Nick Cassidy signs Lexus Super GT deal

Nick Cassidy will graduated from F3 to Japanese Super GT with the TOM's squad this year

Nick Cassidy will graduated from F3 to Japanese Super GT with the TOM’s squad this year

Kiwi Nick Cassidy has stepped up to the TOM’s factory-backed Lexus RC-F squad for this year’s Japanese Super GT (GT500) series.

The Super GT, which also runs the GT300 class in an eight-round series, sees the 21-year-old Cassidy enter another key phase in his career after winning the Japanese Formula 3 title for the squad last year.

“It is every young drivers dream to become a factory supported racing driver, so I am extremely proud to be joining Lexus TOM’S team this year,” Cassidy said.

“I know I have a steep learning curve ahead of me, but I am ready to do everything that is possible to learn off those around me.

“I am fortunate to be sharing the car with Daiske Ito. He is an extremely experienced driver in Super GT.”

The Super GT offers a variety of challenges through its season where race distances range from 300km to 1000km.

Cassidy will begin his Super GT campaign in early April at Okayama.

Japanese Super GT calendar

Round

Date

Venue

1

April 9-10

Okayama, Japan

2

May 3-4

Fuji, Japan

3

May 21-22

Autopolis, Japan

4

July 23-24

Sportsland Sugo, Japan

5

August 6-7

Fuji, Japan

6

August 27-28

Suzuka, Japan

7

October 8-9

Chang, Thailand

8

November 12-13

Twin Ring Motegi, Japan

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