Former Formula One World Champion Jenson Button will debut in the DTM at the season finale in Hockenheim this October.
The reigning Super GT champion in Japan, Button has been selected as the driver to represent Honda when the Japanese series joins forces with the DTM for a combined event at the season finale of the German category this October 5th in Hockenheim.
Contesting both races at Hockenheim, Button will once again partner up with his Team Kunimitsu squad in the purple Honda NSX, joining up with fellow Super GT manufacturers Nissan and Lexus in a special arrangement ahead of closer ties and common regulations between the two series in future years.
"I’m delighted to say I’ve been given another such opportunity by Honda, GTA and DTM as I will be taking part in the last two rounds of the DTM championship at Hockenheim in my Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX" said the 2009 F1 World Champion.
"Nissan and Lexus from Super GT will also be entering a car each which will make an already fiercely competitive championship even more so and I can’t wait to experience it first hand."
Although Super GT regulations permit longer races than the DTM and driver swaps similar to those of the World Endurance Championship, for the Hockenheim event the cars will comply with the 2019 DTM regulations, and only a single driver will take part for each manufacturer.
The drivers of the two teams set to represent Lexus and Nissan have yet to be confirmed.
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