Dec 252021

Goodsmile Racing has announced their entry for the 2022 Super GT season at their end-of-year stream that took place on Christmas Day. The structure of the team remains unchanged with Goodsmile Company’s President Aki Takanori as the team owner. Former racing driver Ukyo Katayama remains as Team Director, Kono Takao will still be the Chief Engineer and Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka as the two drivers. The team will still use the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo as their race car.

A new Racing Miku has been revealed designed and illustrated by neco, who has also done the visuals for Miku Expo back in 2016.

A prototype of the Nendoroid 2022 Racing Miku has also been revealed as well as personal sponsors have opened for the 2022 Season.

Nov 282021

Goodsmile Racing finished the final round of Super GT at Fuji Speedway in fourth position.
The team would qualify in 7th place for the start of the race on the previous day.

10 different teams from both classes were in contention for the championship. In the GT300 class, all eyes were on the #61 Subaru BRZ currently leading in its class while in GT500 it was all on the class’s reigning champions the #1 STANELY NSX.

But their chances for a back-to-back title would fade as the #55 ARTA NSX would out brake themselves and collide with the #1 STANLEY NSX forcing both cars out of the race.

The race would finish with the #36 au TOM’S Supra finishing the race as well as winning the championship in the GT500 class. While over in the GT300 class the #60 Syntium Supra would win the race and the #61 Subaru BRZ would win their first championship title finishing the race in 3rd after overtaking the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG for the podium on the final laps.

With 8 points scored on the final race, Goodsmile Racing has placed 10th in the drivers’ standings. A provisional calendar for the 2022 Super GT season has been announced at the end of the race.

Additionally, there will be an end of year stream on the 25th of December.

Oct 242021

Goodsmile Racing has finished the sixth round of Super GT in sixth position as the race returns to Autopolis for the first time since 2019.

The team placed in 19th position for the start of the race as they failed to qualify into the second qualifying session. But electrical troubles would follow the next day and the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in last place from the pitlane.

The first half of the race involved two safety cars with the #22 RQ’s AMG and #48 Shokumou GT-R involved with big crashes on separate occasions. Fortunately, both of the drivers are okay after the crashes.

The race ended with the #8 ARTA NSX winning in the GT500 class followed by the #31 apr Toyota Prius shortly after in the GT300 class. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 6th after a long recovery drive after starting from the back of the grid.

With 5 points scored, Goodsmile Racing is now currently 10th in the drivers’ standings. The next race will return to the Twin Ring Motegi on the 6th and 7th of November.

Sep 122021

Goodsmile Racing finished in 23rd place at the fifth round of Super GT at Sportsland Sugo.
The team placed in 7th in the qualifying session prior to the race to determine their starting position for the race.

The race started with the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG getting a good start overtaking the #88 Granseed Lamborghini for 6th place and held on to that position until their scheduled pitstop.

Unfortunately, their chances to score points in the race would go in an instant when the car needed to return to the pits due to a tyre puncture.

After 83 laps of racing around the shortest track on the Super GT season, the #12 Calsonic GT-R wins the race in the GT500 class ending their streak of no wins since 2016, followed by the #61 Suburu BRZ winning the race in the GT300 class for the first time with their next-generation model. The #4 Miku AMG would finish the race in 23rd after their unscheduled pitstop.

With no points scored, Goodsmile Racing is currently 11th in the drivers’ standings. With a 19 points difference with the current team leading the championship.

The next race will be on the 23rd and 24th of October at Autopolis.

Aug 232021

Goodsmile Racing finishes the fourth round of Super GT in third place at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Some changes were made to the livery of the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG with the Haregi version of the 2021 Racing Miku on the bonnet of the car since there will be no 10 Hours of Suzuka race this year. And a collaboration with the streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club decorated on the rear wing of the car.

The race started off with the leading GT500 car, the #64 Modulo NSX suffering a brake failure and crashing into the foam barriers bringing out the Full Course Yellow (FCY) and then a safety car shortly after.

The race finished with a dominant Nissan victory in GT500 locking out the podium with the #23 Motul Autech taking the win. While in GT300 the #244 Takanaka-no-yu Supra won with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in third to secure their first podium this season.

With 11 points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands 9th in the Drivers’ Ranking. We’re halfway through the season so it’s not over yet.

The next race will be at Sportsland Sugo on the 11th and 12th of September.