Porsche’s two customer teams from the Autobacs Super GT Series, D’Station Racing, and Gulf Racing Japan, will enter the 2018 24 Hours of Dubai – the blue riband event of the 24H Series by Creventic – on January 11-13, 2018 at the Dubai Autodrome.
Both teams will enter the top-level A6 category for FIA GT3 cars, with D’Station Racing bringing the upgraded, 2018-spec Porsche 911 GT3-R on track for the first time in advance of their full-season campaigns in Japan.
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The biggest free agent signing in Autobacs Super GT Series history is now official.
2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button announced during a talk show event at the Honda Racing Thanks Day in Twin Ring Motegi that he will be racing in Super GT full-time with Honda in the GT500 class.
Button, a veteran of over 300 Formula 1 Grand Prix starts, made his Super GT debut with Team Mugen in the Suzuka 1000km – and has long had his sights on a full-time drive in the series ever since.
“It’s been a dream for the last couple of years, I love the category,” said Button of Super GT. “I did one race at Suzuka earlier in the year, and it got me very excited – I’m very excited about the new season!”
“There’s a lot of testing to be done – to feel comfortable (in the car), and to hopefully improve the package, and go out next year and be competitive.”
No announcement of a team or co-drivers was made, we can expect that information to be revealed by February, when Honda announces their 2018 motorsports activities.
On Friday, the GT Association (GTA) held the third annual Super GT Heroes show from the Westin Hotel Tokyo, a postseason awards banquet to commemorate the accomplishments of the teams and drivers in the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series.
The awards kept coming in for GT500 Drivers’ Champions Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy, GT300 Drivers’ Champions Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka, and the Lexus Team KeePer TOM’s and Goodsmile Racing with Team UKYO squads as they were presented with their official championship trophies from the GT Association.
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On December 1, the GT Association (GTA) announced a revision to the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series calendar, which was originally released on July 28.
The revision is to the date of the Super GT in Kyushu 300km, the penultimate round of the season held at Autopolis circuit in Oita Prefecture, which has been moved forward one week from October 20-21 to October 13-14 to avoid a clash of dates with the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji.
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