Friday, February 28, 2014

Super GT: Audi Sport Team Hitotsuyama strong at the Suzuka test days

By Johan Laubscher

Official Japanese Super GT test days were held at Suzuka on Thursday and Friday this week. Audi Sport Team Hitotsuyama was present with one Audi R8 LMS ultra and performed very well amongst the GT300 competitors.

Audi Sport Team Hitotsuyama’s one all-black carbon-fiber #21 Audi R8 LMS ultra was driven by Richard Lyons and Tomonobu Fujii.

Two test sessions were held on Thursday and Friday. Audi Sport Team Hitotsuyama topped the first session during the morning, setting the fastest time within the GT300 class, a lap time of 2:09.842. The team did not take part in the second session during Thursday afternoon.

Friday saw the final day of testing at Suzuka. Audi Sport Team Hitotsuyama again set the fastest time within GT300 during the morning session, setting a lap time of 2:00.558.

The final session on Friday saw the Audi R8 LMS ultra as the fourth fastest GT300 runner with a lap time of 2'00"853, versus the fastest time of 1:59.870, set by the #55 ARTA Mugen CR-Z GT.

The Japanese Super GT season will be getting underway at Okayama, 5-6 April.

Photo credit: Hitotsuyama Racing