In addition to the Australian season opener at the iconic 6.2km New South Wales circuit, Renger will also feature in Honda’s driver line-up for the Intercontinental GT Challenge rounds in Suzuka, Japan and Kyalami, South Africa later in the year.
Initially, van der Zande was offered the opportunity to contest a full season of Intercontinental GT Challenge with Honda, however, prior IMSA DPI commitments deemed a full season campaign in the SRO-run championship not possible. Therefore, Renger will miss out on the opportunity to compete with Honda in the global championship’s European round at Spa-Francorchamps, as well as the Indianapolis 8 hour in the USA.
Renger, who has celebrated many successes, including victory at the Rolex 24 Hours in Daytona just last weekend, has competed in the last 7 years of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship - most recently with the Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. He will team up with 2019 IMSA champion Dane Cameron to attack Mount Panorama this weekend; IMSA GTD class champion Mario Farnbacher completes the all-star line-up for the 12-hour Australian epic.
“I am very thankful to Honda for the opportunity to race again in the fantastic NSX GT3 in the Intercontinental GT Championship" said Renger.
"Of course I would have loved to have taken part in the full season, but when that turned out to not be possible Honda were amazing, in asking me to race for them in the rounds for which I was available, and I can't wait to take on the Mount Panarama Circuit once again”