In partnership with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, ENEOS is pleased to announce its return to the Japanese SUPER GT series with TGR TEAM ENEOS ROOKIE. Competing in the 2021 SUPER GT GT500 class with a Toyota GR Supra carrying the ENEOS X PRIME livery, the team made its exciting debut with drivers Kenta Yamashita and Kazuya Oshima.

SUPER GT is a Japanese Grand Touring racing series, which began in 1993. Originally titled the Zen Nihon GT Senshuken (全日本GT選手権), it was better known as JGTC (All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship). In 2005, the series was renamed SUPER GT and is widely considered the top level of sports car racing in Japan.

There are two car classes in SUPER GT: GT300 and GT500, the categories derived from the traditional maximum horsepower limit (during the early years of the series); GT300 cars maxed out at 300hp and GT500 cars at 500hp. Current GT300 powerplants vary from 400 to 550hp, while GT500 can produce more than 650hp.

ENEOS was previously involved in the SUPER GT series from 2008 to 2015, and we’re delighted to be involved again with such a prestigious team and accomplished drivers.

MEET OUR DRIVER
KENTA YAMASHITA

Kenta Yamashita was born on August 3, 1995 in Chiba, Japan in the Chiba prefecture. He first competed in karts but is known for his successes in single-seater junior categories, including wins in the 2013 Formula Challenge Japan series and the 2012 Motegi Championship Formula Super FJ series. Yamashita joined the SUPER GT GT300 class in 2015 and currently competes in SUPER GT, Super Formula Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

MEET OUR DRIVER
KAZUYA OSHIMA

Kazuya Oshima was born on April 30, 1987 in Fukuoka, Japan in the Gunma prefecture. He was the 1999 winner of the All Japan Junior Kart Championship and attended the Formula Toyota Racing School (FTRS) in 2003, becoming the Formula Toyota champion in 2004. Oshima made his All Japan F3 debut in 2006, becoming the first FTRS champion the following year. In 2006, he also made his SUPER GT GT300 debut, setting the record for youngest pole position, and became the youngest ever GT300 champion when he won the title in 2007. In 2009, he stepped up to GT500, winning the championship his first year. Oshima participated in the 2010 Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race and has five class wins. In 2019, Oshima won the SUPER GT GT500 class driver’s championship.

ENEOS’ partnership with TGR TEAM ENEOS ROOKIE boosts its participation in global motorsports, joining other exciting series including MotoGP, Formula DRIFT, NASCAR, IndyCar and many more.

Stay tuned for regular updates from TGR TEAM ENEOS ROOKIE as it battles for the 2021 SUPER GT GT500 championship through our social media channels and event recaps!

MORE SUPER GT INFO
Toyota Gazoo Racing // Super GT Official

Super GT photographs by Noriaki Mitsuhashi / N-RAK Photo Agency.