GT Masters and GT world Challenge Asia Japan Cup to battle the airwaves against LM Test Day news

Wednesday, June 05, 2024


With the Le Mans Test Day this Sunday probably eclipsing any other global GT or sportscar based motorsport news this weekend, it’s probably best that there are just two further series competing this weekend with Aston Martin Racing Partner team participation.

First over in Japan, there will be the opening round of the GT World Challenge Asia Japan Cup from Sugo as a carry on from what was started towards the end of lockdown when the series looked to help their Japanese race teams by limiting the need to travel outside of the country when they could do just as well from within the Japanese racing arena.

This weekend sees just fourteen GT3 and GT4 powered crews take part within the two-hour long races with the full season D’Station Racing Vantage GT3 team again represented – albeit with a Le Mans necessary adjustment.

With team boss Satoshi Hoshino this weekend and next on Le Mans 24 Hour duties within his team over in France, their #47 Vantage GT3 car (usually driven by Hoshino and Team Manager, Tomonobu Fujii) will this weekend be driven by last years Super Taikyu runners Tatsuya Hoshino and Kenji Hama within their appropriately classed Am entry.

Well versed of course to their national circuits and somewhat experienced with the Vantage GT3 having piloted one last season, this weekend’s two races will again be - eventful!!

Then, way back over in Holland will see the German ADAC GT Masters Series run their second round of the season from renowned coastal circuit of Zandvoort.

Sadly, featuring another entry list of just sixteen cars, the two Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 cars from the Walkenhorst Motorsport team have been cleaned up and prepared for their new crews having been on race duty last weekend at the fog shorted ADAC Ravenol N24 from the Nordschliefe.

No changes to report within either car as Mike David Ortmann and Denis Bulatov return in their black liveried #34 car whilst Nico Hantke and Chandler Hull also return within their brighter liveried #35 car.

Both crews will be looking to improve having finished no higher than seventh in either race.

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