Three Astons back for the next round of GT World Challenge Asia and Japan Cup at Suzuka

Tuesday, July 02, 2024


This weekend sees the GT World Challenge Asia Series compete their fifth round of the season so far from Suzuka with the integral Japa Cup runners also racing out their third round of the season.

Three Aston Martin Racing Vantage teams are again listed upon the entry with the Earl Bamber Motorsport team double teaming this weekend with a car in Suzuka for their solo driver Setiawan Santosa in the #8 car as well as another AMR at the 24H Series visit to Misano in Italy.

They will again be joined by the pair of D’Station Racing AMR’s – the #777 for full season entrants of Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii as well as their #47 Japan Cup (this time) Vantage GT4 entry for Tatsuya Hoshino and Kenji Hama.

Whilst it was a surprise podium finish (P3 in Am) for the #8 car in the second race of the Fuji Speedway round last time out, their local track of Fuji was to be more challenging for D’Station Racing team with a P7 in class the best result the #777 could offer in race one before early contact lead to a DNF in race two whilst the #47 crew could not repeat their successes of the opening round at Sugo to finish with a P4 and P5 within the Japan Cup Am Class.

Track action for all runners begins this Thursday with private testing before official sessions on Friday and Qualifying on Saturday morning. Race one of each GTWC Asia and Japan Cup grids will be at later on Saturday afternoon before their second races across midday on Sunday.

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