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JRM Racing confirms participation in Blancpain Endurance Series

nissan-gt3-jrmJRM Racing today lodged an entry to compete in the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series. The British squad will use the Series to further enhance performance of the renowned Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 car, which it has developed in conjunction with NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd) since 2011.

JRM will enter two Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 cars, one in the Pro Category with the second in the Pro-Am Category, both of which will be prepared at its Daventry (Northamptonshire) engineering base.

JRM has forged an extensive partnership with NISMO. The two teamed up prior to JRM Racing’s FIA GT1 World Championship title in 2011, with JRM becoming the official development partner of the GT-R. A specialist team of engineers and experienced drivers conducted an intensive development programme throughout 2011 before the car was officially launched outside of Japan in January 2012 at Autosport International. The NISMO-JRM partnership has since continued to further develop the car for client sales.
The Blancpain Endurance Series was created in 2011 in line with current sportscar regulations with the aim to provide a serious technical challenge and allow participation of both professional and amateur racers. It quickly became one of the most popular sportscar series thanks to the variety of race formats, with three hour races combined with 24 hour endurance challenges, and an impressive calendar covering historic and modern circuits. This year’s championship will again centre around the legendary 24 Hours of Spa, with further rounds in Monza, Silverstone, Paul Ricard and the 1000km Nurburgring Series finale.

James Rumsey, team principal of JRM Racing, commented, ‘The decision to enter the Blancpain Series has a distinct customer focus. Together with NISMO, our valued partner in the project, we have one clear aim: to ensure we have a competitive customer package that is continuously developed. The on-track performance gains will be directly passed on to our customers, who will benefit from the combined experience of NISMO’s expertise in designing top quality sportscars and JRM’s excellence in engineering development and race preparation.

‘In recent years we believe that Blancpain has represented the highest level of GT3 racing in Europe and has become one of the most popular sportscar championships. This level of competition ensures that teams and drivers stay sharp and the technical challenges are considerable. For these reasons it is a good opportunity to further develop the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 customer package for GT3 racing and provide the best possible support to both existing and potential customers. Our driver selection process will now commence with further announcements to follow in the coming weeks.’

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  1. Can anybody advise if the calendar / dates for the BES have been finalised yet ? And if so, where we can find them please ?

    Booking accomodation for the Spa 24 Hours is a killer and 27/28 July is still shown as a provisional date.

    Many thanks……………..

    Posted by XJ8 | February 26, 2013, 8:22
  2. @XJ8:
    You can find the calendar on http://www.blancpain-endurance-series.com. There you find the dates listed below.
    The date of the 24h of Spa is correct and is in my opinion not provisional, as the website “www.total24hours.com” also shows this date and already offers tickets for the weekend.
    I also know from my own experience that booking an accomodation at Spa is difficult, but during the last 2 years I found a very good alternative: if you have a car with you, you can book a hotel nearby in the German part of the Eifel, e.g. at Monschau. From there it is just a 30 min drive to the circuit on remote country roads, avoiding any traffic jam. Accomodation facilities there are very good and much cheaper than in Belgium. Just visit http://www.monschau.de for information.

    Round Date Country Circuit
    1 Sunday, April 15th 2012 [ITA] Italy Monza
    2 Sunday, June 3rd 2012 [GBR] United Kingdom Silverstone
    3 Sunday, July 1st 2012 [FRA] France Paul Ricard HTTT
    4 Sunday, July 29th 2012 [BEL] Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
    5 Sunday, September 23rd 2012 [DEU] Germany Nurburgring
    6 Sunday, October 14th 2012 [ESP] Spain Navarra

    Posted by kw | February 26, 2013, 19:39

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