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Porsche factory racer Sven Müller joins D’Station Racing

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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Super GT completes 2017 entry list – many new faces abound!

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 announce 2017 GT300 entry with Tomonobu Fujii

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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Super GT alumni Jarvis scores Bathurst podium in Bentley Racing debut

The 2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race at Mount Panorama Circuit, Australia was one for the ages, with the Maranello Motorsport team taking outright victory from pole position, their Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by the all-star lineup of Australian racing legends Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup, and Finnish Ferrari GT racing ace Toni Vilander.

There were a handful of notable current and former drivers from the Autobacs Super GT Series entered as well, headlined by the two factory-run Nissan GT-R GT3s and drivers Katsumasa Chiyo and Jann Mardenborough.

But in the end, it was former Lexus Team TOM’s and Lexus Team SARD driver Oliver Jarvis who was the best of the Super GT contingent, scoring a third place finish in his debut for Bentley Team M-Sport, with he and co-drivers Steven Kane and Guy Smith climbing from 22nd on the grid to the podium at Bathurst.

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