By Tarek Ramchani
Twin Ring Motegi is playing host to the eighth and final round of the 2014 Super GT season this weekend. A single Audi R8 LMS ultra is entering the event coming from Audi Team Hitotsuyama.
The Audi Japan performed well today in the qualifying session within a very demanding GT300 class field. The #21 Audi R8 LMS ultra driven by Richard Lyons and Tomonobu Fujii took the ninth place in a close qualifying session.
Audi Team Hitotsuyama had a mixed season in Super GT this year with some good performances but also faced very difficult moments. The Audi R8 LMS ultra was strongly penalized in the Japanese series by an unfair Balance of Performance.
In Motegi, Audi Team Hitotsuyama, Richard Lyons and Tomonobu Fujii will target strong results and finish the season on a high.
GT300 pole position went to the #11 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from GAINER DIXCEL. The #31 Toyota Prius from OGT Panasonic was second. The #4 BMW Z4 GT3 from Goodsmile Hatsune was third.
Audi factory driver Oliver Jarvis who competes in GT500 qualified in eleventh place overall driving the #39 Denso SARD Lexus RC-F.