The Suzuka 1000km, held at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, has been a mainstay of endurance racing for decades. It's been a part of Super GT (the top level of sports car racing in Japan) since 2006. Sadly, this year marks the last time that the event will run. It will replaced by another endurance event.
Formula 1 world champion and McLaren-Honda ambassador Jenson Button will be at the grid this Saturday at Suzuka, behind the wheel of a Motul Mugen Honda NSX-GT. To commemorate the occassion, the race car driver posted on his Instagram to show off his limited edition apparel for the race. The shirt (pictured above) will be available for purchase at the Suzuka merchandise booth.
Regarding the race, Button said: “I think the race should be really exciting. In the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the difference in performance between the GT cars and the Prototype cars is big, so it is easy to overtake and not so fun.
“However, it's more difficult to overtake here in Super GT and you definitely need to take more risk to overtake. But it's good, it definitely adds to the racing."
Will you guys be tuning in for the final Suzuka 1000km?