Super GT and Fuji Rd 2 was always going to be one of our toughest race weekends as we started the weekend with no pre season testing at this venue unlike all the other Championship contenders. Despite our lack of testing we got of to a great start in free practice setting a time of 1.38.0, a time 1.8 secs faster than we had recorded last season. We felt confident for qualifying, unfortunately with tire restrictions under SuperGT rules we didn’t have the optimum tire choice (
Our podium start to the 2015 season here at Okayama Circuit nestled in the misty mountains of Japan didn't come easy, not very easy at all! The weather kept us guessing in every session, trying to guess what the weather would do was like herding Cats, just impossible! As the team walked out and onto the grid we were still not sure which tire choice we should go for. The weather forecast basically gave us a bit of everything so we brought intermediate, wet and dry tires to cov
Here we are now just days away from the first race of the 2015 SuperGT season, a day that always gets my blood pumping in excitment and in preperation for what the season will bring, to see the fruits of all our hard work in testing pre season. Our pre season testing went very well and we walked away stronger for it and we are sure that this will translate into top finishes and podiums for Audi Team Hitotsuyama. Okayama is a circuit nestled into the Mimasaka countryside in Ok
It was great to be back in Japan after my off season absence, I always enjoy every second here both on and off the track.
Down to business now as I headed out to our first official Super GT session of the year with testing at Okayama international Circuit with AUDI team Hitotsuyama in our AUDI R8 Ultra LMS. We completed 215 laps over the 4 practice sessions posting the top 4 and top 2 times on each of the days. Stephane Ortelli joined us as he will be our 3rd driver for Fuj