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Super GT (スーパーGT Su-pa- GT) is a grand touring car race event that began in 1993. The series was originally titled as All-Japan GT Championship (全日本GT選手権 Zen-Nihon GT Senshuken) that was used from 1993 until 2004.

The event is sponsored by the GT-Association, and the series is authoried directly by French association FIA.

1993 to 2004: Zen-Nihon GT Senshuken[]

The title-winning Team Mugen Honda NSX from 2000.

The series started in 1993, with the first race being held at Fuji International Speedway. Japanese driver Masahiko Kageyama won 3 out of 4 races, making the Japanese drivers Takao Wada and Toshio Suzuki win the third round held at Suzuka.

The 2000 season was the season where Ryo Michigami took his title without his teammates when Osamu Nakako was dropped and replaced by Hidetoshi Mitsusada during the season.

The last season under the name JGTC was in 2004, where Satoshi Motoyama took the title along with Richard Lyons. Without a single win in 2003, they took the title with only wins in the season.

2005 to 2013: Super GT[]

Frédéric Makowiecki's car from 2013.

At the end of the 2004 season, the series was renamed to Super GT. The first race of the Super GT-era was in the Okayama Internatinal Circuit, with Japanese driver Manabu Orido and German driver Dominik Schwager winning the race.

The 2007 season was seen by Daisuke Ito and Ralph Firman taking the title before the final race with a total of 3 wins. But in 2012, the season was later seen by Masataka Yanagida and Ronnie Quintarelli taking their title before the final race with a total of 4 podiums.

The 2013 season was the last season of Super GT to feature JAF-GT cars in GT500, being replaced by the DTM-styled cars for the new regulations.

2014: New Regulations[]

The new GT500 cars built for the new regulations.

The 2014 season will be the first season to feature the DTM-styled cars in GT500. Before the 42nd International Pokka Sapporo 1000 km, Japan Automobile Federation unveiled the new cars with a DTM-styled bodykit for 2014: the Honda NSX Concept-GT, Lexus RC-F GT and the Nissan GT-R R35 with a DTM-style bodykit.

There cars was tested in some several circuits; Suzuka Circuit, Fuji, SUGO, Motegi, Okayama and in Sepang. These cars have not been tested in Autopolis yet.

They used a wider wing at some Fuji tests before the season started.

Complete list of cars[]

GT500 Class[]

Race Cars
JGTC SUPER GT
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Toyota Supra Lexus SC430 Lexus RC-F[1]
Nissan Skyline GT-R Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan GT-R
Honda NSX Honda HSV-010 Honda NSX Concept-GT
McLaren F1 GTR Ferrari
550 Maranello
No cars used Aston Martin
DBR9
No cars used
Lamborghini
Diablo
Lamborghini
Murciélago
Moved to GT300
Vemac
350R
Vemac
408R
Moved to GT300
Mercedes-Benz
CLK
Withdrawal

GT300 Class[]

Race Cars
Maker Vehicle Standard class Notes
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 FIA-GT3 (2012-present) Currently partipicates
Fairlady Z JAF-GT (2005-2010) Withdrew after 2010
Lexus IS350 JAF-GT (2008 Rd.3-2012) Supposed to withdraw after 2011, but came back in 2012 on the fourth round
Toyota Toyota Celica JAF-GT (2005-2008 Rd.2) Withdrew and changed to the Lexus IS350.
Prius GT JAF-GT (2012-present) Currently partipicates
Corolla Axio GT JAF-GT (2009-2011) Changes to the hybrid-running Toyota Prius.
MR-S JAF-GT (2005-2008) Changes to the Corolla Axio
Honda CR-Z GT JAF-GT (2012 Rd.4-) Currently partipicates
NSX-GT JAF-GT (2005-2006) Withdrew after 2006
Subaru BRZ GT JAF-GT (2012-present) Currently partipicates
Legacy B4 JAF-GT (2009 Rd.6-2011) Changes to the hybrid-running Subaru BRZ
Impreza (GD) JAF-GT (2005-2008) Withdrew after 2008
Mazda RX-7 JAF-GT (2005-2010) Withdrew after 2010
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR FIA-GT2 (996: 2005-2010)

