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41 Car Entry List For SUPER GT Fuji 100 Lap Race

After a two-month layover, the Autobacs SUPER GT Series is set to return in two weeks’ time as the series makes its second trip of the year to Fuji Speedway on August 6-7. The Fuji GT 100 Lap Race is the second 450 kilometer “semi-endurance” event of the season, the first taking place during the Golden Week holiday on 4 May.

41 cars are on the entry list for this fourth round of the 2022 season, headlined by the 15 GT500 class cars. Toyota, Honda, and Nissan have each won one of the first three races this season, and these next three races – the “mid-summer triple” – will reveal to us which teams will compete for the championship at season’s end.

After their win in the Suzuka 300km back in May, the #3 CraftSports Motul Nissan Z of Katsumasa Chiyo and Mitsunori Takaboshi enters the Fuji 100 Lap Race tied at the top of the table with the Okayama winners, the #14 Eneos X Prime Toyota GR Supra of Kazuya Oshima and Kenta Yamashita. Both have 26 points after three races, and thus will carry an effective 52 kilograms of Success Ballast – applied as 35 kilos of physical weight, and for the first time this season, the Stage 1 fuel flow restrictor which limits their maximum fuel flow from the standard 95 kg/hour to 92.6 kg/h.

The #8 ARTA Honda NSX-GT (Tomoki Nojiri/Nirei Fukuzumi) won the Fuji 450km in May, but one that was shortened to just 62 out of a scheduled 100 laps due to multiple red flags and severe accidents – and as such, only paid out half points. They’re carrying 30kg of Success Ballast into the weekend without an extra fuel flow restrictor. It’ll be an opportunity for ARTA to pull off the rare season sweep at Fuji, which hasn’t happened in the premier class since 2005.

Of note, the #16 Red Bull Motul Mugen NSX-GT (Ukyo Sasahara/Toshiki Oyu) will carry a four-place grid penalty into the weekend, after Oyu exceeded six penalty points under the SUPER GT Driving Moral Hazard System following his accident with the #244 Hachi-Ichi GR Supra GT300 at Suzuka. Oyu will also have to sit out the final hour of practice that morning.

In GT300, there are just 26 cars entered, and two prominent teams will be missing from the grid at Fuji.

Fans of Tsuchiya Engineering will know that their #25 Hoppy Schatz Toyota GR Supra was involved in a testing accident at Suzuka Circuit on 21 July. Driver Seita Nonaka was not injured after a high-speed crash at the notorious 130R corner, but due to the damage sustained and financial complications, the 2016 GT300 champion squad will miss this upcoming race at Fuji.

Also missing the race are Busou Drago Corse. Their #34 Busou raffinée Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 driven by Masataka Yanagida and Yuji Ide finished second at the Fuji 450km, so their absence is a big surprise.

Returning to the grid in their place are privateers R’Qs Motor Sports, with a new Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Hisashi Wada and Masaki Jyonai.

For the 100 lap race, several GT300 teams have drafted in third drivers. Tsubasa Kondo will accompany Seiji Ara and Augusto Farfus in the #7 study BMW M4 GT3, and deservedly so, after Ara and Kondo won the Suzuka 300km together. Shintaro Kawabata will join Takeshi Kimura and Kei Cozzolino in the #9 Pacific Hololive NAC Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, a tandem that has shined in GT World Challenge Asia this month. Yusuke Shiotsu, who accompanied Ryuichiro Tomita and Riki Okusa when their #10 TanaX Gainer GT-R won the shortened Fuji 450km, is back and hoping to see some seat time during the race this time out.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Driver Challenge (TGR-DC) members Hibiki Taira and Kazuto Kotaka will accompany April, with Taira driving the #30 Toyota GR86 GT300, and Kotaka, the Super Formula Lights championship leader, driving the hybrid-powered #31 Toyota GR Sport Prius PHV.

Also making his series debut is 41-year-old Masaya Kono, an alumni of the Nissan Driver Development Program (NDDP) original class of 2006, with NILZZ Racing in the #48 Shokumou K’s Frontier GT-R. Kono passed his rookie certification test in March at Okayama.

Balance of Performance (BoP) updates since the first Fuji round see the #61 Subaru BRZ R&D Sport (Takuto Iguchi/Hideki Yamauchi) gain 25 kg of weight, while the Audi R8 LMS GT3 gains 10kg and the BMW M4 GT3 gains 5kg. The Toyota Prius will shed 10kg and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will lose 5kg. The BMW and the Nissan GT-R GT3 will also have their boost pressure reduced slightly near the top of the powerband.

All teams will be obliged to carry out two mandatory refueling stops during the race, and will be allowed at least seven sets of dry tires and eight sets of wet tires for the weekend.

