McLaren Automotive has confirmed the plans that will see it run its 720S GT3 in Japan this year.
Two 720S GT3s will run under the banner of McLaren Customer Racing Japan, with two single-car entries confirmed for the Super GT300 and Super Taikyu championships.
The team has also confirmed that both cars will contest round four of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge the Suzuka 10 Hours.
The team’s principal will be Kazumichi Goh and Hiroyoshi Donuma will be chief engineer. Both cars will feature the neon pink and graphite livery first seen on the McLaren F1 GTR in 1996.
Goh said, “The performance we have witnessed of the McLaren 720S GT3 is already extremely positive. We are looking forward to the challenge of this new chapter and enjoying the taste of success together again very soon.”
Dan Walmsley, motorsport director of McLaren Automotive, said, “McLaren has a huge level of support in Japan and to see this iconic livery proudly displayed on the new 720S GT3 will certainly turn heads on the grid.”
The 720S GT3 is progressing through the final stages of a testing program that has seen the car accumulate thousands of track kilometers across Europe and the Middle East.
First customer deliveries are due in the coming weeks and this most recent announcement marks the third new GT3 customer team to commit to the all-new GT3 model, the first designed and built in-house by McLaren Automotive.
So far, the 720S GT3 will be racing with customer teams in championships throughout Europe, North America and Japan.