SUPER GT 2019 Round 1 Okayama Race Finished Early, Goodsmile Racing Places 8th
As quoted by one of Goodsmile Racing’s own reporters, last night’s SUPER GT Sound 1 race in Okayama was… A strange one. The rainy weather was among the worst we’ve seen in any races to date, and resulted in many delays and accidents during the race. All of this eventually led to the early finish of the race at 31/82 laps completed, as there would have been no way to finish the race by 17:30, by regulation.
Although Goodsmile Racing suffered some minor damage to their rear bumper after a collision by two other nearby cars, they were still able to race. But the early race finish resulted in GSR placing 9th overall. This ranking was bumped to 8th after a confirmed penalty on the #11 car (the GAINER TANAX GT-R).
All drivers in the top 10 received half points for an incomplete race, resulting in GSR having a total of 1 and a half (1.5!) points. Quite an unusual race with an unusual score result. Here’s to hoping Round 2 in Fuji has better weather! That race will take place May 3rd~4th. Fight, GSR!
SUPER GT開幕戦がいよいよ始まります！！応援イラストを描きました。GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO 、ぜひぜひがんばってくださ～～い！私も楽しみです。みんなでいっぱい応援していきましょうね♪♪— 杏仁豆腐 (@annin_oiko) April 13, 2019
L(*`・ω・´*)#fightgsr #supergt #初音ミク #レーシングミク pic.twitter.com/8DOhqLvpXh
Grid walk. #fightgsr pic.twitter.com/Be4P1ry3MA— reporter_e (@reporter_e) April 14, 2019
SUPER GT 開幕戦、岡山。— GSR公式アカウント (@goodsmileracing) April 14, 2019
(侍) #SuperGT #fightgsr pic.twitter.com/CB07mUVQ0s