This year the JRM Group will be running four Nissan GT-R’s in FIA GT1. No word yet on the Swiss Racing Team and there two cars in FIA GT1. The FIA GT1 cars are rear wheel drive an Nissan V8 VK56 powered. No twin turbo V6, no all wheel drive, bearing very little resemblance to the street cars.
The JRM Group is pleased to confirm that it will enter four Nissan GT-Rs in this year’s FIA GT1 World Championship. The cars will be run as two completely separate teams, in two different liveries: JR Motorsports and Sumo Power GT.
Following recent negotiations with NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd.) and, after a successful season in 2010 with its two Sumo Power GT cars, the JRM Group has taken the opportunity to expand its racing operations. The two additional cars acquired by the Group are those that were campaigned last year by Swiss Racing Team.
Driver line up for the two JRM Group teams is as follows:
Car 23 Michael Krumm/Lucas Luhr (Germany)
Car 22 Peter Dumbreck/Richard Westbrook (UK)
Sumo Power GT
Car 20 Enrique Bernoldi/Ricardo Zonta (Brazil)
Car 21 TBA/TBA
The selection of the final two drivers for the Sumo Power GT team will be made following a test at the Losail circuit near Doha, in Qatar. The test is scheduled to take place during the first week of March, when 12 drivers will be assessed for car number 21.
“For the FIA GT1 World Championship and for NISMO, it is important to have four Nissan GT-Rs running in this year’s series”, explains JRM Group Executive Director James Rumsey. “Therefore, acquiring another two cars means that, not only does this satisfy these two issues, but it also strengthens our association with NISMO and gives us, as a group, a greater opportunity for success.”
“We learnt a lot in 2010 and therefore we will use the information we gained for 2011”, continued Mr. Rumsey. “I believe that this year, between our two teams, we will have the strongest driver line-up on the grid, a factor that will help us to achieve our goal of becoming 2011 Champions.”
Round one of this season’s ten-round FIA GT1 World Championship takes place at the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 26 March.
Source: JRM Group via NAGTROC