Over 1 months break, Rd.4 is crazy hot Fuji speedway.
Before Rd.4, some testing held SUGO and Suzuka each tyre manufacturer trying new specs tyre for second half season.
In GT500, top 3 team #37 KeePer TOM’s RC F (Ryo Hirakawa/ Andrea Caldarelli) #12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R (J.P.Oliveira/ Hironobu Yasuda) #1 NISMO GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda/ Ronie Quintarelli) into restriction of fuel flow (over 50kg handy weight, exchange worth of 50kg to fuel restrict).
So top 3 team will struggle straight line speed, but not heavy weight.
#36 PETRONAS TOM’s RC F (James Rositter/ Daisuke Ito) and #ZENT CERMO RC F (Yuji Tachikawa/ Hiroaki Ishiura) are major contender for this race.
In GT300, #10 TANAX GAINER (Andre Couto/ Katsumasa Chiyo) and #3 B-MAX NDDP (Kazuki Hoshino/ Mitsunori Takaboshi) are both GT-R GT3 user dominate first half of season.
But JAF-GT team is has good potential. #21 Vivac Tsuchiya 86 (Takeshi Tsuchiya/Takamitsu Matsui) takes first ever mother chassis based GT300 at Thailand. And #2 SYNTIUM Evora (Hiroki Katoh/ Kazuho Takahashi) set top time at SUGO official testing.
On the other hand Audi R8 LMS user #21 Audi team Hitotsuyama (Richard Lyons/ Tomonobu Fujii) and #86 Racing tech (Shinya Hosokawa/ Christian Mamerow) gets new BOP effort. And Racing tech announce new partnership with Phoenix racing.
・FIA-F4 Japan return with 38 cars
Tadasuke Makino dominate first half of season with 3wins. But other competitor continued to progress many testing session.
Some new competetor enters this round. Paul Ip (Founder of KCMG) joins F4 with KCMG. Former KCMG driver James Munro depart from KCMG due to some reasons.