Hitotsuyama has actually been a pillar of SUPER GT and also its leader the JGTC, having actually completed in the Japanese collection on and also off considering that 1996, and also considering that 2012 it has actually stood for Audi in the GT300 course.
Because time it has actually attained 3 success as well as taken a finest champion surface of 3rd, which was available in 2016 with Tomonobu Fujii and also Richard Lyons.
Its newest success came this year at Motegi with motorists Takuro Shinohara and also Shintaro Kawabata, yet that was the only time the # 21 Audi R8 LMS ended up inside the factors all period.
In a declaration launched on Thursday, Hitotsuyama specified it its “pausing” from SUPER GT in 2022, emphasizing that “we absolutely prepare to return in the future”.
No reference was constructed from Hitotsuyama’s cooperation with Team LeMans, which got in the only various other Audi on the grid in 2021 however stopped working to rack up factors all year with Satoshi Motoyama and also Yoshiaki Katayama.
Shinohara has actually currently safeguarded a drive for the 2022 period with the LEON Mercedes group, yet Kawabata’s prepare for the brand-new project continue to be unsure.
In other places, today Super Taikyu team Shade Racing introduced it will certainly be signing up with the SUPER GT area in the GT300 course, albeit without offering any kind of information on the sort of cars and truck it will certainly make use of or motorists.
The Gotemba-based team won the ST-4 course in Super Taikyu this period with a Toyota GT86.
Three-time GT300 title-winning clothing Goodsmile Racing has actually additionally validated that it will certainly enter into the brand-new period with a the same line-up of Nobuteru Taniguchi as well as Tatsuya Kataoka in its Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.