News this time out of the Asian Aston Martin Racing Partner team arena

Friday, February 04, 2022

With a whole host of pre-season racing news coming out of Europe so far this week, today was the turn of Aston Martin Racing Partner teams in Asia to make the headlines.

With the benefit of hindsight, late last year D’Station Racing posted a stream of photographs taken from the inside of their Fuji based headquarters for other matters that appeared to show a number of AMR Vantage GT3’s more that we first expected them to have for their then Super Taikyu and former Super GT domestic racing commitments.

Today confirmed as to why that may have been as not only do we already know about their continuing Asian Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship commitments that will kick off next week in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the ALMS and later in March for the opening round of the WEC respectively, that the team now also has an intense season planned for their domestic arena.

Again no surprise we know to see two green AMR’s confirmed by the team today for the Super Taikyu Series again this season, but this time their #47 car will no longer be an AMR Vantage GT4 but a GT4 based Vantage GT8R that racers Tatsuya Hoshino, Max Orido and Kenji Hama will race within the ST1 Class.

That will go alongside the STX Class AMR Vantage GT3 that series regulars Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii and Tsubasa Kondo will compete in when gaps in the WEC Calendar allow for the reigning Champions.

In addition to all of these, the team also confirmed an AMR Vantage GT3 entry into the Japan Cup rounds of the GT World Challenge Asia Series again for Satoshi Hoshino and Fujii behind the wheel of their car. Four rounds strategically placed within Japan in the midst of their season will allows these Japanese team to enter without the worry of crossing international borders during their continuing COVID related travel restrictions.

Further to that, we also learn of the continuing re-emergence of the Chinese GT racing market at the BSEM AMR team prepare themselves for another new season – this time with the newer turbo charged variant of the AMR Vantage GT4. We do not presently know of either drivers nor Series so we will leave it like that for the time being.

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