Honda Team Motul is pleased to announce that Bertrand Baguette, Marco Bonanomi and Hideki Mutoh will drive the NSX GT3 Evo at the Suzuka 10 Hours on August 25.
The Suzuka race will be the fourth round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC); the world’s most prestigious GT3 championship, and an ultra-high-level race where top teams from across the globe gather.
Honda Team Motul entered the IGTC at the second event of the 2019 season, the California Eight Hours, at Laguna Seca, and scored a fantastic debut pole position with the NSX GT3 Evo with Bertrand joined by Renger van der Zande and Mario Farnbacher; both of whom are unavailable for Suzuka.
Marco, 34, has played an important role in the test and development programme of the new-for-2019 Evo version of the NSX GT3 throughout the past 12 months.
A former Italian GT champion, he has finished on the overall podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours, won races in Formula 3 and GP2 and twice been a series runner-up in the Euroseries 3000.
Hideki, 36, has spent more than a decade as part of the Honda Racing family and currently races an NSX in Super GT’s premier class, GT500.
A former champion in the GT300 division – in which cars such as the NSX GT3 Evo now compete – he has also been a podium-finisher in the IndyCar Series.
The Suzuka 10 Hours begins with free practice on Friday August 23 with qualifying the following day and racing on Sunday 25.