Official Series Website (includes news, series schedule, teams & drivers)
If you’re familiar with the Castrol Supra and Calsonic Skyline from games like Gran Turismo, yep, this is where they raced, and the series is only a little different now.
Two-class racing here, first the premier GT500 class – 3.4L V8 powered, front-engined silhouette cars built by Lexus, Nissan and Honda. Next year will possibly have a new formula as the SuperGT formula unifies with DTM from 2014. These cars were much faster than FIA GT1 spec cars, with more sophisticated aerodynamics.
Then there’s GT300 – which, as of a couple of years ago, may as well be shortened to just GT3 – as FIA GT3-spec cars have come into vogue and dominated in this class, but there are still purpose-built GT300 silhouette cars competing modeled after things like Subaru BRZs, Honda CR-Zs and yes, there’s even a Prius. If the “spec” formula, tube-frame GT500 cars are offputting to you, this class might be more up your alley.
There’s driver changes, weight handicaps added after every race to balance the field, races are generally 300km except the two major races – a 500km in Fuji, and the biggest race, the Suzuka 1000km, and multiple tyre manufacturers involved in both classes.
Present and Former SuperGT Drivers You may Recognize™: Active – Satoshi Motoyama, Kazuki Nakajima, Ralph Firman, Kosuke Matsuura, James Rossiter, Bjorn Wirdheim, Michael Krumm; Former – Aguri Suzuki, Erik Comas, Pedro de la Rosa, Yuji Ide, David Brabham, Ralf Schumacher, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer