October 16, 2011 (sun) Weather: Sunny / temperature: 25 ℃
Free practice in the morning was poor ranking because it was traveling at a tire that is not assumed in the finals in the wet, but was able to finish in a good balance.
Start of final charge of Kobayashi. It was found that nearly hit in the place where the vehicle in front has been in contact spin, with another car right after the start. The difference between the previous had to open it would pause in order to avoid contact, but the damage continued to run at the 13th without the machine. At first it was Kobayashi that fuel was not pick up the pace heavily, but I went up in position fuel becomes more lightly. I went to pit routine of a 32-lap interim order has become the first place there is also a pit stop of the vehicle in front. Kobayashi so was getting a feel that can go without replacing the tires of my stint, I complained of tire non-exchange strategy in wireless. It does not replace the tire, Muto was restored in the 9th course.
Muto was laps at a steady pace, and quickly. The end was getting difficulty in running and maintaining the grip of the tire also, but had continued to travel without losing pace. However, because the control was becoming difficult, and would then contact twice, it would be penalized, and took the checkered 11th but final ranking was 13th.
This year, Muto in GT in four years, Kobayashi has fought with the new combination of rookie that debuted this year. It is thought that considering that it fought with a combination of driver experience is small, it has delayed the season eventful very. With our fans who have also support this, it is thanks to the sponsor companies like giving me your support. I We would like to thank you deeply.
I think the strategy of "tire-free exchange was good. However, I hope to be able to increase the rank, to be able to earn points. Early it becoming difficult to late control, I have lost a couple of places so, I'm sorry.. thank you one this year "
(ARTA Project press release)