Le Mans GTE-Am winning trio of Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nicki Thiim will be reunited this weekend, with the ‘Dane Train’ returning to the Young Driver AMR Aston Martin.
For Thiim, Fuji marks the first time since Le Mans that he’s driven with the team, with the 25 year-old missing the last round at Austin due to other commitments, whilst Poulsen and Heinemeier Hansson are on a mission to extend their GTE-Am championship lead having won two out of four races and coming second in the rest.
“We won the race last year, but as the race was short cut, we really don’t have much experience at Fuji,” said Jan Struve, owner of the Young Driver AMR team. “Our aim to finish on the podium. We are in a very good position in the championship and we would like to extend our championship lead.
“Nicki is back this weekend, so we have again an all-Danish driver line up in the car. It’s all looking quite promising and now we hope the weather will be good.”
The 6 Hours of Fuji will start at 11am local time (8am GMT) on Sunday, barring any weather impacts from the incoming Super Tyhpoon Vongfong.