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#IGTC 2019 -Full Intercontinental GT Challenge programme confirmed for NSX GT3 Evo in 2020

The Honda NSX GT3 Evo will compete in the full Intercontinental GT Challenge for the first time in 2020 as Honda Racing can today confirm the car’s entry in the series.

A single NSX GT3 Evo will be fielded by Honda Racing Team JAS in the pro category; fighting for overall honours in the world’s premier series for GT3-only machinery against virtually every major supercar brand.

Starting at the Bathurst 12 Hour in Australia on February 2, the series then heads to Europe to take in the historic 24 Hours of Spa and then to Japan for the gruelling Suzuka 10 Hours at Honda’s home circuit of Suzuka.

The road course at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway joins the series for the first time in October for the Indianapolis 8 Hours while the season concludes – as it did in 2019 – with the Kyalami 9 Hour in South Africa.

The full-season car is set to be supported by one-off entries at many of the events by strong regionally-based NSX GT3 customer racing teams, as was the case at the Spa and Suzuka races in 2019.

Drivers and commercial partners will be announced in the new year.

The 2019 season was an ultra-successful one for the NSX GT3 Evo; the latest version of the NSX GT3, which debuted at January’s 24 Hours of Daytona in the USA.

A total of eight major titles were won in Europe, North America and Asia with 17 overall and class wins achieved including those in IMSA and SuperGT Competition.

A partial campaign in the IGTC began with a stunning pole position at the California 8 Hour at Laguna Seca in March and continued with a best result of sixth place at the 24 Hours of Spa in July.

2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar

Jan 31-Feb 2: Bathurst 12 Hour (Aus)

Jul 23-26: 24 Hours of Spa (B)

Aug 21-23: Suzuka 10 Hours (J)

Oct 2-4: Indianapolis 8 Hours (USA)

Nov 20-22: Kyalami 9 Hour (RSA)

Hiroshi Shimizu, General Manager Motorsport Division, Honda Motor Co, Ltd. said: “I am delighted for Honda to participate in the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge. The NSX GT3 was a championship-winning car in the GT300 category in Super GT in Japan, the IMSA GTD classes in the USA and several other major series due to the effectiveness of the Evo kit introduced in 2019. The results of this development will be demonstrated in each country’s series in 2020 as well as in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, where the world’s top GT drivers and teams gather.”