Jul 182021
 

Goodsmile Racing finished in fifth position at the third round of Super GT at the Twin Ring Motegi. Initially the race was to take place at Suzuka on the 30th of May, but the race had to be postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases within the country.

This race was special for the team as they celebrated their 100th race in Super GT. A special commemorative video was uploaded as well as a 1/7 scale figure of the 2021 Racing Miku had been announced.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start the race in 5th place and would maintain her position until their mandatory pitstop where they only changed their left tyres. The team would gain positions after two cars infront of her collide forcing both cars out of the points. But the chances for a podium would fade as another two cars would overtake the Miku AMG as her tyres were wearing out.

The race would finish with GT500’s reigning champions, the #1 STANELY NSX crossing the finish line followed by the #2 Lotus Evora MC winning the race in the GT300 category.

With 6 points scored in the race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands in 10th place in the drivers’ standings with their best finish so far this season.

The next race will be on the 21st and 22nd of August at the Suzuka International Circuit that was postponed since May.

May 062021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the second round of Super GT in eighth position at Fuji Speedway. The race took place on a Tuesday as it was the weeklong holidays of Golden Week in Japan.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in 11th position after an improvement from their last round in qualifying prior to the race. The race would see the first use of the Full Course Yellow (FCY) meaning all cars on track must slow down and overtaking is not allowed. The same rule applies like with the safety car that the pit lane closes during a Full Course Yellow.


The 500km long race would finish with the #17 Astemo NSX winning in GT500 and the #60 Syntium GR Supra winning in GT300. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 8th with some cars in front of her were having problems falling down the grid before the finish.


With 3 points scored. Goodsmile Racing is currently 13th in the drivers’ standings. The next race will be on the 29th and 30th of May at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Header image by @kudou039 on Twitter

Apr 122021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the opening race of Super GT at the Okayama International Circuit in 14th position after starting at the back of the grid in 27th place after being eliminated in the first qualifying session prior to the race on the previous day.

The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG would fight her way into 23rd place before the first safety car got deployed due to the #30 apr Toyota Prius got spun around by the #34 Yogibo Honda NSX forcing the Toyota to retire from the race. The race would restart on Lap 13.

The safety car got deployed again when the #360 Run-Up Nissan GT-R went off the track and collided with the wall at the first corner of the track. But before the safety car deployed, a lot of teams stopped for their mandatory pitstop fearing that the safety car would deploy again which led to the pit lane being overcrowded as teams were pushing back their cars due to the limited space they have.

The race would finish with the #14 ENEOS Toyota Supra winning the race in GT500 while the reigning champions in GT300, the #56 Realize Nissan GT-R would win in their category with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in 14th position just a lap behind from the class leader.

With no points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing is currently outside of the top 10 in the drivers’ standing along with the other teams that also did not score points. As this was only the first race, we still have another seven more races so look forward to the upcoming races.

The next race will be at Fuji Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of May. Do keep in mind that the race will run on a Tuesday as it will be Golden Week in Japan.

Mar 302021
 

Goodsmile Racing reveals the Tropical Version of the 2021 Racing Miku in a recent livestream broadcasted on their YouTube channel. Despite the absence of the overseas rounds in Super GT due to the ongoing pandemic, it is still nice to see Miku with a different look if the oversea races were to happen.

In addition, a collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Sonico also wearing the 2021 racing outfit. As well as a 1/18 and 1/43 scale model of the Hatsune Miku AMG the team is driving with for this season. The 1/18 scale model comes with a special acrylic casing. Both models are available for preorder from 30th March 2021 until 29th April 2021 at 1200hrs JST.

 

1/18 Scale Miku AMG → https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10995

1/43 Scale Miku AMG → https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10996

And finally, a special commemorative site has opened to celebrate the team’s 100th race in Super GT. Last year they celebrated their 100th race with the Hatsune Miku GT Project which included non-Super GT races to clarify.

Commemorative Site → https://www.goodsmileracing.com/100thrace/

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.