Goodsmile Racing recently broadcasted several announcements in a live stream on their YouTube Channel. Unlike their previous live streams where everyone is together, the stream was mostly broadcasted through video calls to practice social distancing because of the current situation that is the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the pandemic, the first half of the Super GT season had to be postponed to later dates in hope that the situation improves.
The opening race at Okayama has been postponed to 11th and 12th of July, Fuji has been postponed to 8th and 9th of August, Sugo has been postponed to 12th and 13th of September, while Suzuka, Thailand and Sepang (Malaysia) are still yet to be confirmed. Autopolis and Motegi are expected to run on their initial scheduled dates.
An illustration was published by LEN[A-7] on the 10th of April as the opening race was supposed to happen on that weekend, but instead the team encouraged fans to stay home to help reduce the spread of the virus.
A new “Tropical” version of the 2020 Racing Miku has been announced sporting the usual tan to cheer on the team for the oversea races in Thailand and Malaysia under the blazing humid tropical weather.
A collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Super Sonico also wearing the 2020 racing outfit with an illustration by 津路参汰 (ニトロプラス)
And to conclude the stream, a new theme song for 2020 was announced, called “Burning!!” written and composed by DIVELA, who is most known for winning the 2018 Magical Mirai Song Contest with METEOR. You can listen to the theme song at the end of the stream.