After contesting the Super GT premier Suzuka 100-km race in August, the 37-year-old will now take part in the entire 2018 season, which begins on April 7-8 at Okayama.
Button’s announcement was made official at the Honda Racing Thanks Day festival at Motegi, but no information was made available regarding his team or the co-drivers. RACER and SportsCar 365 reported the details.
Honda is one of the three manufacturers in Super GT alongside Nissan and Lexus. It currently sports five single-car teams on the grid. Even though Honda won twice last year, it is considered third on the rankings.
“I’ll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race with Honda in Super GT in 2018,” Button said in a statement. “It’s been a dream for the last couple of years, I love the category. I did one race in Suzuka this year, and it got me very excited.
“I’m very excited about the new season. There’s a lot of testing to be done to feel comfortable and hopefully improve the package and go out next year and be competitive.”