Honda announces 2019 Super GT drivers, Button to stay on

The usually changes are done to Real Racing and Nakajima Racing, while a rest of a teams will run a same drivers as final year.

Out of a two, Nakajima Racing will margin an all-new choice in 2019 after signing Formula 2 competition leader Tadasuke Makino and former Formula 1 motorist Narain Karthikeyan.

Makino will bear a twin racing programme in Super Formula and Super GT in 2019 after ending his European stint, while Karthikeyan switches to Super GT after racing with Nakajima in Super Formula for a final twin years.

Karthikeyan effectively replaces Nakajima’s long-standing motorist Bertrand Baguette, who has jumped boat to join Koudai Tsukakoshi during Real.

Elsewhere, Button and Yamamoto will stay with Team Kunimitsu in 2019 after their prior year’s success, while ARTA will also keep a race-winning multiple of Tomoki Nojiri and Takuya Izawa.

Mugen, a group with that Button done his array entrance in 2017’s Suzuka 1000km race, will also margin an unvaried choice of Daisuke Nakajima and Hideki Mutoh.

From a editor, also read:

Despite comparatively few changes, twin drivers have been forsaken out of Honda’s Super GT roster.

One of those is Takashi Kogure, who will crawl out of a array after 15 seasons during that he won 9 races and a 2010 drivers’ pretension with Le Mans 24 Hours leader Loic Duval.

Kosuke Matsuura will also no longer expostulate in a GT500 difficulty after losing his Nakajima chair to Makino and will instead switch to a GT300 difficulty with Team Upgarage.

Also fasten a GT300 difficulty is former GP3 competition leader and F2 racer Nirei Fukuzumi, who will contest for ARTA alongside Shinichi Takagi.

ARTA has been traditionally using BMW cars in GT300 though will switch to a Honda NSX GT3 this year.

Honda’s 2019 GT500 drivers and teams:

Team

Driver

TEAM KUNIMITSU

 Naoki Yamamoto

 Jenson Button

ARTA

 Tomoki Nojiri

 Takuya Izawa

TEAM MUGEN

 Hideki Mutoh

 Daisuke Nakajima

KEIHIN REAL RACING

 Koudai Tsukakoshi

 Bertrand Baguette

Nakajima Racing

 Narain Karthikeyan

 Tadasuke Makino

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