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Cameron Added to Honda Lineup for IGTC Season

Dane Cameron set to compete in more IGTC races this year, beginning with Bathurst 12H…

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Dane Cameron will compete for Honda Racing Team JAS in the Intercontinentnal GT Challenge powered by Pirelli this year, having been confirmed in the lineup on Friday.

The reigning IMSA DPi champion will join returning drivers Bertrand Baguette, Mario Farnbacher and Renger van der Zande in the single full-season Honda NSX GT3 Evo.

Cameron, Farnbacher and van der Zande will share the car at next month’s season-opening Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, while Baguette will be added into the lineup for the Total 24 Hours of Spa in July.

Only three drivers are permitted for for Pro class entries, and no word has been made on which driver will be dropped for Spa, and lineups for the remaining three races at Suzuka, Indianapolis and Kyalami.

Farnbacher is known to have a conflict for the Suzuka round due to his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship commitments with Meyer Shank Racing at Virginia International Raceway that weekend, although the race won’t include the DPi class, leaving Cameron free.

“After such a great year in North America, I was honored to be asked to represent Honda at the last race of the 2019 IGTC, and now am even more so to have a larger program with the NSX GT3 Evo in the series in 2020,” Cameron said.

“The speed we had at Kyalami was among the very best and if we can start with the same level of performance in Australia, I think we’re in for a strong season.

“The track action at Bathurst starts less than five days after the end of the 24 Hours of Daytona, so it’s going to be a very busy time for me, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

The American made his debut with the team at last year’s Kyalami 9 Hour alongside Baguette and Marco Bonanomi.

At the time, he expressed a desire to compete in additional IGTC races this year, which is possible because the global GT3 championship has no clashes with DPi races in the WeatherTech Championship.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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