The Brazilian, a former Nissan GT500 driver, will proceed his championship-winning partnership with Kiyoto Fujinami on the wheel of Kondo’s Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
Fujinami had been tipped for a possible promotion to the highest class for this yr however finally missed out following an audition at Fuji Speedway in December.
Additionally a part of that analysis take a look at had been Keishi Ishikawa and Hironobu Yasuda, each of whom will likewise stay within the GT300 ranks with Nissan squad Gainer.
In an unchanged line-up in each Gainer vehicles, Ishikawa is joined within the #10 entry by Kazuki Hoshino, whereas Yasuda as soon as once more groups up with Katsuyuki Hiranaka within the #11 automobile.
One change nonetheless is that each of the group’s vehicles can be on Dunlop tyres, with the #10 having beforehand used Yokohamas. The Kondo automobile, which can once more carry the #56 this yr, continues to make use of Yokohama rubber.
Two extra Nissan GT-Rs will seem on the GT300 grid, with NILZZ Racing and Tomei Sports activities persevering with to marketing campaign their vehicles. Drivers for these groups haven’t been introduced.
Nissan’s announcement of its GT300 line-ups made no point out of Jann Mardenborough, who has been axed from the marque’s GT500 roster.
Yanagida switches to Arnage
Earlier this week, it was introduced that Masataka Yanagida can be becoming a member of Masaki Kano on the wheel of Arnage Racing’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the brand new season.
Two-time GT500 champion Yanagida had been left and not using a drive following the merger of his earlier group, Automobiles Tokai Dream28, with Inging Motorsport.
Kano raced with three totally different teammates final yr, failing to attain factors all yr, though he did end eleventh within the Fuji Speedway season finale alongside Hideto Yasuoka.