Honda has confirmed Jenson Button's Super GT racing plans for 2018, placing the 2009 Formula 1 world champion at Team Kunimitsu for his debut season in the series.

Button stopped racing in F1 full-time at the end of 2016 after 17 straight seasons, and ruled out a permanent return despite enjoying a one-race comeback in Monaco last year when Fernando Alonso entered the Indianapolis 500 on the same weekend.

Button announced at Honda's Thanks Day at the beginning of December that he would be moving into Super GT for 2018, having debuted in the Suzuka 1000 km race last year, and was officially named as a Team Kunimitsu driver on Friday.

The British driver will partner multiple Super GT race winner and 2013 Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto, with the pair set to team up for their first race at Suzuka on April 20.

 
 

Team Honda SuperGT 2018

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