Toyota indicators Sasahara, however Alesi retains Tremendous Method drive | Technoscoob


Toyota has introduced that Ukyo Sasahara will be a part of its SUPER GT secure for 2023, however Giuliano Alesi will retain his Tremendous Method drive with TOM’S.

Ex-Honda driver Sasahara fills the TBA slot that had existed alongside Alesi within the #37 TOM’S Toyota GR Supra when Toyota initially introduced its 2023 GT500 line-ups again in November.

Nonetheless, regardless of expectations that Sasahara would additionally take the place of Alesi within the squad’s Tremendous Method line-up, Alesi has now been confirmed alongside Ritomo Miyata as a part of an unchanged roster.

Miyata will associate Sho Tsuboi on board the #36 TOM’S GR Supra, as beforehand introduced.

Alesi’s berth at TOM’S in Tremendous Method was referred to as into query after a disappointing first full season with the group final yr that yielded only one factors end all yr, an eighth place at Fuji Speedway.

 

Sasahara was subsequently invited to share Alesi’s automobile for final month’s post-season rookie check at Suzuka, taking on the #36 automobile for the second day of the check and making impression along with his pace and technical suggestions.

Nonetheless, lacking out on the TOM’S drive signifies that Sasahara, who received two races final yr however has been changed at Crew Mugen by Pink Bull junior Liam Lawson, is not going to function on the grid in 2023.

Sasahara nonetheless nonetheless turns into the primary Japanese driver to transition from Honda to Toyota since Daisuke Ito in 2008, having already had his first style of the GR Supra in a personal check session late final month at Motegi.

2023 Toyota Tremendous Method line-up:

Crew No. Driver
Kondo Racing 3  Kenta Yamashita
4  Kazuto Kotaka
KCMG 7

 Kamui Kobayashi

18

 Yuji Kunimoto

Rookie Racing 14

 Kazuya Oshima

Impul 19

 Yuhi Sekiguchi

20

 Ryo Hirakawa

TOM’S 36

 Giuliano Alesi

37

 Ritomo Miyata

Inging 38

 Sho Tsuboi

39

 Sena Sakaguchi

Toyota 2023 SUPER GT line-up:

Crew

Tyre

No.

Drivers

TOM’S

 

 

Bridgestone

 

36

 

 Sho Tsuboi

 Ritomo Miyata

37

 Giuliano Alesi

 Ukyo Sasahara

Racing Mission Bandoh

Yokohama

19

 Yuji Kunimoto

 Sena Sakaguchi

SARD

Bridgestone

39

 Yuhi Sekiguchi

 Yuichi Nakayama

Cerumo

Bridgestone

38

 Hiroaki Ishiura

 Yuji Tachikawa

Rookie Racing

Bridgestone

14

 Kazuya Oshima

 Kenta Yamashita




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