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






SUPER GT 2020 Round 8 -  LIVE, Full Race, English - Fuji Speedway

SUPER GT 2020 Round 8 – LIVE, Full Race, English – Fuji Speedway



Nov 082020
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes in second position at the seventh round of Super GT on the season’s second race at the Twin Ring Motegi. The team qualified in 10th position to set their starting position for the race on the previous day.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would get off to a good start overtaking up to 7th position on the first lap of the race and eventually she would fight her way up to 5th place before making a very early pitstop the moment the pit windows opened only changing the left tyres.

The early pitstop would dramatically give the team a huge advantage in their race strategy as the safety car deployed when the #5 MACH MC86 pulled over retiring from the race. Although some teams stopped for their pitstop fearing the safety car getting deployed, a large majority of the teams opted to stay out. This would theoretically put the Hatsune Miku AMG into the lead in the GT300 category.

The race would restart on the 29th lap and the battle for the lead in GT300 became closer and closer as the Miku AMG was getting stuck in traffic. The #56 Realize GT-R would soon catch up and eventually take the lead after both cars were bumping each other. The latter was then given the black and white flag for the morally hazardous maneuvers against the AMG.

Unfortunately, the Hatsune Miku AMG was not able to take back the lead and would cross the finish line in second place. On the bright side, the team was still satisfied for a second podium in a row after their mediocre performance at the start of the season.

With 15 points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing is currently 8th in the drivers’ championship. With 20 points behind the leading team, it is inevitable that the team’s chances for the championship would be gone. But they will be aiming for a third podium in a row before the end of the season.


The next race will return to Fuji International Speedway one more time for the season finale on the 28th and 29th of November.

The full race can be seen on The Race YouTube Channel.






SUPER GT 2020 Round 7 -  LIVE, Full Race, English - Motegi

SUPER GT 2020 Round 7 – LIVE, Full Race, English – Motegi



Oct 252020
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes in third position at the sixth round of Super GT at the Suzuka International Circuit scoring their first podium of the season after starting from 14th position.

The race started with the green lights shown early before the whole grid formed on the main straight. The safety car was deployed on the 23rd lap when the #52 GreenBrave Supra spun at the ‘S’ Curves. This affected several teams that have not done their mandatory pitstops as the pitlane closes during the safety car. Fortunately, the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG did her pitstop early before the incident taking advantage in their race strategy.

The race ended after 52 laps with the #23 Motul Autech GT-R winning the race in GT500 followed by the #21 Hitotsuyama Audi winning in GT300. The #4 Miku AMG finishes in 3rd after trying to fight for 2nd place with the #6 ADVICS MC86.

With 11 points scored in this race. Goodsmile Racing currently stands 10th in the drivers’ ranking. With 2 more races to go this would be the team’s last chance if they want to fight for the championship. The next race will be back at the Twin Ring Motegi on the 7th and 8th of November.

The full race can be seen on The Race YouTube channel.






SUPER GT 2020 Round 6 -  LIVE, Full Race, English - Suzuka

SUPER GT 2020 Round 6 – LIVE, Full Race, English – Suzuka