Press Release

Andre Couto is set to race with KRAFT Racing in 2011 SUPER GT series!

The SUPER GT has continued to grow until today it is recognized as the “world’s prime touring car race”, which Japan can be very proud of. Andre Couto has been present throughout many of this series’ exciting race scenes and actions over the years since 2004, and this season he is onto making entry with LEXUS TEAM KRAFT.

LEXUS TEAM KRAFT is known for many of its glorious achievements throughout the past, such as that fantastic pole-to-win victory in the 3rd round (Fuji Speedway) of last season. Inviting Akira Iida to serve as their new director, the team has chosen two strong drivers to fight through the coming new season. Juichi Wakisaka, one of the distinguished drivers representing Japan with also abundant experiences as a champion, together with Macau-hero Andre Couto will hit their strides this year, all determined to drive KRAFT Racing ultimately to winning the series champion title!

The two drivers will take the steer of D’STATION KeePer SC430, car No. 35, the machine which Toyota has pumped in all the best technologies with all the dignity. There is no doubt that Toyota Techno Kraft (TRD)-tuned engine, in combination with the Bridgestone tyres, will stir up dynamic battles on the tracks thrilling many race fans and spectators waiting to see some great actions.

“I am greatly honored to continue racing as a LEXUS driver in the SUPER GT series. I can’t wait for the first round and the season to open, as we are able to race with the best package, matured in all aspects. We will certainly give our maximum, do whatever we can to accomplish our target to win the “Series Champion”, and while we do so, we count on your grand support for LEXUS TEAM KRAFT all throughout the year!”