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.