Runners up slot for D'Station Racing in the inaugural year of the Japan Cup in GT World Challenge Asia Series

Sunday, September 25, 2022


The D’Station Racing team signed off their 2022 GT World Challenge Asia season in the most emphatic way possible with a lights to flag race win at the finale of the SRO series at the Okayama Circuit in Japan earlier today.

Arriving at the fifth round of the series but only their fourth round of the inter series Japan Cup, the #47 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 crew of Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii were never in competition for the top GT3 season honours but their performances on track could always have affected the aspirations of those who were.

With the wet weather fortunately passing the circuit by in time for the opening hour-long race yesterday, Hoshino’s third place starting position would unfortunately be unravelled with a poor get away at the rolling start, only to be later compounded with a spin after which Fujii would bring the car home in eighth.

For this morning final race of the season, Fujii had already qualified the car to the head of the pack to claim his second pole position of the season along with Sugo. Whilst the pressures of championship battles got the better of some as early as the opening lap, there was no stopping the #47 crew as they ended their GT World Challenge Asia AMR audition with their third podium and second race win of the season to finish the year fifth in the GT3 Teams Championship, third in the overall GT3 Drivers Championship and runners up in both the Japan Cup’s GT3 Drivers and Teams Championships.

That leaves the team just two more rounds of their Super Taikyu Series and final round of the World Endurance Championship to finish off their year.

Photo credits – Team / GTWC Asia




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