Evangelion Racing created in a tie-up with “Evangerion Shin Gekijōban (Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition or Rebuild of Evangelion) has announced to return to the auto race Super GT.
For the team, this is the first participation in Super GT since 2013.
Accordingly, they have started recruiting individual sponsors, offering various benefits to Evangelion fans and race fans.
Evangelion Racing is an official racing team which was created in a promotional tie-up with “Evangerion Shin Gekijōban (Rebuild of Evangelion)” in 2010. By regarding the machine as the “Eva Shogōki (Eva Test Type-01)”, the driver as a pilot, and the pit as the NERV Headquarters, the team succeeded in breathing new life into the world of motor sports.
Evangelion Racing participated in the Super GT series from 2010 to 2013, and then withdrew from the race series. Now they have determined to compete in the series again in response to the passionate requests from fans.
In 2016, the team will introduce a new vehicle, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 built to the Group GT3 regulations maintained by the FIA. They will exploit the machine named “Eva RT Shogōki (Test Type-01) Rn-s AMG GT” and marked with the car number 111 to go for the top of the races.
The race queens wear costumes like plugsuits worn by Eva pilots. They are cast as characters in the anime: Hiromi Hikichi as Rei Ayanami, Haruna Noro as Asuka Langley Shikinami, Mizuki Kamio as Mari Illustrious Makinami, Sayaka Hoshijima as Shinji Ikari, and Honami Maruyama as Kaoru Nagisa. Attention should also be paid to these girls adding glamour to the races.
A wide range of plans are provided for individual sponsors from 1,000 yen to 200,000 yen. Various benefits are offered: Fashion items such as T-shirts, caps, and multi-functional vests, “SUPER GT Race Queen On-site Exchange Plan” including photo shoots with race queens, and “Eva Racing SUPER GT VIP Tickets” including the admission to the VIP room off-limits to unauthorized personnel. For more information, please check the special Web page.
Source : http://animeanime.jp/article/2016/03/10/27375.html