Bittersweet for D'Station Racing at Super Taikyu visits Motegi

Sunday, September 04, 2022


Bittersweet fortunes for the D’Station Racing Aston Martin Racing team overnight at the latest round of the Super Taikyu Series from Motegi as a class win for their GT8R crew was countered with an early retirement for their GT3 crew.

Having Qualified their #777 car onto the second row of the grid, the Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii and Tsubasa Kondo driven car was easily staying at the head of the ST-X lead class as the five-hour event entered its final half of the race.

Unfortunately for them, a rear hub issue for Kondo forced him to return the car to pit lane at a very slow pace where the connectivity of the rear nearside wheel was set to an obvious precarious angle. The car would play no further part in the event and would be classified as finishing in P33 out of the fifty-one car, multi-class entry.

Having said that, the teams #47 AMR Vantage GT8R of Tatsuya Hoshino, Max Orido, Kenji Hama and Jake Parsons would continue their recent podium finishing streak with an ST-1 pole to flag class win by the end of the five-hour race to narrow the gap to the #2 KTM car that finished third in class.

The next round of the series is at Okayama in mid-October but next up for the team will be the penultimate round of the World Endurance Championship from Fuji Speedway next weekend.

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