49-year-old Motoyama shares the Audi R8 LMS GT3 running under the banner of “Team LeMans and Motoyama Racing” with Yoshiaki Katayama, a newcomer carrying # 6, who has become famous for the Toyota GT500 team for many years.
This will be the first full campaign in the series of three SUPER GT champions since 2018, the last season of Nissan’s GT500 rank.
Since then, he has been an executive advisor to NISMO, but he has been active as a driver in the second stage Super Taikyu series, and at the end of last year he went out only once in the Formula Regional Japan Championship and Super Formula Lights.
Satoshi Motoyama, Team Goh
Photo: Atsushi Goto
“I’m very excited about this new challenge,” commented Motoyama. “First of all, we thank Nissan for providing us with an understanding and support for this new challenge while maintaining our existing relationships. We also encourage the enthusiasm of all Team LeMans staff to race with us. Has been done.
“I have been motivated by the desire to drive to the end of my life as a racing driver for the benefit of the people who support me, which is why I am here today.
“Since driving in Formula 3, I have been communicating with my teammate Yoshiaki Katayama. He is one of the young drivers with a lot of potential.
“I’m looking forward to racing with Katayama, who is still inexperienced, and growing into a driver that surpasses me. I hope to be in the middle of the podium together as soon as possible.”
Team LeMans, who won the GT500 title on behalf of top-class Toyota in the final season, returned to the SUPER GT tournament for the first time in a year, although it supported Hitotsuyama Racing of the Audi GT300 team last year.
The final coloring that Le Mans will use in 2021 has not yet been revealed, but the tire manufacturer is undecided.
# 21 Ichiyama Audi R8 LMS
Photo: Masahide Kamio
Satoshi Motoyama and Le Mans return to SUPER GT in 2021
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