DamianLow_97

A Vocaloid fan from Singapore since 2015, as well as a fan of motorsports and Virtual YouTubers. Damian joined MikuFan.com in 2019 as a writer. You can follow him on Twitter at @DamianLow_97.

Apr 122021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the opening race of Super GT at the Okayama International Circuit in 14th position after starting at the back of the grid in 27th place after being eliminated in the first qualifying session prior to the race on the previous day.

The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG would fight her way into 23rd place before the first safety car got deployed due to the #30 apr Toyota Prius got spun around by the #34 Yogibo Honda NSX forcing the Toyota to retire from the race. The race would restart on Lap 13.

The safety car got deployed again when the #360 Run-Up Nissan GT-R went off the track and collided with the wall at the first corner of the track. But before the safety car deployed, a lot of teams stopped for their mandatory pitstop fearing that the safety car would deploy again which led to the pit lane being overcrowded as teams were pushing back their cars due to the limited space they have.

The race would finish with the #14 ENEOS Toyota Supra winning the race in GT500 while the reigning champions in GT300, the #56 Realize Nissan GT-R would win in their category with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in 14th position just a lap behind from the class leader.

With no points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing is currently outside of the top 10 in the drivers’ standing along with the other teams that also did not score points. As this was only the first race, we still have another seven more races so look forward to the upcoming races.

The next race will be at Fuji Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of May. Do keep in mind that the race will run on a Tuesday as it will be Golden Week in Japan.

Mar 302021
 

Goodsmile Racing reveals the Tropical Version of the 2021 Racing Miku in a recent livestream broadcasted on their YouTube channel. Despite the absence of the overseas rounds in Super GT due to the ongoing pandemic, it is still nice to see Miku with a different look if the oversea races were to happen.

In addition, a collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Sonico also wearing the 2021 racing outfit. As well as a 1/18 and 1/43 scale model of the Hatsune Miku AMG the team is driving with for this season. The 1/18 scale model comes with a special acrylic casing. Both models are available for preorder from 30th March 2021 until 29th April 2021 at 1200hrs JST.

 

1/18 Scale Miku AMG → https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10995

1/43 Scale Miku AMG → https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10996

And finally, a special commemorative site has opened to celebrate the team’s 100th race in Super GT. Last year they celebrated their 100th race with the Hatsune Miku GT Project which included non-Super GT races to clarify.

Commemorative Site → https://www.goodsmileracing.com/100thrace/

Dec 252020
 

Goodsmile Racing reveals the livery of their Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo they will be racing with for the 2021 Super GT season. Donning the 2021 Racing Miku designed by En Morikura, the team aims for their fourth championship next season. On top of that, the second Racing Miku visual has also been revealed which is displayed on the doors of the car.

Dec 172020
 

Goodsmile Racing has announced that they will take part in the 2021 season of Super GT in the GT300 class. The structure of the team remains the same as before with Goodsmile Company’s President Aki Takanori as the team owner. Former racing driver Ukyo Katayama as the team manager and Kono Takao as the team’s chief engineer. The driver line up remains the same with Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka, and the team will still use the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo.

A new Racing Miku for 2021 has also been revealed illustrated by En Morikura who is most notable for their character design of the Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI.

Their website has also been updated and personal sponsors for next year have been opened.

https://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/sponsor/personal

And finally, a line up of Racing Miku 2021 merchandise and more will be on sale at Magical Mirai in Tokyo this weekend from the 18th to 20th of December.

Nov 292020
 

Goodsmile Racing Finishes in 15th position at the season finale of Super GT at the Fuji International Speedway. Unfortunately, the team was eliminated from fighting for the championship as they failed to get pole position and would start the race in 24th.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would fight her way through the GT300 field until they were spun around by the #25 Hoppy Porsche on the 7th lap dropping the Miku AMG down to the bottom of the field again. The Porsche was given a drive through penalty for the incident.

As the race was about to end, the #37 Keeper TOM’s Supra was certain to win the race and take the championship, but suddenly as it was going through the final corner, the car ran out of fuel and the lead was snatched by the #100 Raybrig NSX along with the championship giving the team their second and final championship of their career. The #56 Realize GT-R would win the championship in GT300 after finishing 2nd in the race in its class.

With no points scored for Goodsmile Racing after finishing in 15th place. The team has placed in 8th position in the drivers’ standing ending the team’s streak where they would win the championship every 3 years since 2011. A provisional schedule for the 2021 Super GT season was announced.

The full race can be seen on The Race YouTube Channel