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Baguette Signs with Honda for Super GT Program

Bertrand Baguette to compete in Super GT for Honda…

Photo: DPPI/OAK Racing

Photo: DPPI/OAK Racing

Having won the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship with OAK Racing, Bertrand Baguette is set for a new chapter in his career in Super GT this season. (En Français)

The Belgian driver has been signed by Honda to drive Epson Nakajima Racing’s NSX in the popular Japanese GT championship. He will co-drive the No. 32 car with Daisuke Nakajima.

After taking LMP2 class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, Baguette tested for Nakajima Racing in Super Formula, with the deal having been singed to go Super GT racing instead.

“For a long time I wanted to do this but we had to find the right opportunity,” Baguette said. “Just before the last race of the FIA WEC in Bahrain, I had contact with Nakajima Racing.

“I completed a four-day test that went really well. I had also tested the Super Formula car but their lineup were already finalized, so I bounced back to the GT500 program.

“I am extremely pleased to join this program and to have been selected by a manufacturer like Honda. Super GT has an excellent reputation and I am well aware of the challenge that awaits me.”

While Super GT will be Baguette’s focus this year, he hasn’t ruled out making select starts in Europe, schedule permitting.

“My priority is the Japanese program but I intend to be at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Spa, especially as my schedule allows it. What is certain is that if I participate, it will be with great ambitions.”

Laurent Mercier (@LaurentMercier2) is the Editor-in-Chief of Endurance-Info.com, the leading French-language source for the latest sports car racing news from around the world.

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