Sakamoto returns to Excellence Porsche

In a late follow-up, Yuya Sakamoto will return to Excellence Porsche Team KTR to race at this weekend’s Fuji GT 300km Race.

Sakamoto will share the #33 Excellence Porsche 911 GT3-R with regular driver Naoya Yamano.

Jörg Bergmeister will once again be taking part in an IMSA SportsCar Championship event at Road America, while an error in the prelininary entry list had his elder brother Tim in the car – but it is Sakamoto who will race this weekend.

Sakamoto is a veteran of parts of nine seasons in Super GT from 2007 to 2015. He replaced WEC star Alexandre Imperatori in the second half of last season in the Excellence Porsche. Sakamoto has also driven for JLOC and Pacific Direction Racing in previous seasons.

The Excellence Porsche has yet to finish in the points this year – 14th at Sugo is the team’s best result of 2016.

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