Having claimed the pole position at the same venue last year, Nick Foster heads to Suzuka, Japan for the fourth round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge confident of another strong showing in what is a stellar line up for the HubAuto Corsa team.
Nick took the win at Laguna Seca in style earlier in the year the with #27 Ferrari 488 GT3 and while an early retirement at the 24 Hours of Spa was disappointing, he now looks forward to competing at the John Hugenholtz-designed circuit alongside teammates Heikki Kovalainen and Nick Cassidy.
Kovalainen has a wealth of experience form his time in Formula 1 and more recently the Japanese Super GT championship where he took the title honours in 2016. Cassidy has also plied his trade in Japan, winning the Super GT title in 2017 and finishing runner-up last year.
For Nick – seventh in the overall GT3 standings – such a strong line-up can only bode well as he aims to better his superb second place finish last year.
“I had a little break after Spa so I’m looking forward to jumping back in the car,” Nick stated. “I haven’t raced in Asia this year, so I’m really looking forward to getting back to Suzuka. It’s an amazing place, not just the fantastic track, but the culture, the food. Last year we had a couple of mega results in Asia and at the Suzuka 10 Hour and it’s a track that really suits the characteristics of the Ferrari.
“Even with a different Balance of Performance this year we should still be competitive and I’m really excited to be joining Heikki and Nick again. I know Nick well and we have a good relationship from Spa Francorchamps and the addition of Heikki for Suzuka is a massive bonus both for the team and for me personally as well. He has so much experience so maybe I’ll pick up something off him, or maybe we can teach him a thing or two!”
The Suzuka 10 Hours takes place this coming weekend 23-24 August.