April 1 may also be known as April Fools, but GSR always tells it straight, we of course made a very real and serious announcement…
But all jokes aside, seriously, honestly and truly, GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO will be entering the Total 24 Hours of Spa Endurance Race! We hope to be the first private entry team from Japan to win the race!
There’s a press release on the official site as well, so please check it out!
This year marks the Hatsune Miku GT Project’s 10th season racing. And as a project befitting of this anniversary year, we’ll be entering the 24 Hours of Spa. The team line-up will be more or less the same as the Super GT!
In addition to our double ace drivers Taniguchi and Kataoka,
Kamui Kobayashi will be joining!
Up until now we’ve come pretty close, but up until now Kobayashi has never raced in an event for GSR. But this time around he’ll be the third make at the wheel in this 24 hour race!
The car will be a Mercedes-AMG GT3, but we won’t be taking the same car we use in the Super GT. We’ll either borrow one, or buy another (lol), but whatever we do we’ll be acquiring one locally. Our maintenance team will be from a non-Japanese factory instead of the usual RS Fine. Though it’s not yet decided, we’ll be making the official announcement soon. In addition, the tires will be Pirelli by race requirement, so we’ll have Pirelli tires instead of Yokohama.
And I’m sure you all what to know what the car will look like, but our special design just for Spa is currently in the works! Of course it will be a Spa-themed Racing Miku design! We’ll be announcing this too just as soon as we can so please stay tuned.
Look forward to seeing the Miku AMG leaving all the other cars in the dust!
■ Race: Total 24 Hours of Spa
■ Dates: July 27-30, 2017
Qualifying: 27th – 28th
Finals: 29th – 30th
■ Location: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
（Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps）
Team Name: GOODSMILE RACING ＆ TeamUKYO
Team Owner: Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company CEO)
Team Manager: Ukyo Katayama (TeamUKYO Chairman)
Drivers: Nobuteru Taniguchi, Tatsuya Kataoka, Kamui Kobayashi (Good Smile Company sponsored driver)
＜Racing Car Data＞
Car Name: GOODSMILE HATSUNEMIKU AMG
Model/Make: Mercedes-AMG GT3