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2023 Super GT: Exciting Season Begins with 42-Car Entry List Release

Toyota leads the list with the most cars in GT500 class, followed by Honda

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
I am 21 years old and an avid Motorsports enthusiast.

JAPAN: The 2023 Super GT championship will feature 42 cars, one fewer than last year’s single round at Fuji 450km. 

Toyota, Honda, and Nissan will continue their dominance in the GT500 class, with Toyota having the most cars entered. 

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Meanwhile, Bridgestone will supply tyres for ten of the fifteen cars in the top category, followed by Michelin, Yokohama, and Dunlop.

Nissan’s Team Impul will return with the #1 plate in place of its usual #12 after Bertrand Baguette and Kazuki Hiramine’s Super GT title triumph last year. 

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The GT500 will feature only three non-Japanese drivers this season, with Giuliano Alesi, Bertrand Baguette, and Ronnie Quintarelli rounding out the trio.

In the GT300 class, 27 cars from nine manufacturers are confirmed, including Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Lamborghini. 

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However, Pacific Racing is the only team without a confirmed car after the end of its partnership with CarGuy Racing. 

Ferrari, the only non-Japanese manufacturer in last year’s championship, seems unlikely to be represented in 2023. 

Yokohama will continue to supply tyres for 16 cars, while Dunlop will have six, Bridgestone four, and Michelin just one.

Team LeMans, JLOC, and R’Qs Motor Sports are all confirmed for the 2023 Super GT campaigns, despite having yet to make any official announcements. 

Team LeMans will field its Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II for Roberto Merhi and Yoshiaki Katayama. 

The two-car Lamborghini squad, JLOC, and Mercedes outfit R’Qs maintain unchanged line-ups from 2022.

In addition, Inging, Shade Racing (both Toyota GR86 GT), and Max Racing (Toyota GR Supra GT) are among the teams that have confirmed their plans for the upcoming season. 

GT300 stalwart Hiroki Katoh has stepped down as a full-time Super GT driver at Inging in favour of Toyota-backed youngster Hibiki Taira while still serving as a third driver and team principal for the coming campaign.

The 2023 Super GT season is set to be another exciting chapter in the history of Japanese motorsport. 

With Toyota, Honda, and Nissan continuing their GT500 dominance and the GT300 field featuring a diverse range of manufacturers, fans can expect a thrilling racing season.

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