A Japanese racing team LMP MOTORSPORT announced on February 9th that they will not compete in the Super GT series during the 2013 season. The Super GT series (the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship) is the most popular grand touring car race series in Japan. Their "Ika Musume NAC Ferrari" had participated in the series in collaboration with the popular manga/anime series Shinryaku! Ika Musume/Squid Girl since 2011. They said, "We have been preparing to continue the collaboration to compete in the 2013 season. Unfortunately, we couldn't make the proper arrangements for it. We have to decide not to participate in the Super Gt series this year and stop 'invading' the earth." The team aim to return in the Super GT series in 2014.
photos © LMP MOTORSPORT
Source: Auto Sport Web
Ikamusume image © Masahiro Anbe (Weekly Shonen Champion)/Uminoie Lemon Nigouten