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 Fuji rd 2 and Suzuka 1000km. It was great to have his input and experience as he has helped develop the R8 Ultra LMS from its inception.
My returning race partner Tomonobu Fujii San did a lot of the driving in the wet sessions in FP1 frequently setting top leading times.
When it came to my turn in the hot seat I set our fastest times in the dry FP2 and FP3 session to continue on from our good wet times.
Over the course of the 2 days we managed to find great settings for race and qualifying runs setting us up for the first race in just over 2 weeks.
All eyes now turn to Okayama for the season opener and we are confident we can easily improve on last year and give our fans a performance!