Team Evangelion Racing has made its racing debut at the 3rd round of the Super GT, formerly known as the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (Japan GT), held at the Fuji Speedway Circuit recently.
Fielding a Toyota Corolla Axio, the team entered under the GT300 category of this prestigious racing series. The team will make its second appearance in June at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
The team went on to finish 9th in the race proper.
Super GT has long been a favourite means of promoting anime based products. Good Smile Company also has a racing team in the series, the Good Smile Racing Team, running a Hatsune Miku livery.
Their first entry was with a BMW Z4, but due to less than satisfactory results, they changed to the Porsche 996 GT3-RSR, and will change to the more powerful Porsche 997 GT3-R at round 7 of the series.
Another team which has anime roots is the Mach Go team, based upon the Mach Go Go Go anime series (Speed Racer in the USA).
Running the Vemac RD320R, the car is painted in homage to the original Mach 5 car of the famous racing anime series.
Just when a K-ON! car will seize poll position remains to be seen.