The entry list is up by one car in GT300, giving a total of 44 cars on the entry list for the second race at Fuji Speedway this year.
The big announcement in GT300 is the return of NISMO Global Driver Exchange member Mitsunori Takaboshi to the series, driving the #48 Dijon Racing Nissan GT-R in the GT300 class alongside former GT300 champion Takayuki Aoki.
Takaboshi returns to the series having spent this season primarily competing in the European Blancpain GT Series for the NISMO GT Academy RJN Motorsports team.
The #108 Direction Racing Lamborghini Huracan is back after missing the last race at Sugo, and New Zealand’s Jono Lester will make his Super GT race debut after a successful rookie test at Suzuka Circuit in July.
Already well-traveled at age 26, Lester is also racing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia and GT Asia series this year. He raced in the Australian GT Championship from 2014-2015, and was a two-time ST-X class runner-up in the Super Taikyu Endurance Series in 2012 and 2013.
Lester joins regular Direction 108 driver and former GT300 champion Kyosuke Mineo.
Elsewhere, Tim Bergmeister will remain in the #33 Excellence Porsche, as his brother Jörg has a second consecutive clash with the IMSA SportsCar Championship at Road America the same weekend. Masami Kageyama also stays in the #5 Mach Toyota 86 MC.
Atsushi Tanaka is also back in the #360 RunUp & DOES GT-R of Tomei Sports, replacing Shota Kiyohara, who will be back for the Suzuka 1000km after an impressive performance at Sugo.