MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 24: Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren Honda talks to the media during previews for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 24, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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.