Former Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button has confirmed he will drive for Honda in the Japanese Super GT series in 2018.

Button officially announced his full-time return to motorsport in 2018 at the Honda Racing Thanks Day festival at Motegi.

"I'll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race with Honda in Super GT in 2018," Button said.

"It's been a dream for the last couple of years, I love the category.

"I did one race in Suzuka this year, and it got me very excited.

"I'm very excited about the new season. There's a lot of testing to be done to feel comfortable and hopefully improve the package and go out next year and be competitive."

However, no details regarding his co-drivers or team for next season have been revealed at this stage.