Following the publication of 2018 series entry list (44 cars) on February 28th, GTA revealed the maximum number of cars allowed to start of each event this season. Maximum number of cars allowed to start remains same as last year.
Also, the conditions for the SUPER GT entrants of this season to participate in the 47th Summer Endurance “Suzuka 10 Hours” scheduled on August 24 – 26 was released based on the agreement with Mobilityland Corporation.
Max no. of cars allowed to start at 2018 events
Rd.1 Okayama 45 cars
Rd.2 Fuji 45 cars
Rd.3 Suzuka 45 cars
Rd.4 Thailand 42 cars Tentative. Excluding local wild card.
Rd.5 Fuji 45 cars
Rd.6 SUGO 43 cars
Rd.7 Autopolis 45 cars
Rd.8 Motegi 45 cars
* Abstract from 2018 GTA Bulletin No.006-S
Suzuka 10 Hours Endurance Race
Participation to other racing series is restricted by Article 10-4 of the SUPER GT Sporting Regulations, “The cars registered to participate in this Series are not allowed to race in any other races unless the GTA previously approved.” However, participation to the Suzuka 10 Hour Endurance Race has been permitted with the condition outlined below.
Conditions for the SUPER GT entrants to participate in the Suzuka 10 Hours Endurance Race.
* Outline mentioned below is an abstract of 2018 GTA Bulletin No.001-S.
Must be an entrant who is officially registered in the 2018 SUPER GT Series.
2. Eligible car
(1) Car which is actually participating in the GT300 class of 2018 SUPER GT Series.
(2) Car which was actually participating in the GT300 class of SUPER GT Series in 2017 or before.
Tires fitted on an eligible car must be a tire made by Pirelli and approved/registered by the promoter of Suzuka 10 Hours Endurance Race.
Driver who is not officially registered in the 2018 SUPER GT Series is permitted.
– 2018 SUPER GT Series point credit
Neither team nor driver points of SUPER GT Series will not be awarded in the Suzuka 10 Hours Endurance Race.
– Private test
Private test restrictions of the SUPER GT Series will not be applied if a test is conducted by wearing tires made by Pirelli and approved/registered by the organizer of Suzuka 10 Hours Endurance Race.
Entry application of Suzuka 10 Hours Race has already started, and, according to the official website of Suzuka Circuit, GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO, CarsTokaiDream28, GAINER, and Modulo Drago CORSE among the SUPER GT entrants have declared participation.
As already announced by Mobilityland at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 in January, the endurance race will be broadcast across 75 countries worldwide including Europe, Americas, and Asia via EUROSPORT/DISCOVEY, and for domestic TV Tokyo-affiliated BS satellite broadcaster “BS JAPAN (channel 7)” will offer free broadcast at real time during certain time-windows mainly around the start and finish of the race as well as complete live broadcast via streaming service.