Saturday, August 9, 2014

Super GT: Extremely hard qualifying for Audi Team Hitotsuyama at Fuji

By Tarek Ramchani

The popular and very fast Fuji Speedway is hosting the fifth round of the 2014 Super GT season. Audi Team Hitotsuyama once again fielding the only R8 LMS ultra in the field.

Audi Team Hitotsuyama performed very well last time out at Sugo taking a breathtaking third place and very deserved podium finish. For the Fuji round the Japanese Audi team was aiming high with their R8 LMS ultra in a very demanding GT300 field.

Unfortunately the qualifying session turned to be an extremely hard one for Hitotsuyama squad. Richard Lyons Tomonobu Fujii who are sharing the #21 Audi qualified twenty-third within the GT300 class with a best time of 1'42.066.

Richard Lyons Tomonobu Fujii will try to bounce back tomorrow in the 300km endurance race against strong teams from various brands.

The qualifying session was dominated by Honda with two CR-Z cars locking the front row. Third place went to a McLaren MP4-12C.

GT300 qualifying session results can be seen here.

Photo credit: Hitotsuyama Racing