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Old 6 Dec 2016, 11:22 (Ref:3694147)   #181
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According to paddock news from Fuji,it is a SGT debut team from Japan set for enter GT300 with Bentley ,which obviously not lined-up by current Bentley drivers in Asia via Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/cwmotorspor...type=3&theater

Anyway, do you have the original link or article for this news????
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Old 7 Dec 2016, 07:19 (Ref:3694412)   #182
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Team apr already arrived at Sepang to compete at 12-hour race. It seems the team's car has same spec to #30 car at Super GT regular race (with some adjustments such as additional front lights and white-coloured lights instead of yellow). Because the team going to race overseas (just like the Thailand case), it will race without the hybrid system.

https://www.facebook.com/aprRacingTe...02176996541900

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Old 7 Dec 2016, 16:46 (Ref:3694567)   #183
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Team apr already arrived at Sepang to compete at 12-hour race. It seems the team's car has same spec to #30 car at Super GT regular race (with some adjustments such as additional front lights and white-coloured lights instead of yellow). Because the team going to race overseas (just like the Thailand case), it will race without the hybrid system.

https://www.facebook.com/aprRacingTe...02176996541900
That's very disappointing. Was really looking forward to seeing what the "fast" Prius would be able to do against the works teams.
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Old 7 Dec 2016, 17:02 (Ref:3694571)   #184
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Hey it's still got that Toyota RV8 thougg, and maybe it can run lower weight?
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 00:31 (Ref:3694663)   #185
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Hey it's still got that Toyota RV8 thougg, and maybe it can run lower weight?
The Prius got +20kg for the performance adjustment. When the car using the hybrid system, the car got +73kg.
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 04:48 (Ref:3694677)   #186
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That's very disappointing. Was really looking forward to seeing what the "fast" Prius would be able to do against the works teams.
Considering the race's lengthy duration and hot condition, probably it's the best choice to race the car. But I'm still not understand why they didn't use the #31 car whose its hybrid system (with capacitor energy storage) is allowed to be used to race overseas.
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 07:48 (Ref:3694691)   #187
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Tire issue, In my opinion.
Yokohama supplies control tire for Sepang 12h.
I think Yokohama invited #30 Prius for topical gimmick.

About hybrid system choice,
#30 Prius is a pure privateer team. They run with Hiroaki Nagai money.
So they use old hybrid system.

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Old 8 Dec 2016, 09:15 (Ref:3694732)   #188
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Tire issue, In my opinion.
Yokohama supplies control tire for Sepang 12h.
I think Yokohama invited #30 Prius for topical gimmick.

About hybrid system choice,
#30 Prius is a pure privateer team. They run with Hiroaki Nagai money.
So they use old hybrid system.
Is Hiroaki Nagai is the CEO of Corolla Mie which is Toyota Dealer in Japan ??

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Old 8 Dec 2016, 09:19 (Ref:3694734)   #189
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Yes.

According to Autosport 2016 SGT omnibus magazine,
Tetsuji Tamanaka (Team owner of MACH,#5) retires from SGT driving.
However, the team will remain with GT300 by alternative driver.
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 09:33 (Ref:3694739)   #190
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Yes.

According to Autosport 2016 SGT omnibus magazine,
Tetsuji Tamanaka (Team owner of MACH,#5) retires from SGT driving.
However, the team will remain with GT300 by alternative driver.
I bet Shogo Mitsuyama will be in Team Mach by next season of SUPER GT. Because Mitsuyama-san contributed sponsor and the maintenance garage as well.

By the way, Mitsuyama-san racing skills is better than Junichiro Yamashita racing skills because he achieved 2nd place of driver championship in 2002 season and 3rd place of driver championship in 2006 season.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%AF...A5%A5%E5%90%BE

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Other than that, is Junichiro Yamashita (山下潤一郎 )is the pay driver or not?

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Old 8 Dec 2016, 10:36 (Ref:3694769)   #191
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He is the CEO of the Internet cafe group company.
So he is in the category of the gentleman driver.

Autosport web GT500 silly season rumor
http://www.as-web.jp/supergt/71929/2
*Dunlop and Yokohama might increase user team.
*Michelin might supply tire to a Honda team.
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 10:45 (Ref:3694771)   #192
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He is the CEO of the Internet cafe group company.
So he is in the category of the gentleman driver.

Autosport web GT500 silly season rumor
http://www.as-web.jp/supergt/71929/2
*Dunlop and Yokohama might increase user team.
*Michelin might supply tire to a Honda team.
Speaking about the rumor , Lexus in GT500 won't be changed the tire manufacturer for Lexus Racing Team in GT500.

Maybe Honda will supply Yokohama tires and Nissan might supply Dunlop team at least one team.
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 11:20 (Ref:3694778)   #193
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Is Hiroaki Nagai is the CEO of Corolla Mie which is Toyota Dealer in Japan ??

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Yes. Aside from Toyota Corolla Mie, he is also the CEO of Netz Novel Mie (Toyota Dealer) and also Ninne Co. Ltd (Porsche used car dealer & maintenance garage).

Before he entered Super GT, he competed at Porsche Carrera Cup Japan with his own company (Ninne).
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Old 8 Dec 2016, 12:54 (Ref:3694800)   #194
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Well it's going to be hard to complete against all pro lineups with a pro-am one.
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BTW, how many teams in GT300 class who has all-pro drivers for next year?
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