TEAM GMB, HATANO AND KUROIWA JOIN GT WORLD CHALLENGE ASIA’S GT4 CLASS

Sportscar Racing News

Team GMB will make its GT World Challenge Asia debut in 2020 after lodging a full-season GT4 entry.

The Japanese team was originally established in 1991 but hasn’t competed since its final All Japan GT Championship campaign in 2003. Now it returns with a Mercedes-AMG GT4 for Pro/Am pairing Hiroaki Hatano and Takumi Kuroiwa.

The Pro/Am classification – which must comprise one bronze and one silver-graded driver – has been added to next season’s GT World Challenge Asia GT4 championship. Entries will have separate podiums to their Am/Am counterparts who have raced in the class since the series was established in 2017.

GMB’s amateur element is provided by team owner Hatano. He initially raced in Super Taikyu but became a mainstay of the All Japan GT Championship (now known as Super GT) from 1996 until 2003 before joining the VITA Trophy Endurance Series in 2016.

Meanwhile, 31-year-old Kuroiwa was VITA…

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