Tomonobu Fujii and Sven Müller will return to drive the D’station Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R in the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series, the team announced in their press release on Wednesday outlining their plans for the upcoming season.
The previous GT300 championship runner-up Fujii, and the sensational German sophomore Müller, will be driving the #7 D’station Porsche – renumbered from their previous #33.
The press release also outlines that Müller will be committed to the full season with D’station Racing as the team pursues the GT300 championships in 2018.
Continue reading Same challengers, new number for D’station Racing
For the third time in as many seasons, the familiar colors of the Gulf Porsche 911 GT3-R will have a brand new driver lineup behid it for the 2018 Autobacs Super GT Series.
On Wednesday, Pacific with Gulf Racing, the joint venture of Pacific Racing Team and Gulf Racing Japan, confirmed the new driver lineup of Rintaro Kubo and Keishi Ishikawa for 2018, who replace the departing Jono Lester and Kyosuke Mineo.
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The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, on January 27-28 from Daytona International Speedway, might very well be the most star-studded 24 hour endurance race of 2018, even more so than the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a deep premier category featuring two active Formula 1 drivers and countless former winners at this race, and Le Mans, and all over the world, it’s truly a global marquee event.
Across the 50 cars, and nearly 200 drivers of all skill levels, nine drivers who’ve raced in Super GT up through the 2017 season will take part, from the star-studded Prototype class, to the all-out brawls in the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes. They’re headed up by the most recent Super GT drivers of that group – and one that is set to join the grid in 2018.
Continue reading Ten current & former Super GT drivers to tackle Rolex 24
Representing the Autobacs Super GT Series and Pirelli Super Taikyu Series, D’station Racing battled back through two early tyre punctures to finish 13th overall, and 6th in the A6-Pro class, in the Dubai 24 Hours at Dubai Autodrome – the most prestigious pro-am GT & touring car event on the calendar.
The #20 D’station Porsche 911 GT3-R, driven by gentleman driver Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii, Seiji Ara, and Tsubasa Kondo completed 587 laps, ultimately finishing 19 laps down from the eventual winners at Black Falcon Motorsports – but completing all 24 hours of racing and putting in a respectable effort in their first time at the event.
Continue reading D’station Racing overcome early adversity to finish 13th in Dubai