December 1, 2020

Yamamoto determined to give Raybrig winning send-off

Raybrig ranks among the longest-standing sponsors in Japanese motorsport, having acted as Team Kunimitsu’s primary sponsor in JGTC/SUPER GT since the 1997 season.However, on the eve of this weekend’s Fuji season finale, Raybrig parent company Stanley Electric announced the forthcoming discontinuation of the brand and therefore its sponsorship of Kunimitsu Takahashi’s eponymous title-winning …Keep reading …

Kunimitsu’s iconic Raybrig sponsorship deal to end after 2020

Former motorcycle racer and one-time Formula 1 grand prix starter Kunimitsu Takahashi’s eponymous team has been racing in SUPER GT and its forerunner All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship since 1994, with Raybrig joining the team following year.The Kunimitsu-Raybrig partnership has been one of the most iconic in Japan’s domestic motor racing series, spawning a popular blue livery that …Keep reading …

Kevin Magnussen set to race Ganassi Cadillac in IMSA

Motorsport.com has learned that the 28-year-old Dane will be one of the full-time drivers in Ganassi’s single Cadillac DPi-V.R entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a program confirmed last week.Magnussen’s future has been the subject of much speculation since he announced his departure from the Haas F1 team last month and his father Jan Magnussen, the former sportscar …Keep reading …

The fourth manufacturer gunning for Super GT title glory

For European motorsport fans, the Subaru name is indelibly linked to rallying, with the exploits of heroes like Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg etched into folklore even though the Japanese manufacturer has not competed in the WRC since 2008.While Subaru does still have a presence in regional-level rallying, notably in the United States, its main focus these days is on circuit …Keep reading …

Real Honda needs to “invent something” to beat Toyota

Baguette and his teammate in the #17 Real Honda Koudai Tsukakoshi find themselves tied for the lead of the standings along with TOM’S Toyota driver Ryo Hirakawa, albeit ahead on countback thanks to their two wins so far this year versus Hirakawa’s one.However, the next four crews in the standings are all close enough that they could snatch the title simply by winning the race at Fuji …Keep reading …

AIM and Vasser-Sullivan split for 2021

The combined entities took over the running of the Lexus RC F GT3s for 2019, and after scoring two wins in that initial year, racked up another four this past season. That earned the #14 entry, piloted (usually) by Aaron Telitz and Jack Hawksworth, third in the overall GTD points table, first in the WeatherTech Sprint Cup sub division and resulted in third in the Manufacturers’ points …Keep reading …

Can Honda take Super GT ‘revenge’ on Toyota’s home turf?

It feels like a long time ago now, but when Toyota swept the board with a top-five lockout in the first round of the season at Fuji Speedway back in July, it seemed like 2020 would inevitably be the year of the GR Supra. The sleek new machine with its swooping low bodywork, imposing top speed and supreme race pace would surely be the one to beat, it appeared.But following the penultimate round …Keep reading …