Dane Cameron will make his Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli debut with Honda Team Motul at the Kyalami 9 Hour next weekend.
The American joins Bertrand Baguette and Marco Bonanomi abord the factory-backed NSX GT3, which claimed pole position on debut at Laguna Seca earlier this year.
Cameron has already enjoyed a stellar season with Honda’s regional counterpart, Acura, in North America where the 31-year-old claimed a second career IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car title and helped RealTime Racing win Blancpain GT World Challenge America’s Pro/Am Teams’ championship.
He takes the place of Hideki Mutoh who was previously expected to reprise his Suzuka 10 Hours partnership with Baguette and Bonanomi.
“The 2019 season has been one of the best of my career and I’m proud to be asked by Honda Team Motul to race the NSX GT3 Evo in the IntGTC,” said Cameron.
“I’ve driven the car in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America for most of the year, won a lot of races in Pro/Am and helped my team win the championship, so I think that shows how strong it is. We’ve developed a great understanding of how to get the best out of it on the Pirelli tyre, so that should be something I can bring to the table while I get used to working with a new team at a new circuit.”
Honda Team Motul will be aiming to beat their best result of the season - sixth at Spa - at Kyalami, which hosts its first 9 Hour event since 1982 on November 1-3.
“I am excited about racing at Kyalami for the first time. It’s a twisty circuit with a lot of slow corners, so that should suit the NSX GT3 Evo, which has very good traction and braking stability,” added Baguette.
“We showed at Laguna Seca that we have a great qualifying set-up and at Spa, despite the changing weather, we proved our race pace. The aim is to combine these two in South Africa and come out with a result everyone in the team can be proud of.”
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