Sugo GT entry list published

The official entry list for the Sugo GT 300km Race on July 23-24 has been published today on the Super GT website.

The total entry is 43 cars, with the usual 15 from GT500, and a slightly reduced 28 car entry for the GT300 class.

There are no changes in the GT500 entry from the first two rounds of the season. The championship-leading Motul NISMO GT-R of Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli will carry the heaviest ballast in the field with 80 kilograms on board, with the only other car above the 50kg threshhold being the KeePer TOM’s Lexus RC-F of James Rossiter and Ryo Hirakawa, at 54kg.

GT300 sees a few key changes to some of its smaller teams.

Lamborghini Team Direction will enter a single car, the pink number 63 for Adrian Zaugg and Naoki Yokomizo. The number 108 Huracan, which impressed in testing this past weekend, will not be entered. The 108 car had been normally occupied by Kyosuke Mineo and rookie Kei Cozzolino.

Coming off a miracle points finish at the Fuji 500km, Dijon Racing have nominated former GT300 champion Takayuki Aoki to drive alongside Hiroshi Takamori in their own very pink machine.

1998 GT500 champion Masami Kageyama returns to the cockpit of the Toyota 86 MC of Team Mach, paired with Junichiro Yamashita – and displacing owner-driver Tetsuji Tamanaka from the cockpit.

Tim Bergmeister returns to Super GT for the first time since 2014, replacing his younger brother Jörg at Excellence Porsche Team KTR alongside Naoya Yamano.

Lastly, Shota Kiyohara replaces Atsushi Tanaka in the number 360 RunUp Group & DOES Nissan GT-R of Tomei Sports. The rookie driver will be teamed with incumbent Yusaku Shibata.

The most ballasted car in GT300 will be the NDDP B-Max GT-R of Kazuki Hoshino and Jann Mardenborough, at 42 kg.

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