FIA-GT3

The next stage.

Neatly coinciding with the upcoming market launch of the road-going version of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the sports car and performance brand of Mercedes-Benz is presenting a new customer sport racing car that complies with FIA GT3 race regulations in the form of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3.

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2015 Super GT itasha* roster (that’s all of them)

Top: #0 Good Smile Racing / Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 / Tatsuya Kataoka, Nobuteru Taniguchi
Bottom: #9 Pacific Racing Team (not the same team as this one, unfortunately) / McLaren MP4-12C GT3 / Tohjiro Azuma, Takuya Shirasaka

*as in, outright putting anime characters/vocaloids, or figurines of vocaloids on their livery, not just a livery inspired by a car from an anime or a mecha unit

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Acura NSX GT3, 2017. The GT3 version of the Honda/Acura NSX is set to make its public testing debut later today (July 28) during the practice sessions of the Pirelli World Challenge held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is expected to receive homologation for the FIA GT3 class in the coming months and will start GT racing across North America next year. 

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GT Racing + Endurance racing

I always fail to update this blog…and I’m not sure why.. probably because I’m not generally a fan of talking about myself, as I often don’t have anything interesting to say there…

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I do update another site pretty regularly though - http://www.thepitwall.com/

The Pitwall covers mostly GT and endurance racing, with last year the main focus being on FIA GT1, GT3, GT4 and this year so far being mostly VLN… with some big endurance races to come.

A lot of focus so far has been on the ADAC 24h at the Nürburgring, which is in my book the most exciting race in the world, and there’s also the little thing at Le Mans later on this month too!

That said the FIA GT circus is at Silverstone this weekend, so there’ll be some high quality photos, with some accompanying prose coming there over the weekend - so if you’re not already, check out the ThePitwall :)