Cozzolino deputises for Thiim for Pacific D'Station Racing in Super GT opener

Friday, July 17, 2020

Just in time for us Aston Martin Racing fans at least, saw the Japanese Pacific D'Station Racing team this morning confirm the 'emergency' stand in for their AMR factory driver Nicki Thiim who again misses the next episode of the 2020 Super GT Series.

Land locked back in Europe again because of that virus, Thiim had again been unable top travel to Japan to join the team for what will still be the first time since being part of their 2020 GT300 campaign like he was at the two previous official tests either side of their lockdown at Okayama and Fuji.

With this weekends opening salvo at the Fuji Speedway, the team announced that 32 year old Italian born Japanese resident Keisters Cozzolino will partner resident driver Tomonobu Fujii for this opening round aboard the AMR Vantage GT3.

Having raced in this years Asian Le Mans Series with the CarGuy team and in last seasons WEC with the MR Racing team, D'Station obviously feel that an accomplished GT racer (albeit with Ferrari's) is better than no racer at all as many Super GT Teams also struggle with their original (International) based driver line ups.

Its apparently going to be wet all weekend as well at Fuji and that is always a great leveller!!

Who knows where this will go?

In team related news, have reported today that D'Station Racing were offered an invitation into Septembers 24 Hours of Le Mans as the then third and final reserve but turned down that offer citing logistical issues with arranging such a programme at this stage of the years and with the continuing global travel restrictions.

Photo credits - D'Station Racing
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