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47 Cars Entered For Suzuka S-Tai 5 Hour Race

Three teams elect to withdraw due to COVID-19 concerns

The Super Taikyu Organisation has published the entry list for the upcoming Suzuka S-Tai 5 Hour Race, which will be held on 19 September at historic Suzuka Circuit. This will be the series’ first visit to Suzuka since 2019, after the 2020 event was cancelled twice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

While the event is still set to take place this weekend, the effect of the latest wave of COVID-19 outbreaks has led multiple teams to decide against taking part in this weekend’s race.

From the ST-X (FIA GT3) class, MP Racing and their #9 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 will not take part. From the lower categories, Asano Racing Service will not enter their ST-4 class #18 WedsSport Toyota 86 that won at the Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours, and was 11.5 points out of the class championship lead after four rounds. Murakami Motors will not enter either of their ST-5 class Mazda Roadsters, including the orange #88 Roadster that is currently third in the standings.

Of the 47 teams that are taking part, the innovative ROOKIE Racing #32 Toyota Corolla Sport “H2 Concept” will race at Suzuka for the first time, after successfully completing its first two races so far.

Five cars will compete for top honours in the ST-X class, and eleven GT4 cars are entered in ST-Z. Audi Team AS Sport plan to return after skipping the last round in Autopolis, while Shinichi Takagi makes his first start in the series since his season-ending accident in the 2020 race at Okayama. Takagi will drive the #23 Mercedes-AMG GT4 for TK Racing Invitation (TKRI).

Entry list current as of 17 September 2021.

