The Super Taikyu Organisation (STO) has announced a revised calendar for the upcoming 2021 Super Taikyu Series, which includes the dates of two official tests at Fuji Speedway, as well as a new date for the series’ crown jewel event, the Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours.
Originally scheduled for the weekend of 4-6 June, the Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours has been moved forward two weeks to the weekend of 21-23 May. This will steer the event out of two noteworthy sports car calendar clashes, with the Nürburgring 24 Hours scheduled for 3-6 June, as well as Test Day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on 6 June.
To prepare for the event as well as the rest of the 2021 Super Taikyu Series, which will be the first year in a multi-year partnership with new tyre supplier Hankook Tire, there will be two official pre-season tests at Fuji: The first, on Saturday, 27 February, and the second, on Wednesday, 28 April. Neither test is compulsory.
In addition, Okayama International Circuit has chosen the weekend of 13-14 November to host the season finale. All other dates on the calendar that was originally announced on 20 November remain intact, and race distances have been confirmed for all other rounds: Five-hour races at Twin Ring Motegi (21 March), Autopolis International Racing Course (1 August), and Suzuka Circuit (19 September), and a pair of three-hour races at Sportsland Sugo (17-18 April) and Okayama.
2021 Super Taikyu Series schedule (as of 26 January 2021)
20-21 March: Twin Ring Motegi (5 Hours)
17-18 April: Sportsland Sugo (2 x 3 Hours)
21-23 May: Fuji Speedway (Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours)
31 July-1 August: Autopolis International Racing Course (5 Hours)
18-19 September: Suzuka Circuit (5 Hours)
13-14 November: Okayama International Circuit (2 x 3 Hours)
27 February: Fuji Speedway (Official Test 1)
28 April: Fuji Speedway (Official Test 2)
Feature image courtesy of the Super Taikyu Organisation (STO)