The provisional entry list for the Suzuka 10 Hours has seen a boost to 37 cars, following the addition of 12 Japan-based entries for the Aug. 25 race.
It follows an initial 25-car entry list published by SRO Motorsports Group earlier this week that featured full-season Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli manufacturer-nominated and one-off international entries.
The latest list features 13 manufacturers, including confirmation of at least three McLaren 720S GT3s, a Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R and a Super GT300-spec Lotus Evora ‘Mother Chassis’.
Super GT regulars include JLOC’s two Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evos, which return for a second year, a pair of new McLarens entered by Team Goh, and LM Corsa’s Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Goodsmile Racing, apr with ARN Racing, Team Hitotsuyama and CarGuy Racing were already confirmed, while the newly announced Team UpGarage Honda NSX GT3 Evo has been nominated to score IGTC points for the manufacturer.
Just one Mother Chassis entry is currently listed, the CarsTokaiDream28 Lotus Evora, which also appeared at Suzuka last year.
Super Taikyu is also well represented courtesy of SATO-SS Sports (Mercedes-AMG), MP Racing (Nissan) and Tairoka Racing (TBA).
Two more Japanese entries appear on the provisional list, in Callaway Competition with BingoSports Corvette C7 GT3-R, which contested the same race last August, and an extra McLaren – albeit currently without a team – featuring two-time FIA Formula 1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen.
Last year’s race, won by Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM, featured a 35-car grid.