D'Station Racing secure class podium win at first round of Japan Cup from Sumo

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Around the world at Sportsland Sugo in Japan, there was a similar story unravelling for the solo D’Station Racing team running within the opening round of the GT World Challenge Asia Japan Cup.

With the teams usual pairing of Tomonobu Fujii and Satoshi Hoshino otherwise indisposed at Test Day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this weekend’s undertakings was left to part of the teams former Super Taikyu Series runners in Tatsuya Hoshino and Kenji Hama to operate the #47 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 over the course of this weekend’s two one-hour races.

Undertaking a qualifying session apiece, the #47 Am Class entry would be starting the races from P6 and P7 respectively out of an entry list of fourteen GT3 and GT4 runners.

Whilst the pairing were able to start Sunday with a Class P3 podium win (P7 overall), they were not able to replicate that in race 2 as Hama pitted the car during the allotted pit window but the car was not seen out again.

The next round of the Japan Cup will be from the teams home track of Fuji Speedway in just two weeks’ time.

Photo credits – Team / GTWC Asia

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