New Japanese Super GT cars largely built to current DTM regulations

The 2014 Japanese Super GT cars presented in Suzuka on Friday August 16, have been largely constructed using the DTM’s current technical regulations.

An agreement was announced earlier in the year between the DTM and the Japanese Super GT series, which sees both series use the same technical regulations.

As a result, the cars made by Honda, Lexus and Nissan will have the opportunity to compete in the DTM in the future.

The uniform regulations will also be adopted by a new US-based Grand-Am series, and by 2017, all three series will be at the same technical level.

After the Suzuka roll-out, the ITR chairman, Hans-Werner Aufrecht, congratulated the chairman of the Super GT organizer, Masaaki Bandoh, via video-link.

“[Congratulations to those] who have succeeded in carrying out the roll-out of all three cars at Suzuka this weekend, and my congratulations also to the drivers,” he said. “They can look forward to fantastic cars, to sporty cars, and I think that competition will be similar to that here in Germany.”