An awesome season of Super GT racing deserves recognition for those who excelled above and beyond the standard of excellence, and celebration of the moments that brought us all together as fans.
And in that spirit, Super GT World is proud to announce the first-ever Super GT World Awards, to recognize the absolute best of the best from the past season in Japan’s premier category of multi-class sports car racing.
Below are the list of categories for the awards that will be selected on January 9, 2017:
GT500 DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most outstanding individual driver in the premier category of the Autobacs Super GT Series, the GT500 class.
GT300 DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most outstanding individual in the rapidly growing, and increasingly competitive GT300 class of the Autobacs Super GT Series.
INTERNATIONAL DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most outstanding foreign driver competing in the 2016 Autobacs Super GT Series.
TEAM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the team director in the Autobacs Super GT Series who was most instrumental in their team’s success.
SHINGO TACHI AWARD – ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Named in honour of 1998 GT300 Drivers’ Champion Shingo Tachi, who set numerous single-season records in his championship-winning season, this award is given to the most outstanding rookie-eligible driver competing in their first season in the Autobacs Super GT Series.
SHINICHI YAMAJI AWARD – SPIRIT OF COMPETITION
Named in honour of longtime JGTC and Super GT veteran driver Shinichi Yamaji, this award is given to the individual or team who best represents the positive attributes of the world of motorsport as a member of the Super GT community.
RACE OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most outstanding championship race in the Autobacs Super GT Series calendar.
BATTLE OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most outstanding on-track battle for position from the past Autobacs Super GT Series season.