JRM gearing up for new challenge

JRM Racing
JRM Racing

JRM Racing has announced that it will contest the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012.

The team - which secured the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship for drivers - will take part in the brand new global sports car series at top level, by entering a car in the LMP1 class.

Following recent negotiations, the team can confirm that it will run a single LMP1 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a in all of the season’s eight rounds, which includes the legendary Le Mans 24-hours.

Rye-based JRM Racing has said it wishes to run three drivers in the car and is aiming to announce who has been selected by mid-January.

The team makes no secret that it is looking to repeat the early success it achieved in GT racing. It will therefore embark on an extensive test schedule ahead of the first race of the season, which takes place at Sebring on March 17.

Although turning its attentions towards the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012, JRM confirms that it will retain its strong and successful association with NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd).

The company is also eager to point out that it would be pleased to enter the FIA GT1 World Championship for a third season if the right deal can be reached with a sponsor.

See tomorrow’s Rye Observer for the full article.