Nissan and Lexus announce Hockenheim DTM driver line-ups

Lexus and Nissan have revealed their driver line-ups for the SUPER GT entries in the DTM finale at Hockenheim, following the announcement that Jenson Button will represent Honda

Nissan and Lexus announce Hockenheim DTM driver line-ups

Reigning Button revealed on social media on Saturday that he would represent Honda in the final round of the 2019 DTM season on October 5-6, where all three SUPER GT manufacturers will take part as wildcard entrants.

While Honda will use a single driver for both races of the finale, both Lexus and Nissan have adopted a split-driver arrangement.

Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa, the 2017 SUPER GT champions, will share the #37 TOM'S Lexus LC500, each driver taking part in one race of the double header.

The NISMO-entered Nissan entry will be piloted by multiple championship-winning duo Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda, the latter holding the record for most race wins in GT500.

Quintarelli and Matsuda will carry #35 on their GT-R, with Nissan's traditional #23 in use by R-Motorsport Aston Martin driver Dani Juncadella - who ironically tested for Nissan over the winter before deciding to stay in the DTM for another season.

SUPER GT's presence in the DTM finale is a precursor for a joint race between the two series, scheduled for November 22-24 at Fuji Speedway.

Six to 10 DTM cars are expected to join the Japanese field for what is touted to be the first of many crossover events between the two championships.

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