Profiles of the Nissan-affiliated teams and of their drivers
#23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R
As Nissan's official racing team, NISMO has been involved in both domestic and overseas racing categories for many years. The outfit recorded their best season ever last year with three wins. They fought for the series' title with fellow NISSAN team MOLA right up to the final round, and ended up taking second place in the championship. This year they have changed their driver lineup. Paired up with ace driver Satoshi Motoyama is reigning FIA GT1 World champion Michael Krumm.
#12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R
TEAM IMPUL is led by “brave leader” Kazuyoshi Hoshino. The Calsonic blue machine, regarded widely as the team's symbolic colour, this year will once again demonstrate some fierce racing around the track. They have been using only Bridgestone campaigning in GT. In his second year paired alongside Oliviera in GTs, Tsugio Matsuda also returns to this team in Formula Nippon.
#24 D'station ADVAN GT-R
The only team using Yokohama tyres among the NISSAN GT-R group. This year will be their seventh season in SUPER GT. Handling dual careers in racing and the entertainment world, Masahiko Kondo has a history of successing new strategies, such as the first no tyre-change strategy in the GT500 class, which led his to wins. They will field the same drivers as last year, ace driver Hironobu Yasuda being supported by the more experienced Bjorn Wirdheim.
#1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R
Last year MOLA made the leap to the GT500 class. Taking advantage of the reliability and speed of their Michelin tyres, the team managed to score double titles - in both the Driver's and Team standings - in only their maiden season in the top category. This year they head into the season as defending champions with the same package of drivers and tyres.
#3 S Road NDDP GT-R
This season marks the first time Nissan/NISMO has entered the GT300 class of SUPER GT as part of their youth development program, the “Nissan Driver Development Program”. The drivers are Yuhi Sekiguchi, reigning C class champion in the All-Japan F3 championship, and Katsumasa Chiyo, the current N class champion in the All-Japan F3 championship. Guiding the pair is a NISSAN works' driver from years past, with an established reputation in rearing young up-and-comers, Director Masahiro Hasemi.