Photo of the weekend

Photo from the Twin Ring Motegi venue in Japan, where the 2015 Super GT season came to an end, as well the racing history of a curious car.

The car in question is the Toyota Prius GT of apr Racing, one of the entries of the GT300 class of the series. The very first Japanese hybrid car in Super GT took a commanding final victory at the Motegi 250 KM, way faster than its main opponents right from the start, in the same fashion as their other triumph in the season, in the first race at Okayama. With this second win, apr Racing drivers Koki Saga and Yuichi Nakayama finalized in third in the standings, and with this pair of wins, also came a pair of pole positions, at the Fuji 500 KM and at the Motegi 250 KM.

 With four seasons of racing history, the Prius GT achieved 4 pole positions, 8 podium finishes and 3 victories. Unfortunately, due to regulation constraints, the car will be out of competition, which also puts an end in the history of the Toyota RV8K engines, as the Super Formula championship traded them for the RI4A engines in 2014, and Rebellion Racing also traded their specially prepped RV8KLM for a AER P60 unit to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Toyota's Super GT focus in the GT300 class may shift entirely to the Dome 86 Mother Chassis model.

どうも ありがとう,プリウスGT.

PHOTO: Toyota GAZOO Racing