Introducing the teams

About APR

APR were established in 2000, working together with Toyota to race in Japan’s Super GT series. APR have won their series 3 times in 2002, 2005 and 2007. Recently they finished 2nd in the 2016 and 2017 series. In 2012, APR (along with one other team) became the first GT300 team to race with a hybrid car, a race modified version of the Toyota Prius.

 

 

About the

Super GT

Super GT began in 1993, and is widely thought of as the top level of sports car racing in Japan. It is sanctioned by the JAF and the GTA. It has two series, GT500 (15 teams) and GT300 (20 teams). Originally, 500 and 300 referred to the maximum BHP of the cars, however these days the cars in both series produce way over the traditional limits. In 2014, Super GT and the German touring car series DTM announced the creation of “Class One” which would unify GT500’s and DTM’s technical regulations, allowing manufacturers to race in both series with a single specification of car. After some delays, full unification of technical regulations is set for 2019.

 
Records & Achievements

APR Super GT300 Record

2018
3rd Driver’s Championship
2017
2nd Driver’s Championship
2016
2nd Driver’s Championship

 

About the vehicle

Toyota GR Sports Prius PHV apr GT

Engine: Lexus RC F GT3-sourced 5.4-litre V8 engine with supercapacitor

Tyres: Car 30: Yokohama Car 31: Bridgestone

 

KYB Components Onboard

KYB Components
EPS

Hiroaki Nagai

Born April 6th 1968 – Japan

Nagai’s career highlight to date is winning the 2017 Super Taikyu Series ST-X. Nagai is racing in Car 30.

Manabu Orido

Born Dec 3rd 1968 – Japan

Orido’s career highlights include winning the Super GT300 in 1997 and 2009. He is racing in car 30.

Koki Saga

Born April 25th 1983 – Japan

Saga’s career highlights include podium finishes in Japanese Formula 3 and Formula Nippon. He is racing in car 31.

Yuichi Nakayama

Born July 29th 1987 – Japan

In 2007, he won the Toyota young drivers programme (TDP) Scholarship. His career highlights include winning the FCJ in 2010, the Japanese Formula 3 in 2013. He also races in Super GT GT300 and Super Taikyu for Tom’s Spirit- also supported by KYB. He is racing in car 31.

Race Schedule

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