The Italian marque shall be represented within the GT300 ranks of the Japanese collection for the primary time for the reason that 2017 season, with CarGuy proprietor Takeshi Kimura and Kei Cozzolino sharing a solo Ferrari 488 GT3 utilizing Yokohama tyres.
It additionally marks a return to SUPER GT for CarGuy, which beforehand campaigned a Honda NSX GT3 earlier than quitting after the 2018 season to give attention to the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Pacific Racing entered right into a tie-up with Aston Martin squad D’station Racing for the 2020 season, but it surely emerged late final 12 months that the alliance would not proceed into 2021.
Cozzolino was drafted in by D’station to interchange the absent Nicki Thiim final 12 months, contesting the vast majority of the season alongside Tomonobu Fujii. He additionally partnered Kimura for each of CarGuy’s Le Mans appearances with Ferrari GTE equipment in 2019 and 2020.
Gentleman racer Kimura in the meantime made two SUPER GT begins final 12 months for the X Works Audi crew rather than Hong Kong racer Alex Au.
Ferrari turns into the tenth completely different model to be represented on this 12 months’s GT300 grid, together with Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Lexus and Lotus.
#50 Arnage Racing Ferrari 488 GT: Akihiro Tsuzuki, Morio Nitta
The final crew to subject the 488 in SUPER GT was Arnage Racing in 2017, along side Inging, earlier than the crew switched to Mercedes equipment the next 12 months. LM Corsa additionally used the automotive in 2016 earlier than it turned an unique accomplice of Toyota/Lexus.
It is unclear whether or not Aston Martin and D’station, which is racing within the WEC this 12 months, will return following the tip of their relationship with Pacific.
GT300 groups and drivers to date:
|2||Inging & Automobiles Tokai Dream28||Lotus Evora MC||Bridgestone||
|4||Goodsmile Racing with Workforce Ukyo||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Yokohama||
|6||Workforce LeMans with Motoyama Racing||Audi R8 LMS||Yokohama||
|9||Pacific CarGuy Racing||Ferrari 488 GT3||Yokohama||
|10||Gainer||Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3||Dunlop||
|11||Gainer||Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3||Dunlop||
|18||Workforce UpGarage||Honda NSX GT3||Yokohama||
|25||Workforce Tsuchiya||Porsche 911 GT3 R||Yokohama||
|30||apr||Toyota Prius GHV GR Sport||Yokohama||
|31||apr||Toyota Prius GHV GR Sport||Bridgestone||
|34||Drago Corse||Honda NSX GT3||Yokohama||
|35||Workforce Thailand||Lexus RC F GT3||Yokohama||
|48||NILZZ Racing||Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3||Yokohama||
|50||Arnage Racing||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Yokohama||
|52||Saitama Toyopet Inexperienced Courageous||Toyota GR Supra GT300||Bridgestone||
|55||ARTA||Honda NSX GT3||Bridgestone||
|56||Kondo Racing||Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3||Yokohama||
Joao Paulo de Oliveira
|60||LM Corsa||Toyota GR Supra GT300||Dunlop||
|61||R&D Sport||Subaru BRZ (2021)||Dunlop||
|65||LEON Racing||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Bridgestone||
|96||Ok-Tunes Racing (LM Corsa)||Lexus RC F GT3||Dunlop||
|244||Max Racing||Toyota GR Supra GT300||Yokohama||
|360||RUNUP (Tomei Sports activities)||Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3||Yokohama||
* not but formally introduced