The GR Supra GT4 ends the 2021 motorsport season on a high. In the Japanese Super Taikyu Series, CSI Racing celebrated the car’s first victory in the highly competitive ST-Z class for GT4 cars while over in the US, Bluff City Racing ensured the first podium success for the GR Supra GT4 in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.
At the Super Taikyu Series’ season finale, CSI Racing’s GR Supra GT4 started from pole position and took the car’s first win in the ST-Z category at the 3-hour race at the Okayama International Circuit. Future GPX Cyber Formula Racing with RFC finished in third place with another GR Supra GT4. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s customer already showed a strong performance in qualifying, taking the top three positions on the grid. In the ST-Q class, Rookie Racing continued its winning streak with the GR Supra GT4 by celebrating its sixth victory in as many races in 2021.
First podium in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing customer team Bluff City Racing finished second at the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season finale. This was the first time a GR Supra GT4 finished on the podium in the US-based championship. After a thrilling two-hour race on Road Atlanta, Anton Dias Perera and Scott Andrews finished just 0.162 seconds behind the winner. Andrews also marked the fastest lap of the race in 1:26.296 seconds.
Forbush Performance, which has been battling for points and positions in GT4 America this year, fielded a GR Supra GT4 in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for the first time. Sharing the wheel of the #6 car were Luke Rumburg and Tom Long, who ended their guest appearance in eighth place.
Bad luck, however, struck TOYOTA GAZOO Latin America. Alfredo Najri and Pierre Kleinubing were involved in a collision, forcing them to retire from the event.