Van der Zande to drive factory Honda in Macau

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Van der Zande to drive factory Honda in Macau
Oct 13, 2017, 8:24 AM

Sportscar stalwart Renger van der Zande will race the factory-entered Honda NSX in next month's FIA GT World Cup at Macau. 

Renger Van Der Zande
Honda NSX GT3
Renger van der Zande

The Dutch driver has been chosen to drive the JAS-run car for his Macau experience, having finished in the top six of the street venue's end-of-season GT3 blue riband race in each of the past three years.

He also has two top-five finishes in the Formula 3 Grand Prix to his credit.

Van der Zande, who raced for the Visit Florida Racing team in this year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will test an NSX for the first time at Monza on Friday.

Honda is entering the World Cup to showcase the NSX after launching customer sales of the car during the summer. 

The Japanese manufacturer, whose NSX has so far only raced in North America with Acura badges, will join Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Ferrari on the grid for the third running of the World Cup. 

A high level of teams and drivers has been promised by the Stephane Ratel Organisation, which is co-ordinating the entry for the event. 

The entry is due to be unveiled along with that of the Macau F3 Grand Prix on October 24.

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Series GT
Event FIA GT World Cup: Macau
Location Circuito da Guia
Drivers Renger van der Zande
Teams Honda Racing Team JAS
Article type Breaking news