This 12 months’s grid might be made up of 15 vehicles within the prime GT500 class, whereas the GT300 class might be made up of 29 vehicles, a discount of 1 in comparison with final 12 months.
The make-up of the GT500 grid for the 2021 marketing campaign was already recognized, with producers Toyota, Honda and Nissan having all introduced their plans final month.
Toyota is as soon as once more fielding six GR Supras, making it the most effective represented marque within the senior class, whereas Honda enters 5 NSX-GTs and Nissan sticks to operating 4 GT-Rs.
Bridgestone provides tyres for almost all of the category – 9 vehicles – whereas rivals Michelin, Yokohama and Dunlop are set to assist a pair of entries every.
The Mugen Honda entry doesn’t have a tyre maker listed, however ran with Dunlop rubber at a private test at Okayama at the start of this month.
Extra groups confirmed in GT300, Michelin drops out
Within the GT300 ranks, a couple of extra entries have been confirmed by the entry listing on prime of those who have already been introduced.
Crew Mach (Toyota 86 MC), Crew Studie (BMW M6 GT3), Crew Hitotsuyama (Audi R8 LMS), R’Qs Motor Sports activities (Mercedes-AMG GT3) and the two-car JLOC Lamborghini Huracan squad will all return from final 12 months.
Subaru can be listed with its nonetheless yet-to-be formally unveiled 2021-spec BRZ, with Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi returning as drivers.
Giuliano Alesi is notably lacking from the entry listing, however is predicted to have at the least some involvement within the Crew Thailand Lexus programme.
The entry listing seems to substantiate that Michelin won’t be concerned within the GT300 class this 12 months, with Bridgestone, Yokohama and Dunlop set for a three-way tyre conflict.
Michelin equipped two vehicles in GT300 final 12 months, the LM Corsa Lexus RC F GT3 and the D’station Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
LM Corsa has switched to Dunlop for 2021 because it trades its Lexus for a Toyota GR Supra GT300, whereas D’station shouldn’t be returning to SUPER GT following the dissolution of its partnership with Pacific Racing, which earlier on Thursday confirmed its 2021 plans.
In addition to D’station, the Hong Kong-based X Works Audi crew can be absent from the 2021 entry listing, of final 12 months’s GT300 groups.
Crew Mach and JLOC are the one groups nonetheless to announce their drivers for the season.
The entry listing additionally confirms that simply two of the so-called ‘Mom chassis’ vehicles, that are primarily based round a normal Dome chassis, are current: the Crew Mach Toyota and the Lotus Evora run collectively by Inging Motorsport and Vehicles Tokai Dream28.
Nonetheless, the variety of JAF GT300 vehicles has elevated to 6, with the rest of the sector (21 vehicles) being made up by FIA GT3 equipment.
A complete of 12 manufacturers might be represented in GT300 this 12 months: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Lotus, Lexus, Ferrari and Lamborghini.