Sunday, September 22, 2013

Super GT: Oliver Jarvis joined Hitotsuyama Racing at the Motegi test days

By Johan Laubscher

The Japanese Super GT held official test sessions at Twin Ring Motegi this week. Hitotsuyama Racing and their 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra were joined by Oliver Jarvis.

Hitotsuyama Racing has been competing with a brand new 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Japanese Super GT this season. Their #21 entry has been driven by Akihiro Tsuzuki and Richard Lyons. It has proven to be a difficult season so far for the team.

The Super GT hosted four official sets of test days during the season. The fourth and final test was held at Twin Ring Motegi this week, held on Monday and Tuesday (16-17 September). Hitotsuyama Racing was joined by Audi Sport factory driver, Oliver Jarvis.

Jarvis, who has competed in Japan in the past, was included in the test to assist Hitotsuyama Racing. Audi Japan and Audi Sport customer racing made the decision to add Jarvis to the test day line-up, however it has been mentioned that Jarvis will not be competing in any of the Super GT races.

The first day of the test was cancelled due to severe weather conditions. The #21 Hitotsuyama Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra placed seventh in GT300 during the morning session on Tuesday and eleventh during the afternoon.

The next round of the Super GT will be held at Autopolis (Round 7) in October.