Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Super GT: Hitotsuyama Racing joins forces with WRT for 2015 in Japan

By Johan Laubscher

Hitotsuyama Racing has announced that it will be supported by W Racing Team (WRT) for its 2015 campaign in the Japanese Super GT.

The Audi Team Hitotsuyama squad will again be entering one Audi R8 LMS ultra in the GT300 class of the Japanese series. This #21 entry will be driven by the team's duo from 2014, Richard Lyons and Tomonobu Fujii. The third driver for longer events will be announced later, but the possibility of the team being joined by an Audi factory driver also exists.

An Audi R8 LMS ultra from WRT arrived in Japan during January. The collaboration deal with WRT includes engineer and mechanic support from WRT at all of the Super GT events, including the addition of WRT's Pierre Arnaud as the team director of Audi Team Hitotsuyama.

The 2015 Super GT season will get underway at Okayama from 4-5 April.

Photo credit: Audi Communications - Motorsport