AIDAN READ is back at Japan’s Fuji Speedway this weekend with Craft-Bamboo Racing teammate Darryl O’Young, for the fourth round of Blancpain GT Series Asia.
Located in the foothills of iconic Mount Fuji, the 4.563 km circuit features 16 corners. The Porsche 991 driver from Perth has scored points in every round in 2018 and is ninth in the Silver standings.
“Fuji Speedway is an amazing track with a lot of history, below the famous Mount Fuji. It has a 1.475Km straight which is the longest on the calendar. I expect see the highest top speeds of the season this weekend which is a thrill. I raced in Fuji in the 2016 Asian Le Mans LMP3 and in Blancpain Asia last year. The first two sectors have good flow and higher speed, the final sector is the real challenge as it is very technical and climbs uphill.
“I have seen big developments in my confidence and aggression in GT this year and we’ve had good raw speed from Porsche in Suzuka. The Craft-Bamboo team have been working extremely hard to isolate problems on the 991 from the last round and I expect to be in a top car on pace.
“I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel and continue to execute my best stints!”
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