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 Okayama prefecture and also the circuit where I secured my first podium in JGTC in 2002. I have taken numerous podiums and wins over my SuperGT career at this track so I know it very well indeed.
This year I know the competition standard is even higher and fiercer than previous years with all new drivers and cars including the likes of Lotus, Toyota 86's and a new Lexus RC-F all competing in GT300 this season.
As seen with testing times, its going to be difficult to predict who will have the edge. Fujii San and I are brimming with confidence as we know we have a super strong team with support from Blancpain champs WRT for our Audi R8. We hope that we can secure Audi Team Hitotsuyama's first podium of the year.
The season begins with the SuperGT circus rolling into Okayama on April 4-5, tune in wherever you are its bound to be a great start to the season!