in final round of Blancpain Endurance Series
JRM will enter the Nissan NISMO GT-R GT3 in this weekend's Blancpain Endurance Series race at Silverstone. The three-hour event sees the third competitive outing for the car, which is still undergoing an extensive test and development programme.
The GT3 Nissan is being jointly developed between NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd.) and JRM (JR Motorsport), with its participation in selected events being carried out to put miles on the car and enable engineers to gather data and information whilst it is being run in race conditions.
Its first competitive outing was in the previous round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Magny-Cours, where the car - driven by David Brabham and Richard Westbrook - ran perfectly throughout the three-hour race. Its next competitive appearance was at Donington, where Alex Buncombe and Nick Catsburg drove it during a round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
This weekend will see Peter Dumbreck join Westbrook and Catsburg at Silverstone for the fifth and final round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, with JRM confident that the combination of these three experienced drivers will provide them with a significant amount of feedback to assist with the car's ongoing development programme.
"This weekend's race at Silverstone is all about building on the information we have gained so far and to bring the car a step closer to its final specification in readiness for the 2012 season", said JRM Managing Director Andy Barnes. "The development program is firmly on target and we are very pleased with how the GT-R is shaping up in advance of supply to our customers. Our participation in the final Blancpain Endurance Series round is part of that next step and we are pleased to welcome our JRM GT1 regular Peter (Dumbreck) into the car alongside Richard (Westbrook) and Nick (Catsburg)."
The Blancpain Endurance Series race at Silverstone gets underway at 12.15 and finishes at 15.15. It is anticipated that over 30 cars will be taking part.