BRZ to debut in Japan’s GT series

BRZ to debut in Japan’s GT series

Subaru’s BRZ GT300 has undergone successful testing in preparation for its debut in Japan’s Super GT series which starts in May.

Running in just 4 degrees centigrade temperatures at the Fuji Speedway, the shakedown of the all new sports coupe which will compete in the GT300 class for cars with less than 300 horsepower was a success.

The BRZ GT 300 has been developed to take advantage of SUBARU’s characteristically low centre of gravity.

“The development and engineering capabilities of SUBARU / STI have created a wonderful car,” said R&D SPORT Team Director Shinji Motojima.

“The regulations have changed a little for this year to allow for a larger restrictor diameter. So, I expect races with faster top speeds. This year’s challenge for the 2-litre turbo BRZ is how competitive it can be against cars with larger displacements on the straights.”

Motojima said he expected the BRZ to have the advantage in cornering and braking performance.

Tetsuya Yamano, one of the drivers said he was aiming for podium places at four tracks in particular – SUGO, Motegi, Suzuka, and Autopolis – where the BRZ’s handling was expected to provide an edge.

He will share the driving duties with Kouta Sasaki, his team-mate from 2011.

“The car certainly looks cool, so our mission is to match speed with the appearance,” said Sasaki.

Subaru’s BRZ GT300 has undergone successful testing in preparation for its debut in Japan’s Super GT series which starts in May.

Running in just 4 degrees centigrade temperatures at the Fuji Speedway, the shakedown of the all new sports coupe which will compete in the GT300 class for cars with less than 300 horsepower was a success.

The BRZ GT 300 has been developed to take advantage of SUBARU’s characteristically low centre of gravity.

“The development and engineering capabilities of SUBARU / STI have created a wonderful car,” said R&D SPORT Team Director Shinji Motojima.

“The regulations have changed a little for this year to allow for a larger restrictor diameter. So, I expect races with faster top speeds. This year’s challenge for the 2-litre turbo BRZ is how competitive it can be against cars with larger displacements on the straights.”

Motojima said he expected the BRZ to have the advantage in cornering and braking performance.

Tetsuya Yamano, one of the drivers said he was aiming for podium places at four tracks in particular – SUGO, Motegi, Suzuka, and Autopolis – where the BRZ’s handling was expected to provide an edge.

He will share the driving duties with Kouta Sasaki, his team-mate from 2011.

“The car certainly looks cool, so our mission is to match speed with the appearance,” said Sasaki.

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