Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Super GT Update 2

That's right here is another update for the 2011 Super GT racing season set to get started in only a few short months time. More teams have been announced new paint schemes have been announced drivers have been finalized and teams have been out testing some more as well.  Contracts have been signed and fans are gearing up for another exciting race season for Super GT.  Even Jon Sibal is working on something for GT300 (I'm betting it's a render of the Honda CR-Z GT300 car myself) and I'm just out there using my google-fu to find more and more information. 

As-web is definitely one of the go to places for some of the more up-to-date information on all forms of racing and I've been reading their news releases daily and have found lots of interesting things.  The only problem is that my google-fu isn't all that good enough to translate some of their article so I have to take an educated guess as to what some of it is actually saying.  I wish SuperGT.net would get more stuff out but those are the breaks I guess.  A few teams have gotten their blogs and web pages up and running most are just lacking in content at the moment though.  I'll have to go and make a list of them soon enough but I want to wait until everything has been finalized.  Even the wiki page is taking a while to be updated but it does have some information on it finally besides the schedule.

So lets start off with some interesting team movements.  These are the teams that have been qualified for a guaranteed spot at each race of the season.

Super GT GT500
01 ウイダー ホンダ レーシング (Weider Honda Racing)
36 LEXUS TEAM PETRONAS TOM'S
17 KEIHIN REAL RACING
06 LEXUS TEAM LeMans ENEOS
12 TEAM IMPUL
35 LEXUS TEAM KRAFT
100 TEAM KUNIMITSU
23 NISMO
38 LEXUS TEAM ZENT CERUMO
24 KONDO RACING
08 AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI
39 LEXUS TEAM SARD

Super GT GT300
03 HASEMI MOTOR SPORT --
43 AUTOBACS RACING TEAM AGURI -- Racing in the ARTA Garaiya again but for the last time
74 apr
02 Cars Tokai Dream28
11 JIMGAINER -- Is running two cars one F430 and one F458
86 JLOC -- wonder if it's all three of the cars again?
31 apr
05 TEAM MACH -- was going to race a F458 but in the Vemac again.

Now here are the new wild cards, the teams that will be making appearances here and there depending on their schedules and what have you.

Super GT GT500
19  WedsSport --moved up from GT300
46  Mola -- moved up from GT300

Super GT GT300
Runup Sports -- Running a Corvette this year
LMP Motorsports -- Running an Itasha Ferrari F430 maybe a F458?
That's the new stuff that has come out since the last update.  I'll do one more update probably as a final pre-season guide and preview for what I think will transpire during the season.  Until than I also have some links to the GT500 testing that took place a short time ago. By the way the first race starts in 31 days from today March 1, 2011.

Winter Testing by Jon Sibal
Winter Testing from Race Revo and Race Revo

Here's a video of the Honda HSV-010 testing

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