BMW’s Farfus pressured to skip Autopolis SUPER GT spherical

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The Brazilian confirmed to Motorsport.com that he can be unable to take up his common seat alongside Seiji Ara within the BMW Group Studie M4 GT3 on October 1-2.

It would mark the second race Farfus has missed this season following Could’s third spherical of the season at Suzuka, with the crew’s third driver Tsubasa Kondo set to deputise once more.

Autopolis was all the time more likely to show a problematic race for Farfus owing to a three-way conflict between SUPER GT, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Petit Le Mans finale and the curtain-closer of the GT World Problem Europe season at Barcelona.

Farfus mentioned a last determination on whether or not he’ll race at Highway Atlanta for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing or at Barcelona for Rowe Racing hasn’t been made but by BMW.

“Sadly it was such a late name with this visa scenario, if we had identified earlier we in all probability would have deliberate the season otherwise to permit me to do the total season [in SUPER GT],” Farfus informed Motorsport.com.

“Suzuka we knew was all the time going to conflict, however possibly the following race [Autopolis] might have been attainable. Anyway, on the finish of the day, it’s not my determination.”

Farfus’s finest end in SUPER GT thus far this yr is the twelfth place he and Ara earned final day trip at Suzuka in August, which got here after Farfus picked up a drive-through penalty for not respecting the grid formation initially of the race.

Studie scored its first SUPER GT win as an unbiased outfit within the Could Suzuka race, which Farfus was absent for because of a conflict with the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

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Ara and Kondo stay sixth within the standings on the power of that victory, 17 factors behind GT300 factors leaders Joao Paulo de Oliveira and Kiyoto Fujinami.

Farfus and Ara will begin tenth on the grid for Sunday’s sixth spherical of the season at Sugo.

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