to see the team on podium! Below see the overview video from the testing weekend at Okayama:


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Team overview:


Team nameR & D SPORT
Car's nameSUBARU BRZ R & D SPORT
Race number61
Team ManagerShinji Motojima
Driver (1)Tetsuya Yamano
Driver (2)Kota Sasaki
Technical CoordinatorMinoru Sawada
Chief engineerAdachi Nobuaki
Chief MechanicKatsuyuki Shishido
Base vehicleSUBARU BRZ GT300
Body size(Height) × 1110 mm (overall width) × 1920 mm (length) 4530 mm
Weight of vehicle1150 kg
TransmissionHEWLAND
EngineEJ20
TireYOKOHAMA

If you happen to visit Super GT Rd.1 in Okayama, make sure to meet BRZ team fans from CLUBRZ!
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 info@clubrz.jp . If you`re not yet a member please apply at www.clubrz.jp! See you at Okayama!

Follow Super GT series: http://www.supergt.net
Follow R&D Sport team: http://www.rdsport.net
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