The GR Supra GT4 took its second consecutive class win at the Fuji 24 Hours. As in 2020, ROOKIE Racing was successful at the Super Taikyu Series’ season highlight, this time in the ST-Q class. In addition, Hayashi Telempu Shade Racing’s GR Supra GT4 (#885) finished fourth in the ST-Z category just ahead of the #108 GR Supra GT4 entered by Future GPX Cyber Formula Racing with RFC.
The race on the 4.563-km Fuji Speedway also saw the debut of a new hydrogen race car. The innovative ORC ROOKIE Racing Toyota Corolla Sport “H2 Concept” stood up to the test and reached the finish after 24 hours with Morizo at the wheel. He shared the car with WEC World Champion Kamui Kobayashi, Takuto Iguchi, Masahiro Sasaki, Takamitsu Matsui and Hiroaki Ishiura.
Last weekend, the British GT Championship also kicked off the new season at Brands Hatch, with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK’s GR Supra GT4 one of the top contenders for the title. The car is run by Speedworks Motorsport and driven by 19-year-old Brit McKenna Scott, the first member of the new TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK Young Driver programme, and 47-year-old John Ferguson from Ireland. In qualifying, the duo secured fourth place on the GT4 grid and second in the Pro-AM class. In the race, Ferguson maintained his good starting position and remained within a second of the GT4 Pro-Am leader when he was tagged from behind on lap eight and sent spinning into the gravel. With the damage to the Supra’s suspension too great to repair, it was game over for the team.