2014 Subaru BRZ GT300 prepares for SUPER GT Series
The 2014 race season is about to start and Subaru is getting the all-new 2014 BRZ GT300 and 2015 Subaru WRX STI Nurburgring race car ready for racing action. They will also be ready as they will continue to support private drivers who will participate in the FIA World Rally Championship 2 (WRC2) and the European Rally Championship (ERC) racing.
Subaru is committed to motorsport around the globe and it helps them with the technology that we see in the production vehicles we drive everyday. They will gain valuable insights from the lessons learned through the grueling Nurburgring 24-Hour race in Germany with the 2015 WRX STI, and the new all-new 2014 BRZ GT300 that competes in the SUPER GT Series in Japan.
Even though the race cars may not win it all, valuable knowledge is gained from the Subaru Technica International (STI) teams that goes into the performance cars like the BRZ two-door coupe and Subaru WRX and WRX STI performance production cars. Subaru has been on the racing scene around the globe since the 90s. They have transferred the technology to the production STI vehicles we see today.
In the last season, the 2013 Subaru BRZ GT300 race car snatched pole position five times in eight races and achieved a class win. So it was a successful year for the BRZ two-door sports car. Subaru says they have upgraded the new 2014 version and STI will of course aim for a series win this year.
As in previous years, the team will be operated in conjunction with "R&D SPORT" Team led by Director Shinji Motojima, and Kouta Sasaki. Veteran driver Tetsuya Yamano who retired at the end of the season last year, will be replaced by the newly joined Takuto Iguchi will be driving for the team this year.
Even though the 2014 BRZ GT300 race car is heavily modified for the SUPER GT Series, it uses the same front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout as the production 2014 Subaru BRZ model that makes every day a track day. Subaru is also getting the 2014 Subaru WRX STI ready for the U.S. Rally Car Season that starts on January 24-25 in Atlanta, Michigan for the Sno*Drift Rally.
Stay tuned to Torque News for the 2014 BRZ GT300 SUPER GT Series and 2014 Subaru WRX STI U.S. Rally Car news.