Sena Sakaguchi will race for his fourth different team in Super Formula Lights in 2020 as he moves to B-MAX Racing with Motopark.
The 20-year-old began his career in the championship as a Honda junior while simultaneously racing in Japanese Formula 4, where he was title runner-up in 2016, and picked up two podiums in his first two seasons.
A move to Toda Racing for 2018 resulted in another five podiums and fourth in the points, and Sakaguchi was called up to race in Super Formula for Team Mugen at Autopolis before bad weather led to the race being cancelled.
Last year he concentrated on a Super GT300 campaign with Toyota customer team LM Corsa, where he took two wins and second in the standings. He will remain with the squad in 2020 for another attempt at the title.
His strong form meant he was also called up by the Toyota-powered TOM’S to deputise for Kazuko Kotaka in SF Lights’ Okayama rounds, and he added another three podiums to his career tally.
Sakaguchi then joined B-MAX with Motopark for the post-season test at Suzuka to shake down the first of its new Dallara 320 chassis, and his test-topping form prompted him to then sign with the team.
“In 2020, we will participate in Super Formula Lights with B-MAX Racing with Motopark,” said Sakaguchi.
“I am able to compete thanks to the support of a lot of people. I will do my best to become series champion.”
B-MAX with Motopark also ran FIA F3 Championship racers Raoul Hyman and Simo Laaksonen in the post-season test, in addition to its 2019 drivers Ameya Vaidyanathan and DRAGON.