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 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.










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.










Oct 042020
 

Goodsmile Racing finished their 100th race in 8th position at the fifth round of Super GT at Fuji Speedway. Prior to the race on the previous day the team qualified in 9th position to determine their starting position for the race.

The race started off with drama even before the GT300 cars began racing when the #3 Craftsports GT-R spun the #16 Mugen NSX around bringing out the safety car as debris was littered onto the track including the bonnet of the GT-R who had to pullover and retire from the race.

The race restarted on the 5th lap and the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would fight her way up to 7th until their mandatory pitstop and driver change. The team opted to change all four of their tyres.

The race ended with the #39 Denso Supra winning the race in GT500 and the #56 Realize GT-R winning in GT300. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 8th after falling behind as low as 12th, but eventually fought back into points scoring position.

With 3 points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands in 13th in the drivers’ standings. The next race will be at Suzuka International Circuit on the 24th and 25th of October.

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