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TEAM2018 SUZUKA 10 HOURS

GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO will be joining SUZUKA 10 HOURS in 2018, as the “THE RACING TEAM DRIVEN BY FANS”

Entrant Name 『Mercedes-AMG Team GOOD SMILE』
Team Manager Ukyo Katayama
Team Owner Takanori Aki
Drivers Nobuteru Taniguchi Tatsuya Kataoka Kamui Kobayashi
Racing Miku Supporters Tsukasa Arai Manae Miyakoshi Suzuna Wakana Kazuki

What is the Hatsune Miku GT Project?

The Hatsune Miku GT Project is a motorsport project with the concept, “a racing team run by fans”. First launched in 2008 by GOODSMILE RACING, the project has been participating in the SUPER GT GT300 class series, the greatest motorsport race in Japan. Its trademark is a machine with a Hatsune Miku Racing Ver. design. Not only is it wildly popular with an eye-catching vehicle design, it has also won many races including taking the series championship three times in 2011, 2014, and 2017 respectively. It is now one of the most prominent teams in the SUPER GT series and one of the best teams of the race both in name and in reality.

The biggest distinctive feature of the project is that it works on a Personal Sponsor System which enables each fan to directly support the team. Every year, the team races with the support of Personal Sponsors from all over the world. A major factor that attracts many fans is the unique ways of interactions between the team and its fans which are considered one-of-a-kind in the industry. These include having the team members themselves share the race atmosphere to fans online, live streams and broadcasts before the races, and inviting fans to official celebration parties and end-of-year parties.

Hatsune Miku Racing Ver. 2018 Illustration:Tony Direction:Shigeto Koyama
Hatsune Miku Racing Ver. 2018 Illustration:Tony Direction:Shigeto Koyama

Drivers

  • Nobuteru TaniguchiNobuteru Taniguchi
  • Tatsuya KataokaTatsuya Kataoka
  • Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi

Team Manager

  • Ukyo KatayamaUkyo Katayama

Team Owner

  • Takanori AkiTakanori Aki

Racing Miku Supporters

  • Tsukasa AraiTsukasa Arai
  • Manae MiyakoshiManae Miyakoshi
  • SuzunaSuzuna
  • Wakana KazukiWakana Kazuki

Machine

Car Name Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT3
Make/Model AMG GT3
Chief Engineer Kono Takao

Machine Specifications

Car Model C190
Dimensions 4746×2052×1315mm
Weight 1285kg
Wheelbase 2625mm
Treads(F/R) 1739/1698mm
Transmission Hewland sequential 6-speed transmission
Clutch AP RACING triple plate metallic clutch
Suspension F Double wishbone
R Double wishbone
Brakes F AMG 6 pod
R AMG 4 pod
Tires Pirelli
F 300-680-18
R 330-710-18
Wheels ENKEI
F 12J-18
R 13J-18

Engine Specufications

Engine Model M159
Engine Type Natural aspiration water cooled V8
Displacement 6208cc
Bore & Stroke -
Ristrictor Air ristrictor
Max Power( ps ) over571ps
Max Torque( kg-m) over66.3kg-m
Lubricant( brand ) FUCHS

Engine Tuner / Maintenance

Engine Tuner Mercedes-AMG
Machine Maintenance RS FINE