FIA-GT2 (997: 2009-2011)

Porsche 996 partipicated in 2005, and Porsche 997 partipicated in 2009, both withdrew. The 996 model was in treatment of partipicating in 2011.
911 GT3 RS FIA-GT2 (996: 2005-2010)

JAF-GT (996: 2006-2011)

FIA-GT2 (997: 2007-2008)

The FIA-GT2 model of the Porsche 996 partipicated in 2005 and the JAF-GT model did in 2006, and Porsche 997 partipicated in 2007, both withdrew. The 996 model was in treatment of partipicating in 2011.
911 GT3 R FIA-GT2 (996:2005-2009)

FIA-GT3 (997:2010 Rd.5-)

The 996 model was in treatment of partipicating in 2010, but succeeded by the Porsche 997
911 GT3 Cup JAF-GT (2005-2007) Partipicated with the 996 model, withdrew after 2007
Boxster JAF-GT (2005-2010) Partipicated with the 986 model, withdrew after 2010
968 JAF-GT (2005) Only partipicant
Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 FIA-GT3 (2013-present) Currently partipicates
Gallardo LP600+ GT3 FIA-GT3 (2012-present) Currently partipicates
Gallardo RG-3 FIA-GT3 (2007-2012) Retirement, JAF-GT treatment on classification
Murciélago RG-1 JAF-GT (2005-2009) Withdrew after 2009
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 FIA-GT3 (2012 Rd.2-) Currently partipicates
V8 Vantage GT2 FIA-GT2 (2010-2012 Rd.1) Served until Round 2 of 2012
Ferrari 458 GT2 LM-GTE (2011) Withdrew, JAF-GT treatment on classification
458 GT3 FIA-GT3 (2012-2013 Rd.3) Withdrew after Round 3
F430 JAF-GT (2008-2009) Withdrew after 2009
F430GTC FIA-GT2 (2009-2012) With the regulation changes, the partipication with the car was impossible for 2013
360 Modena JAF-GT (2005-2007,2009) Withdrew after 2009
ASL Garaiya JAF-GT (2005,2007-2012) With the regulation changes, the partipication with the car was impossible for 2013
Chevrolet Corvette JAF-GT (2005,2008) Partipicated with the C6 model, withdrew
Corvette Z06.R GT3 FIA-GT3 (2011-2013) Partipicates with the C6 model, might partipicate in 2014
Vemac Vemac RD320R JAF-GT (2005-2009,2011) Withdrawal, used until 2011
Vemac RD350R JAF-GT (2005-2008,2010 Rd.6-2012) With the regulation changes, the partipication with the car was impossible for 2013
Vemac RD408R JAF-GT (2006-2008, 2010) Withdrawal, but used with the RD320R and Rd350R until 2012
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 FIA-GT3 (2013-present) Currently partipicates
Mooncraft Shiden JAF-GT (2006-2012) Retired after 2012
BMW Z4 GT3 FIA-GT3 (2011-present) E89 model of the car, currently partipicates
Z4 M Coupé JAF-GT (2008 Rd.9-2009) Partipicated with the E86 model, withdrew after 2009
Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA-GT3 (2012-present) Updated model of the Audi R8 LMS
R8 LMS FIA-GT3 (2012) Changed to the Audi R8 LMS ultra after 2012
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 FIA-GT3 (2012-present) Currently partipicates
Ford GT JAF-GT (2006-2007) Withdrew after 2007
Mosler MT900R JAF-GT (2005-2007) Withdrew after 2007
MT900 GT3 FIA-GT3 (2009 Rd.4) Spot partipicant
MT900M JAF-GT (2010-2011,2012 Rd.3) Withdrew from 2012, but came as a spot partipicant in Sepang
Lotus Exige JAF-GT (2005 Rd.3) Spot partipicant

References[]

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