Jointly developed by JAS Motorsport, Honda R&D and Honda Performance Development, the new Honda NSX GT3 will debut with Arrows Racing at the Blancpain GT Series Asia championship’s Sepang season opener on the 14-15th of April. Philip Ma will be driving at Sepang, Suzuka and Fuji, having contested the same 3 rounds for the Malaysian-based team last season. He will share driving duties with Jacky Yeung at Sepang, and Danny Chu at the Japanese races.
Having being made available to Asian customers earlier this year, the new NSX GT3 will join supercars from such iconic marques as Ferrari, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes-AMG for the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia season. The Arrows Racing Honda entry brings the total manufacturer tally to nine for the Sepang round. Team principal Alan Chin said, “I am very happy to confirm a programme in Blancpain GT Series Asia with the Honda NSX GT3. Philip Ma has a long-term association with JAS Motorsport dating back more than 15 years and the quality of the cars and support they provide is of an extremely high standard. He tested the NSX GT3 at Sepang and immediately felt comfortable behind the wheel and confident to push. Although we will not contest the full season, we will be aiming to win the Am class at Sepang, Suzuka and Fuji.”
JAS Motorsport’s CEO Alessandro Mariani added, “I am delighted that the NSX GT3 will race in Blancpain GT Series Asia. Asia is a market in which JAS Motorsport-built touring cars have had a lot of success and now we hope to achieve something similar with the NSX, which is assembled at our headquarters as part of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme. Philip Ma was JAS’s very first Asian customer when he purchased a Honda Civic EP3 Super Production in 2002, so it’s extremely fitting that he has now made the first purchase of the NSX GT3 to race on the Asian mainland. We will support Philip and Arrows Racing from the JAS Motorsport Asia base at Sepang.”