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James Rossiter confirms Super GT return for Fuji and Suzuka

Two-time Suzuka 1000km winner James Rossiter confirmed his return to the Autobacs Super GT Series in 2018, via social media on Thursday.

The 34-year-old British driver will compete in the second and third rounds of the 2018 Super GT Season, alongside his full-time commitments in the Japanese Super Formula Championship in 2018 with Vantelin Team TOM’s.

His two race run includes driving in the prestigious Fuji GT 500km Race on the Golden Week holiday of May 4, and in the Suzuka GT 300km Fan Festival on May 20.

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Super GT publishes Fuji test entry list

On Monday, the GT Association (GTA) published the entry list for the upcoming second pre-season test for the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, to be held at Fuji Speedway on March 24 & 25.

42 cars will take part, as will 90 different drivers, over the two days of the final tune-up before the season gets underway on April 8 at Okayama International Circuit.

The testing lineup is headlined by the GT500 return of James Rossiter, plus the first competitive GT500 test for Toyota young driver Sho Tsuboi, who are expected to race in the Fuji 500km in place of Kazuki Nakajima and Kamui Kobayashi respectively.

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Hirakawa, Rossiter return to Super Formula with Toyota

Catching up with the Japanese Super Formula Championship, as part of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s 2018 motorsport activities announcement, Toyota confirmed 10 of their 11 drivers for the upcoming Super Formula campaign.

Two-time and defending Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura will lead the charge for Toyota in 2018, with Ryo Hirakawa returning to the series after a two-year absence for Itochu Enex Team Impul, and James Rossiter returning full-time to replace the retired André Lotterer at Vantelin Team TOM’s.

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Super GT drivers & alumni take part in Formula E Rookie Test

Five current and former drivers from the Autobacs Super GT Series took part in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s rookie test, held the day after the Marrakesh ePrix at the street circuit in Morocco.

Nissan factory driver Mitsunori Takaboshi, the reigning All-Japan Formula Three champion, was the marquee driver of the group – which also featured Lexus Team au TOM’s driver James Rossiter, Lexus Team Wako’s LeMans driver Andrea Caldarelli, plus former GT500 race winner Frédéric Makowiecki and former GT300 race winner Alexandre Imperatori.

Of the five drivers, it was Rossiter who had the best showing, placing fifth overall out of the twenty drivers taking part.

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