Many change for 2016 season?
Japanese Motorsports Magazine autosport report 2016 silly season update.
2015 champion, NISMO will be unchanges lineup Matsuda and Quintarelli. But other team has some rumor.
2nd position of series Team IMPUL will remain long time ace J.P.Oliveira. Yasuda will be remain for IMPUL. But Yuhi Sekiguchi who drove IMPUL at Super Formula winter testing rumor joins IMPUL both series.
Because Team principal Kazuyosi Hoshino seems like him.
If Sekiguchi joins IMPUL, Yasuda moves to MOLA alongside Motoyama.
Although Sekiguchi drove #19 Bandoh at Sepang testing.
Only Yokohama tyre team in Nissan, Kondo Racing might be appointed 2015 Blancpain GT champion Katsumasa Chiyo.
Top of Lexus team CERMO will remain strong lineup Tachimawa and Ishiura champion tag on Super Formula.
#36 TOM’s, #39 SARD will remain lineup.
#6 Team LeMans will change some things. Ace driver Oshima will not change, but Kunimoto will be move other team or lose seat. And LeMans changes Main sponsor from ENEOS.
#37 TOM’s super rookie Ryo Hirakawa will no changes. Team mate Andrea Caldarelli has interesting rumor, Caldarelli was test GP2 this winter. Caldarelli possibility move to GP2.
If Caldarelli move to GP2, 2015 Japanese F3 champion Nick Cassidy step up from F3.
Most no big change of 3 manufacturer.
#100 Kunimitsu only wins at 2015 season, #64 Nakajima, #17 Real, #15 Drago Corse. But Mclaren simulator driver Oliver Turvey test Real Racing at Honda private testing.
Red:Certainty Blue:Potential candidates Black：Rumor
#1 NISMO (Nismo GT-R GT500/Michelin)
Ronie Quintarelli/Tsugio Matsuda
#6 Team LeMans (RC F GT500/Bridgestone)
Kazuya Oshima/A.Caldarelli/Yuji Kunimoto/Yuichi Nakayama
#8 ARTA (NSX Concept GT/Bridgestone)
Kosuke Matsuura/Tomoki Nojiri/Takashi Kobayashi
#12 Team IMPUL (Nismo GT-R GT500/Bridgestone)
J.P.Oliveira/Hironobu Yasuda/Yuhi Sekiguchi
#15 Drago Corse (NSX Concept GT/Bridgestone)
Takashi Kogure/Oliver Turvey
#17 Real Racing (NSX Concept GT/Bridgestone)
Koudai Tsukakoshi/Hideki Mutoh
#19 Racing Project Bandoh (RC F GT500/Yokohama)
Juichi Wakisaka/Yuhi Sekiguchi/Yuji Kunimoto/Yuichi Nakayama
#24 Kondo Racing (Nismo GT-R GT500/Yokohama)
Daiki Sasaki/Katsumasa Chiyo/M.Kumm/J.Mardenborough
#36 TOM’s (RC F GT500/Bridgestone)
James Rositter/Daisuke Ito/N.Cassidy
#37 TOM’s (RC F GT500/Bridgestone)
Ryo Hirakawa/N.Cassidy/Kenta Yamashita
#38 CERMO (RC F GT500/Bridgestone)
Yuji Tachikawa/Hiroaki Ishiura
#39 SARD (RC F GT500/Bridgestone)
Kouhei Hirate/Heikki Kovalainen/A.Caldarelli
#46 MOLA (Nismo GT-R GT500/Michilin)
Satoshi Motoyama/Masataka Yanagida/Hironobu Yasuda
#64 Nakajima Racing (NSX Concept GT/Dunlop)
Daisuke Nakajima/Bertrand Baguette
#100 Team Kunimitsu (NSX Concept GT/Bridgestone)
Naoki Yamamoto/Takuya Izawa