Button gets Super GT debut at Suzuka
2 June 2017 – McLaren-Honda's Jenson Button will make his debut in the Japan-based Super GT series in August, after agreeing a deal to race for Team Mugen.
Button will join regular drivers Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima for the Suzuka 1000km on August 27, racing a Honda NSX-GT.
He will link up with the team next Tuesday and Wednesday for a tyre test at the circuit, ahead of his appearance in the championship later in the year.
Having retired from Formula 1 at the end of 2016, Button returned to action in Monaco last weekend in place of Fernando Alonso, though failed to finish following contact with Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein.
"After driving an NSX Concept-GT at Honda Racing's 'Thanks Day' last December, I became interested in racing in Super GT," said Button.
"I spoke with Honda and they have given me the chance to race at the Suzuka 1000km.
"As an F1 driver and a member of Team Mugen, I will push to win.
"I am very much looking forward to racing in front of my Japanese fans again."