JRM Racing signs Dumbreck and Luhr For Blancpain Endurance Series Nissan GT-R GT3

2013 Nissan GT-R GT3

JRM Racing has signed two drivers to their effort for the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series. Both drivers have experience with JRM in the GT1 Nissan GT-R from 2011. The first race at Oulton Park, April 1st, 2013. Check out the Press Release and full 2013 Nissan GT-R GT3 specifications below.

JRM Racing signs Dumbreck and Luhr For Blancpain Endurance Series campaign

British sportscar team JRM Racing is delighted to confirm Scot Peter Dumbreck and German Lucas Luhr will race its Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 in this year's Blancpain Endurance Series. Peter and Lucas will team up in the Pro-car entry submitted by the team to contest the 2013 championship.

Lucas, 33, returns to the JRM fold following his 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship win with the team. In his title-winning year Lucas scored four wins with the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT1 alongside team-mate Michael Krumm. Lucas' prestigious career has also included a further GT1 championship title, five ALMS class titles, class wins at Sebring, Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and stints in the German touring car championship, the DTM, with Audi.

Peter Dumbreck, 39, who hails from Kirkcaldy, has a long history of competition with the British-based JRM squad. In 2010 he joined forces with Sumo Power GT, the predecessor to JRM Racing, when the FIA GT1 World Championship was re-launched. Peter also competed in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship with JRM in 2012, securing sixth position overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with four further privateer podiums in the championship. His extensive racing experience also includes spells in the Super GT championship in Japan and five Le Mans campaigns, plus the DTM.

Speaking of his return to JRM, Lucas commented, 'I'm pleased and excited to join up with JRM again, and to get back behind the wheel of the Nissan GT-R. I know the team very well from the 2011 season and the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 I'll be racing is based on the GT1 car I won the GT1 championship with, so I believe there is huge potential. The car looks good and clearly has the performance to do well in this championship so I’m very hopeful of a good year.'

Peter added, 'Continuing with JRM this year was a natural move after the success we've had together in the past three seasons. Blancpain is a competitive series and the car we have is capable of doing very well. I know that JRM and Nismo have been working hard to get the most from the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 and I really think we can show that this year. I'm looking forward to getting out on track and mixing it up with the rest of the field.'

Team principal James Rumsey commented, 'Peter and Lucas are a formidable driving pair, with extensive experience of the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT1 from which the GT3 car is derived. Having them in the team is a major benefit for JRM and our customers as they will bring out the performance and drivability of the car based on their understanding of the GT3 and their racing expertise. Both drivers also know the team exceptionally well, with Peter with the team since its inception and Lucas our world champion from 2011. We are talking to a number of drivers about the third seat and hope to finalise this very soon.'
2013 Nissan GT-R GT3

Type: Nissan VR38DETT, 3.8 litre, V6, twin-turbo
Maximum power output: 550+ ps @ 6,500 rpm*
Maximum torque output: 637+ nm @ 5,000 rpm*
* Subject to FIA Balance of Performance

Dampers: Ohlins TTX with four-way adjustment
Anti-roll bars: Front and rear adjustable blade

Gearbox: Hewland 6-speed sequential
Clutch: Sachs 4-plate sintered
Shift system: Semi-automatic pneumatic paddle
Crown wheel and pinion: Endurance specification
Prop shaft: Endurance specification, lightweight CFRP
Drive shafts: Endurance specification, lightweight

Type: Brembo 6-piston, long distance front calipers
ABS controller: Bosch motorsport M4, driver-adjustable
Brake bias: Front/rear, driver adjustable
Cooling: Front and rear ducts
ABS: Bosch motorsport M4 system

Type: RAYS centre-lock, aluminium forged
Size: 18” x 13” front and rear, 9kg each

Homologated weight: 1300 kgs
Shell: Welded, FIA safety cage
Jacking: Fitted air jacks

Fuel & exhaust
Fuel system: 130-litre, ATL FT3 tank with CFRP cell and ‘quick fill’ refueling system
Exhaust system: Side-exit with optional catalytic converter

ECU: Pectel SQ6M featuring: Semi-automatic gearbox control, driver adjustable traction control, drive-by-wire throttle control and auto ‘blip’
Data: Motec ADL 3 dash logger display (backlit)
GPS receiver and lap beacon
Multi-function shift light module
Comprehensive sensor pack including damper potentiometers
Pressure and temperature monitoring system

Panels & doors: Carbon-composite
Windows: Polycarbonate door, side and rear
Windscreen: Polycarbonate with hard coating
Aerodynamics: Wind tunnel developed front splitter, bumper and flat floor, adjustable rear wing assembly

Interior equipment
Seat: Sparco with HANS fixing and quick adjustment (optional – customer specific)
Harness: NISMO 5-point
Steering wheel: Optional, with quick adjustment
Fire extinguisher system: Lifeline lightweight

Optional equipment
Driver cooling: NISMO air conditioned “cool seat” system
Tyre pressure monitoring: Beru F1 Digilite TPMS system
Rear brakes: Endurance specification caliper and disk kit

All specifications are subject to change without notice
Source: JRM Racing

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