Instead of strength in numbers, Honda is going for efficiency with a two-car program. The Japanese manufacturer debuted its Honda NSX GT3 in the Spa 24 Hours last year with a Pro-Am assault. Works team JAS Motorsport is back this year with a full-Pro line-up while Jenson Team Rocket RJN brings a talented Silver Cup entry.
Honda Team Motul
Run by Honda’s European anchor team JAS Motorsport, Honda Team Motul serves as the unmistakable works team for the Spa 24 Hours. The team features Honda Super GT works driver Bertrand Baguette, Daytona 24 Hours winner Renger van der Zande and Mario Farnbacher – the same trio that won pole position at Laguna Seca earlier in the year.
Both Baguette and Van der Zande have raced the NSX in previous seasons, while Farnbacher is currently leading the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class with the Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3.
#30 Honda Team Motul
Mario Farnbacher/Bertrand Baguette/Renger van der Zande
Jenson Team Rocket RJN
Although Jenson Team Rocket RJN is classed as a Silver Cup team, experience is none of the team’s concerns. All four drivers have been racing in high-level championships for years, with Struan Moore and Ricardo Sánchez regulars at RJN Motorsport during the team’s Nissan days.
Success in the Silver Cup has been far and between this season, however, as Jenson Team Rocket RJN is still looking to score its first class podium.
#22 Jenson Team Rocket RJN (Silver Cup)
Matt McMurry/Philipp Frommenwiler/Struan Moore/Ricardo Sánchez