Class No. Vehicle/Registered Name drivers entrant tyres
GT500 3 Nissan Z GT500
Craftsports Motul Z
Katsumasa Chiyo
Mitsunori Takaboshi
NDDP Racing Michelin
GT500 8th Honda NSX GT
Tomoki Nojiri
Nirei Fukuzumi
ARTA Bridgestone
GT500 12 Nissan Z GT500
Calsonic Impulse Z
Kazuki Hiramine
Bertrand Baguette
team momentum Bridgestone
GT500 14 Toyota GR Supra GT500
Eneos X Prime GR Supra
Kazuya Oshima
Kenta Yamashita
TGR Team Eneos ROOKIE Bridgestone
GT500 16 Honda NSX GT
Red Bull Motul Mugen NSX GT
Ukyo Sasahara
Toshiki Oyu
Team Red Bull Mugen Dunlop
GT500 17 Honda NSX GT
Astemo NSX GT
Koudai Tsukakoshi
Nobuharu Matsushita
Astemo Real Racing Bridgestone
GT500 19 Toyota GR Supra GT500
WedsSport Advan GR Supra
Yuji Kunimoto
Sena Sakaguchi
TGR Team WedsSport Bandoh Yokohama
GT500 23 Nissan Z GT500
Motul Autech Z
Tsugio Matsuda
Ronnie Quintarelli
NISMO Michelin
GT500 24 Nissan Z GT500
Realize Corporation Advan GT-R
Daiki Sasaki
Kohei Hirate
Kondo Racing Yokohama
GT500 36 Toyota GR Supra GT500
on TOM’s GR Supra
Sho Tsuboi
Giuliano Alesi
TGR Team at TOM’s Bridgestone
GT500 37 Toyota GR Supra GT500
Keeper TOM’s GR Supra
Sacha Fenestraz
Ritomo Miyata
TGR Team Keeper TOM’s Bridgestone
GT500 38 Toyota GR Supra GT500
CENT Cerumo GR Supra
Yuji Tachikawa
Hiroaki Ishiura
TGR Team ZENT Cerumo Bridgestone
GT500 39 Toyota GR Supra GT500
Denso Kobelco SARD GR Supra
Yuhi Sekiguchi
Yuichi Nakayama
TGR Team SARD Bridgestone
GT500 64 Honda NSX GT
Modulo NSX-GT
Takuya Izawa
Hiroki Otsu
Modulo Nakajima Racing Dunlop
GT500 100 Honda NSX GT
Stanley NSX GT
Naoki Yamamoto
Tadasuke Makino
Team Kunimitsu Bridgestone
GT300 2 Toyota GR86 GT300
muta Racing GR86 GT
Hiroki Katoh
Yuui Tsutsumi
muta Racing INGING Bridgestone
GT300 4 Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo
Goodsmile Hatsune Miku AMG
Nobuteru Taniguchi
Tatsuya Kataoka
Goodsmile Racing & Team UKYO Yokohama
GT300 5 Dome MC86
Go Syaken Air Buster MC86 Go Go
Yusuke Tomibayashi
Reiji Hiraki
team mach Yokohama
GT300 6 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II
Team LeMans Audi R8 LMS
Yoshiaki Katayama
Roberto Merhi Muntan
Team LeMans Yokohama
GT300 7 BMW M4 GT3
Study BMW M4
Seiji Ara
Augusto Farfus
Tsubasa Kondo
BMW Team Study x CSL Michelin
GT300 9 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
Pacific Hololive NAC Ferrari
Takeshi Kimura
Kei Cozzolino
Shintaro Kawabata
Pacific Car Guy Racing Yokohama
GT300 10 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
TanaX Gainer GT-R
Ryuichiro Tomita
Riki Okusa
Yusuke Shiotsu
gainers Dunlop
GT300 11 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Gainer TanaX GT-R
Hironobu Yasuda
Keishi Ishikawa
gainers Dunlop
GT300 18 Honda NSX GT3 Evo
UPGarage NSX GT3
Takashi Kobayashi
Kakunoshin Ota
Team UPGarage Yokohama
GT300 20 Toyota GR86 GT300
SHADE Racing GR86 GT
Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Eijiro Shimizu
SHADE Racing Dunlop
GT300 22 Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo
Hisashi Wada
Masaki Jyonai
R’Q’s Motor Sports Yokohama
GT300 30 Toyota GR86 GT300
April GR86 GT
Hiroaki Nagai
Manabu Orido
Hibiki Taira
Apr Yokohama
GT300 31 Toyota GR Sport Prius PHV GT
April GR Sport Prius GT
koki saga
Yuki Nakayama
Kazuto Kotaka
Apr Bridgestone
GT300 48 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Shokumou/K’s Frontier GT-R
Taiyo Ida
Yuki Tanaka
Masaya Kono
NILZZ Racing Yokohama
GT300 50 Dome MC86
Arnage MC86
Masaki Kano
Ryohei Sakaguchi
Takeshi Suehiro
Arnage Racing Yokohama
GT300 52 Toyota GR Supra GT300
Saitama Toyopet GB GR Supra GT
Hiroki Yoshida
Kohta Kawaai
Saitama Toyopet GreenBrave Bridgestone
GT300 55 Honda NSX GT3 Evo
Hideki Mutoh
Iori Kimura
ARTA Bridgestone
GT300 56 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Realize Nissan Mechanic Challenge GT-R
Kyoto Fujinami
Joao Paulo de Oliveira
Kondo Racing Yokohama
GT300 60 Toyota GR Supra GT300
Syntium LMcorsa GR Supra GT
Hiroki Yoshimoto
Shunsuke Kohno
LM corsa Dunlop
GT300 61 Subaru BRZ GT300
Subaru BRZ R&D Sport
Takuto Iguchi
Hideki Yamauchi
R&D sports Dunlop
GT300 65 Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo
LEON Pyramid AMG
Naoya Gamou
Takuro Shinohara
K2 R&D LEON Racing Bridgestone
GT300 87 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo I
Bamboo Airways Lamborghini GT3
Kosuke Matsuura
Natsu Sakaguchi
JLOC Yokohama
GT300 88 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo I
weibo Primez Lamborghini GT3
Takashi Kogure
Yuya Motojima
JLOC Yokohama
GT300 96 Lexus RC F GT3
K-tunes RC F GT3
Morio Nitta
Shinichi Takagi
K-tunes Racing Dunlop
GT300 244 Toyota GR Supra GT300
Hachi Ichi GR Supra GT
Kimiya Sato
Atsushi Miyake
Max Racing Yokohama
GT300 360 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
RunUp Rivaux GT-R
Takayuki Aoki
Atsushi Tanaka
Yusaku Shibata
Tomei Sports Yokohama

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