42 cars enter SuperGT Rd.1 Okayama.
In start difficult condition, #17 KEIHIN REAL NSX (Hideki Mutoh) only put slick tire. But rain again.
Pole sitter KeePer TOM’s RC F (Andrea Caldarelli) great start and early lead first few laps. But defending champion #1 Motul NISMO GT-R (Ronie Quintarelli) approach gradually. In lap17, Quintarelli pass Caldarelli.
However, Quintarelli faced the brake trouble and retired.
Then Drago Modulo NSX (Takashi Kogure) pass Caldarelli. Before the pit stop, Takashi Kogure lead.
After each pit stop and driver change.
KeePer RC F(Ryo Hirakawa) who gets yesterday pole sitter return to top. But RAYBRIG NSX (Takuya Izawa) pass Hirakawa. Although more rain coming, Takuya Izawa struggle. Because Izawa wears Hard-wet compound.
On the other hand, Hirakawa wears Soft-wet. So Hrakawa shows strong pace in many rainfall. In last 15 lap, Hirakwa pass Izawa and extending the lead more and more.
Finally, Hirakawa earn a 44 second lead from 2nd, and KeePer TOM’s RC F (Andrea Caldarelli/Ryo Hirakawa) wins first round of Okayama. For Hirakawa, his first ever SuperGT wins on his first full entry season.
2nd is RAYBRIG NSX (Naoki Yamamoto/Takuya Izawa), 3rd is ZENT CERMO RC F (Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura).
Many rookie driver and team shows Impressive performance.
・Youngest driver(21years old) Ryo Hirakawa wins. Super Formula race winner Tomoki Nojiri is 4th.
Ex F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen finish 5th. Mclaren F1 development driver Oliver Turvey and new team Drago finish 6th.
Tanax Gainer GT-R (Andre Couto/Katsumasa Chiyo) start from pole. 2nd is same Gainer car #11 Gainer Tanax SLS (Katsuyuki Hiranaka/Bjorn Wirdheim) gambling set slick tire.
But #11 Gainer’s gambling not successful.
#31 apr Prius (Koki Saga/Yuichi Nakayama) shows amazing pace and pass Couto. Saga and Prius with Bridgestone tire perfect fit in condition. Even driver change Saga to Yuichi Nakayama (who debut Super Formula last year), continue earn big lead.
Finally, apr Prius (Koki Saga/Yuichi Nakayama) takes victory. And first wins for Yuichi Nakayama.
2nd is same Hybrid cars ARTA CRZ (Shinichi Takagi/Takashi Kobayashi). 3rd is Audi R8 Hitotsuyama (Richard Lyons/
Defending champion HatsuneMiku SLS (Nobuteru Taniguchi/Tatsuya Kataoka) finished 5th.
Vivac Tsuchiya 86 (Takeshi Tsuchiya/Takamitsu Matsui) is best GT300 mother chassis based car.
Next round is Fuji speed way 500km race.
Full race of NISMO TV (can not watch from Japan and Thailand)