Button shares Japanese Super GT class title

Button Claims Super GT Title At Motegi, Yamamoto Completes GT & Super Formula Double

Button Claims Super GT Title At Motegi, Yamamoto Completes GT & Super Formula Double

2009 F1 World Champion Button then becomes Champion in his first year in the Series whilst Yamamoto completes the Super GT/ Super Formula double in 2018, a feat not performed since Richard Lyons double back in 2004 (in Formula Nippon days).

He may have finished the final round of the championship in third place, but he emerges as the victor: Jenson Button is the 2018 Super GT champion.

Button is the first rookie to win in the top tier of Super GT in 13 years, while his triumph for Kunimitsu Nissan was the manufacturer's first title since 2011.

F1 world champion turned sports auto racer Jenson Button is celebrating his first championship title in the latter, having clinched the Japanese Super GT series' GT500 class season championship in the Team Kunimitsu Honda NSX-GT he shares with Naoki Yamamoto.

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Button won the F1 title in Brawn GP's sole year of existence as a mastery of aerodynamic regulations left the rest of the field standing, and the 38-year-old saw similarities in this year and that one.

The polesetting #8 ARTA Honda NSX-GT took the race win with Tomoki Nojiri and Takuya Izawa never really challenged. This championship is one of the most hard in the world.

"I couldn't be happier". It's a long time coming from me. "This is so important".

In the final part of the race Button had to resist strong pressure from Hrakove, while they both drove through the traffic GT300, but the Briton managed to break away from Lexus his rival on the penultimate lap and, thus, to secure the title.

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