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Toyota signs Sasahara, however Alesi retains Orderly Formula drive

Ex-Honda driver Sasahara fills the TBA slot that had existed alongside Alesi within the #37 TOM’S Toyota GR Supra when Toyota at the origin launched its 2023 GT500 line-united states of americaback in November.

Nonetheless, no matter expectations that Sasahara would also grab the put of Alesi within the squad’s Orderly Formula line-up, Alesi has now been confirmed alongside Ritomo Miyata as allotment of an unchanged roster.

Miyata will partner Sho Tsuboi on board the #36 TOM’S GR Supra, as beforehand launched.

Alesi’s berth at TOM’S in Orderly Formula modified into as soon as called into query after a disappointing first stout season with the personnel last year that yielded accurate one aspects originate all year, an eighth put at Fuji Speedway.

Sasahara modified into as soon as attributable to this reality invited to allotment Alesi’s automobile for last month’s post-season rookie check at Suzuka, taking on the #36 automobile for the 2nd day of the check and making a real influence with his speed and technical suggestions.

Nonetheless, lacking out on the TOM’S drive capacity that Sasahara, who obtained two races last year however has been replaced at Team Mugen by Purple Bull junior Liam Lawson, will no longer characteristic on the grid in 2023.

Sasahara alternatively composed becomes the essential Japanese driver to transition from Honda to Toyota since Daisuke Ito in 2008, having already had his first taste of the GR Supra in a non-public check session unhurried last month at Motegi.

2023 Toyota Orderly Formula line-up:

Team No. Driver
Kondo Racing 3 Japan Kenta Yamashita
4 Japan Kazuto Kotaka
KCMG 7

Japan Kamui Kobayashi

18

Japan Yuji Kunimoto

Rookie Racing 14

Japan Kazuya Oshima

Impul 19

Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi

20

Japan Ryo Hirakawa

TOM’S 36

France Giuliano Alesi

37

Japan Ritomo Miyata

Inging 38

Japan Sho Tsuboi

39

Japan Sena Sakaguchi

Toyota 2023 SUPER GT line-up:

Team

Tyre

No.

Drivers

TOM’S

Bridgestone

36

Japan Sho Tsuboi

Japan Ritomo Miyata

37

France Giuliano Alesi

Japan Ukyo Sasahara

Racing Accomplishing Bandoh

Yokohama

19

Japan Yuji Kunimoto

Japan Sena Sakaguchi

SARD

Bridgestone

39

Japan Yuhi Sekiguchi

Japan Yuichi Nakayama

Cerumo

Bridgestone

38

Japan Hiroaki Ishiura

Japan Yuji Tachikawa

Rookie Racing

Bridgestone

14

Japan Kazuya Oshima

Japan Kenta Yamashita

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