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Vandoorne confirms Super Formula move

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McLaren-Honda reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne has finalised his move to the Japanese-based Super Formula championship for the 2016 season.

The 2015 GP2 Series champion will dovetail his commitments with McLaren with a full campaign in Japan with Docomo Team Dandelion Racing, with the Belgian driver taking the #41 alongside Japanese team-mate Tomoki Nojiri.

Other notable drivers within the eight-car Honda line-up for Super Formula include Vandoorne’s 2014 GP2 Series team-mate Takuya Izawa at Real Racing and 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion Bertrand Baguette at Nakajima Racing.

Super Formula had been Vandoorne’s and McLaren’s preferential destination for 2016 to keep the Belgian race-fit should he be required to step in at any time for regular drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Honda will be looking to strike back in 2016 after seeing Toyota dominate the championship in 2015 with their rivals securing six race victories to Honda’s one last season.

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