Goodsmile Racing has finished the sixth round of Super GT in sixth position as the race returns to Autopolis for the first time since 2019.
The team placed in 19th position for the start of the race as they failed to qualify into the second qualifying session. But electrical troubles would follow the next day and the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in last place from the pitlane.
今週末は「SUPER GT 2021 Round6 AUTOPOLIS」！— 森倉円 (@morikuraen) October 22, 2021
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The Goodsmile Hatsune Miku AMG will start from the pit lane because of electrical troubles. Taniguchi and Kataoka originally qualified on P19. #SUPERGT pic.twitter.com/NoAaZvMUwk— geinou (@geinou) October 24, 2021
The first half of the race involved two safety cars with the #22 RQ’s AMG and #48 Shokumou GT-R involved with big crashes on separate occasions. Fortunately, both of the drivers are okay after the crashes.
The race ended with the #8 ARTA NSX winning in the GT500 class followed by the #31 apr Toyota Prius shortly after in the GT300 class. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 6th after a long recovery drive after starting from the back of the grid.
With 5 points scored, Goodsmile Racing is now currently 10th in the drivers’ standings. The next race will return to the Twin Ring Motegi on the 6th and 7th of November.