Super GT is one of the leading motorsport championships in the world. We may not know a lot about it on our side of the pond, but once you attend an event it’s immediately clear that for the teams and drivers this championship is serious business.
Go fast or go home
Similar to the GT Germany and DTM, with which Super GT shares regulations since 2018, Japan has a rich landscape of manufacturers who are all keen to prove who’s the fastest among them. And what better way to do this than to compete in awesome GT500 machinery? If you’re like us and grew up playing Gran Turismo endlessly, you’ve already got a head start, since those video games were chock full of Super GT machinery – or JGTC, as it was called back in the day.
a pool for international top talents
Super GT is such a big event that it attracts many international talents, such as Frédéric Makowiecki, who we interviewed earlier and who is racing for the Craft Sports Nismo team, but also Bertrand Baguette and Jann Mardenborough. And even former F1 World Champion Jenson Button helps form up the grid.
To give you an idea of how fast a Super GT GT500 machine is, we’ll give you the following example: A Super GT in full qualifying spec is no less than 10 seconds faster than a modern spec GT3/GT300 machine. Add to this spectacle the legendary track of the Fuji speedway and you have a race weekend to remember, which is exactly why our Motul Media crew photographer attended the event to capture all the action up close.