By Johan Laubscher
Audi Team Hitotsuyama, supported by W Racing Team (WRT), took part in the Super GT manufacturer test days at Suzuka on Thursday and Friday. The team’s new ex-WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra, still seen in its matt-black provisional livery, was driven by Richard Lyons and Tomonobu Fujii.
The Japanese Audi Sport customer racing team showed strong pace during the test sessions, which had four GT300 class cars running. The #21 Audi R8 LMS ultra was piloted to first place within class during the Thursday morning session and second fastest in the afternoon. Friday saw positions two and three for Audi Team Hitotsuyama during the two test sessions.