D'Station Racing AMR to continue in Super Taikyu with pair of AMR Vantage's

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Congratulations to the D’Station Racing AMR team who yesterday confirmed another race series for their Aston Martin racing fleet of cars to go alongside their already declared baptism into the World Endurance Championship this season.

Long term supporter and participant within the (then) Pirelli Super Taikyu Series in Japan, D’Station Racing confirmed a continuation of their race programme within the series for both its #777 AMR Vantage GT3 and #47 AMR Vantage GT4.

Little changes exists for the team within the series this season as drivers Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii and Tsubasa Kondo all return to the driver’s seat of the GT3 whilst drivers Tatsuya Hoshino, Max Orido, Takuro Shinohara and Kenji Hama all return for a second season about the teams new GT4 option. The only visible changes are that the former Pirelli control tyre has now been replaced with Hankook.

Last season was something of a mixed bag for the team as their GT3 fell out of both the lead and opening 24-hour race of the much-delayed season at Fuji whilst their GT4 crew secured their first class podium. Further improvements and successes throughout the next four rounds presented the possibility of at least one car in possible Championship contention as the series approached its final race of the season at Suzuka at the end of January 2021.

That round was ultimately postponed at the turn of the year due to the unfortunate upturn in COVID-19 cases in Japan, so a result was eventually called by the series organisers as teams were in the table going into the Suzuka date. 

That left the #777 car positioned P4 in the ST-X Class (not sure if Suzuka would have offered them the required twenty four points plus that they needed to overcome their deficit to the leading and ultimate Championship winning Hirix Good Day Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 team or not. Likewise, the #47 GT4 would ultimately finish P2 in their ST-Z Class, this time twenty points behind the Class winning Endless Sports Mercedes AMG GT4 car.

A six round 2021 season is scheduled to start towards the end of March at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit (no mention of an official test date/location yet) and conclude at at Okayama in mid-November.

There has been no mention yet from the team of any continuation within the national headlining Super GT Series.

Photo credits - D'Station
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