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.
This race was special for the team as they celebrated their 100th race in Super GT. A special commemorative video was uploaded as well as a 1/7 scale figure of the 2021 Racing Miku had been announced.
The haregi version is meant to be for the 10 Hours of Suzuka but the race was announced back in March earlier this year that it will be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite the disappointment from the team, they wrapped the new Racing Miku on a spare bonnet for display at the Akiba CO Gallery.
The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in 11th position after an improvement from their last round in qualifying prior to the race. The race would see the first use of the Full Course Yellow (FCY) meaning all cars on track must slow down and overtaking is not allowed. The same rule applies like with the safety car that the pit lane closes during a Full Course Yellow.
The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG would fight her way into 23rd place before the first safety car got deployed due to the #30 apr Toyota Prius got spun around by the #34 Yogibo Honda NSX forcing the Toyota to retire from the race. The race would restart on Lap 13.
In addition, a collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Sonico also wearing the 2021 racing outfit. As well as a 1/18 and 1/43 scale model of the Hatsune Miku AMG the team is driving with for this season. The 1/18 scale model comes with a special acrylic casing. Both models are available for preorder from 30th March 2021 until 29th April 2021 at 1200hrs JST.
The next Racing Miku has also been announced with illustrations by LEN[A-7]. The same artist who did the visuals for Magical Mirai 2016. The Nendoroid designed has also been announced and is on display at their end of year party.
Now this was a genius idea: A Racing Miku themed talking coin bank, where Miku grabs your coins and stores them safely for you! The manufacturer SHINE thought to make exactly this with not just one, or even two, but FOUR versions to choose from! These adorable chatting coin banks are now available for preorder.
This design will be featured in upcoming merchandise, as well as at this year’s Round 4 race in Thailand for the SUPER GT 2019 competition. A figure is also likely to be announced sometime later, so stay tuned for those updates!
Goodsmile Racing has finally announced the design for their 2019 Race Machine for competing in SUPER GT! The itasha-styled car is fully covered with this year’s Racing Miku 2019 artwork by Annin Oiko, and it looks stunning as usual! We can’t wait to see this one on the race track.