A handful of drivers from the Autobacs Super GT Series were not present in the second and final pre-season test at Fuji Speedway. Instead, they were racing around the fabled Nürburgring for the opening round of the VLN Endurance Racing Championship.
German drivers Jörg and Sven Müller raced for BMW and Porsche respectively in the premier SP9 category for FIA GT3 cars, while further down the grid, defending GT300 champion Takamitsu Matsui partnered with Naoya Gamou to drive the Toyota Gazoo Racing Lexus RC in the SP3T class for turbocharged production cars from 1750cc to 2000cc of engine capacity.
It was a great weekend for the current Super GT drivers, in a four-hour race that was won outright by two French Super GT alumni, Romain Dumas and Frédéric Makowiecki, who joined countryman Patrick Pilet in the winning Porsche 911 GT3-R for Manthey Racing.
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Porsche Motorsport factory driver Sven Müller has been announced as the second driver at D’Station Racing for the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series.
Müller, the reigning champion of both the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany championships, will join veteran Super GT mainstay Tomonobu Fujii aboard the #33 D’Station Porsche 911 GT3-R for the 2017 season.
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On Monday, the GT Association, promoter and sanctioning body of the Autobacs Super GT Series, published the updated – and completed – entry list of teams and drivers for the 2017 Super GT season, with all 45 teams and 90 drivers that are expected to participate in the series on a full-time basis this season.
The final eleven seats that had yet to be filled on the GT300 grid – including some from a few prolific teams – have now been filled, two weeks before the start of the first official pre-season test at Okayama International Circuit. It includes four rookie drivers, in a group headlined by defending Porsche Supercup champion Sven Müller joining D’Station Racing.
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D’Station Racing made their motorsports activities announcement at a press conference on Wednesday, headlined by the news that they will re-enter the Autobacs Super GT Series as title sponsor of the number 33 Porsche 911 GT3-R in the GT300 class, prepared by KTR.
It’s an all-star affair from top to bottom, with GT300 stalwart Tomonobu Fujii announced as the lead driver of the #33 Porsche for D’Station Racing, and Japanese baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Kazuhiro Sasaki announced as D’Station Racing’s general representative, making up part of the ownership of the team.
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