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And Now JRM Join In
Two Nissan GT-R GT3s For Oulton Park

The already hugely-impressive grid for this weekend’s British GT Championship opener at Oulton Park will be topped off in fine style with the addition of a brace of Nissan GT-R GT3s from JRM Racing.

Each will have just one driver – 2012 GT4 co-champion Jody Fannin and former Porsche racer Mark Cole – with a 20-second time penalty being incurred at each pitstop as a result. Both will get behind the wheel for the first time this Wednesday at Snetterton.

“The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is getting a justified reputation as a very strong contender in GT racing. We’ve worked hard with Nissan and Nismo to pull through developments over the winter and we have a good balance between performance, driveability and reliability,” said Team Principal James Rumsey. “Jody and Mark saw this potential for British GT and we look forward to working with them in Oulton. Both are looking to secure full funding for the remainder of the season, but we are sure we will provide them with the best possible weapon to show what they can do. The Snetterton test will be a good opportunity to prepare the car in advance of the race, get to know the drivers and for them to know us.”

“The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 looks fantastic and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel,” said 19-year-old Fannin. “I’m really looking forward to getting to grips with it at Oulton Park in race trim. Importantly we’ve got the test at Snetterton, which will be a chance to get to know the team and the car, and give us the best possibility of doing well in the race.”

47-year-old Cole returns to the championship after selected appearances in the mid -2000s (with Tech 9 and Team Parker Racing) but did the vast majority of his racing elsewhere, collecting several titles along the way. However, business commitments saw him stop racing cars in 2007, although he has since raced bikes; “It’s been some time since I even sat in a race car let alone drove competitively! However I’ve never lost the hunger to get back behind the wheel, and the JRM Racing Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is a good opportunity for me. I’ll get the full experience at the test at Snetterton, which will be the very first time I will drive the car and provide an opportunity for me to literally get up to speed ahead of the race, but from what I’ve seen, it looks like it will be a very easy car to get to grips with. I’m hopeful about the prospect of doing a full championship and want to use this first race as a platform to show what we can do.”

The addition of the Nissans officially brings the grid to capacity at Oulton and was only possible due to the absence of Nigeria Racing Eagle and GPRM, who will start their seasons at Rockingham in May.