D'Station Racing fly home from WEC to more racing at Suzuka in GT World Challenge Asia

Wednesday, July 12, 2023


The Japanese based D’Station Racing team concludes (until we see something that tells us different) the Aston Martin Racing Partner and Customer team action this weekend as they also go back-to-back in activity as they return home for the next round of the GT World Challenge Asia Series.

Having spent last weekend at the Temple of Speed in Italy (Monza) and the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship, the D’Station Racing pairing of Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii fly into Suzuka for this weekend’s third round of the Asian series but more importantly, the second round of the inter-series Japan Cup.

With the series opening at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand back in mid-May, the Japan Cup opens up most of the Japanese circuits to the series plus doubles the entry list per round in both GT3 and GT4 format to the great success it enjoyed last season where the D’Station Racing went on to enjoy podium success.

That success has so far illuded them so far this season after having their win at Fuji denied due to a multi-car Safety Car procedure post-race penalty being applied to the first dozen cars over the finishing line leaving them with just their P7 finish in race 2 to shout about.

Events in Europe within the WEC also didn’t go well for the team after their #777 AMR Vantage GTE with Hoshino behind the wheel was needlessly shoved off track and hard into the outer concrete wall by a Hypercar driver who hap simple not ‘seen’ the car he was overtaking. That incident put the #777 out of the 6Hours of Monza within the opening twenty minutes but luckily, Hoshino was reported to be suffering from not significant ill effect from it.

This weekend’s event from Suzuka will again follow the series one long race format over both Saturday and Sunday.

We wish them well.

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