 No.ClassTeamDriversCar
116ST-X (GT3)Porsche Center OkazakiHiroaki Nagai
Yuta Kamimura
Yuichi Nakayama
Porsche 911 GT3-R
231ST-X (GT3)aprHideki Nagai
Koki Saga
Kazuto Kotaka
Lexus RC F GT3
381ST-X (GT3)GTNET Motor SportsNoboyuki Oyagi
Takayuki Aoki
Kiyoto Fujinami
Ryuichiro Oyagi
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
4290ST-X (GT3)Floral Racing with ABSSATadao Uematsu
Keita Sawa
Shintaro Kawabata
Yuji Ide
McLaren 720S GT3
5777ST-X (GT3)D'station RacingSatoshi Hoshino
Tomonobu Fujii
Tsubasa Kondo
Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT3
63ST-Z (GT4)Endless SportsYudai Uchida
Hideki Yamauchi
Togo Suganami
Ryo Ogawa
Mercedes-AMG GT4
720ST-Z (GT4)SS/YZ Racing with StudieTomohide Yamaguchi
Seiji Ara
Yuya Sakamoto
BMW M4 GT4
822ST-Z (GT4)Porsche Team EBI Waimarama"Kizuna"
Katsumasa Chiyo
Naoya Yamano
Riki Okusa
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport
923ST-Z (GT4)TKRIDaisuke Matsunaga
Yuya Motojima
Shinichi Takagi
Mercedes-AMG GT4
1047ST-Z (GT4)D'station RacingTatsuya Hoshino
Manabu Orido
Takuro Shinohara
Kenji Hama
Aston Martin AMR Vantage GT4
11108ST-Z (GT4)Future GPX Cyber Formula Racing with RFCToshio Suzuki
Takeshi Matsumoto
Seiya Jin
Toyota GR Supra GT4
12111ST-Z (GT4)Hiroshima Toyopet RacingToshiyuki Matsuda
Yuga Furutani
Yasutaka Hinoi
Ryo Hirakawa
Toyota GR Supra GT4
13311ST-Z (GT4)C.S.I RacingHirokazu Suzuki
Rintaro Kubo
Yusuke Shiotsu
Kimiya Sato
Toyota GR Supra GT4
14500ST-Z (GT4)Team 5ZigenRyuichiro Otsuka
Toshihiro Kaneishi
Kakunoshin Ohta
Mercedes-AMG GT4
15505ST-Z (GT4)Audi Team AS SportGenki Nishimura
Shaun Thong 🇭🇰
Takeshi Okamoto
Shozo Tagahara
Audi R8 LMS GT4
16885ST-Z (GT4)Hayashi Telempu Shade RacingHiro Hayashi
Katsuyuki Hiranaka
Ai Miura ♀
Toyota GR Supra GT4
1775ST-TCRTeam NoahKuniyuki Haga
Yoshikazu Sobu
Shigetomo Shimono
Shingo Wada
Honda Civic TCR
1897ST-TCRRacer M&K RacingMitsuhiro Endo
Shinji Nakano
Syun Koide
Honda Civic TCR
1928ST-QROOKIE RacingNaoya Gamou
Daisuke Toyoda
Kenta Yamashita
Yasuhiro Ogura
Toyota GR Supra
2032ST-QROOKIE RacingTakuto Iguchi
Masahiro Sasaki
Akio "Morizo" Toyoda
Takamitsu Matsui
Toyota Corolla Sport H2 Concept
212ST-1KTM Cars JapanTaiyou Iida
Kazuho Takahashi
Hiroki Katoh
Hiroki Yoshimoto
KTM X-Bow GTX
2238ST-1Tracy SportsYuui Tsutsumi
Ryohei Sakaguchi
Makoto Hotta
Toyota GR Supra
2371ST-1Akiland RacingMasayoshi Oyama
Tatsuya Tanigawa
Ken Yamamoto
Makio Saito
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
246ST-2Shinryo Racing TeamTomohiro Tomimasu
Yasushi Kikuchi
Masazumi Ohashi
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
257ST-2Shinryo Racing TeamYoshiki Fujii
Masato Narisawa
Keisuke Anzai
Shingo Imai
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2656ST-2Claris RacingHideki Katoh
Kizuku Hirota
Tomoki Iida
Ryo Yamada
Toyota GR Yaris
2759ST-2TOWA INTEC RacingManabu Osawa
Hitoshi Gotoh
Mizuki Ishizaka
Subaru WRX STI
28225ST-2Kobe Toyopet Motor SportsSeita Nonaka
Hibiki Taira
Miki Onaga ♀
Kengo Ichijo
Toyota GR Yaris
2915ST-3Okabe Jidosha MotorsportsMasaaki Nagashima
Kazuomi Komatsu
Masaya Kohno
Nissan Fairlady Z34
3039ST-3Tracy Sports with DeltaYusuke Tomibayashi
Kazuya Oshima (b.1997)
Hirotaka Ishii
Lexus RC 350
3141ST-3Tracy Sports with DeltaYuma Shoji
Yoshihiro Ito
Ryuta Ukai
Lexus RC 350
3252ST-3Saitama Toyopet GreenBraveNaoki Hattori
Hiroki Yoshida
Kohta Kawaai
Toyota Crown RS
3362ST-3HELM MotorsportsYuya Hiraki
Tomoki Takahashi
Reiji Hiraki
Lexus RC 350
34244ST-3Max RacingToru Tanaka
Tetsuya Tanaka
Atsushi Miyake
Nissan Fairlady Z34
35310ST-4C.S.I RacingSho Tsuboi
Shinya Hosokawa
Fuma Horio
Toyota 86
36884ST-4Hayashi Telempu Shade RacingYuji Kunimoto
Keishi Ishikawa
Eijiro Shimizu
Toyota 86
374ST-5Team BrideYuya Ohta
Hiroshi Ito
Kazuaki Yasui
Takuji Okada
Honda Fit RS
3817ST-5Team NOPROTobio Ohtani
Masataka Inoue
Toshihiko Nogami
Yoshihiro Kato
Mazda Demio XD
3937ST-5Team NOPROKaoru Ijiri
Kazunori Yoshioka
Yutaka Seki
Tatsuya Nogami
Mazda Demio XD
4050ST-5Love Drive RacingKoji Yamanishi
Yoshihito Shinoda
Hiroyuki Matsumura
Mazda Roadster
4166ST-5Over DriveTakayuki Takechi
Tatsuya Ota
Takahisa Ohno
Kyosuke Inomata
Mazda Roadster
4272ST-5Nihon Automobile CollegeMakoto Kanai
Tetsuya Yamano
Anna Inotsume ♀
Mazda Roadster
4378ST-5Love Drive RacingJunko Fujii ♀
Akie "Jco" Iinuma ♀
Hiroki Takenouchi
Mazda Roadster
44103ST-5HM RacersKota Sasaki
Soichiro Yoshida
Tomomitsu Seno
Mazda Mazda2
45222ST-5Honda Cars TokaiToshiki Takeuchi
Masanori Tanaka
Hajime Saimen
Daisuke Yamawaki
Honda Fit RS
46456ST-5Avantech Racing Team/Over DriveRiku Hashimoto
Kousei Kanto
Tatsuya Osaki
Koji Obara
Mazda Roadster
W/D743ST-2Honda R&D ChallengeWithdrawnHonda Civic Type R