Nissan GTRs competing in GT1

by Fuggles
10 years ago
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GT-Rs are back again in GT1 for a second year!

There will be four Nissan GT-Rs in this year’s FIA GT1 World Championship. The cars will be run as two completely separate teams, in two different liveries: JR Motorsports and Sumo Power GT.

Driver line up for the two teams is as follows:

JR Motorsports
Car 23 Michael Krumm/Lucas Luhr (Germany)
Car 22 Peter Dumbreck/Richard Westbrook (UK)

Sumo Power GT
Car 20 Enrique Bernoldi/Ricardo Zonta (Brazil)
Car 21 TBA/TBA

The selection of the final two drivers for the Sumo Power GT team will be made following testing and is expected to be announced soon

“For the FIA GT1 World Championship and for NISMO, it is important to have four Nissan GT-Rs running in this year’s series”, explains JRM Group Executive Director James Rumsey. “Therefore, acquiring another two cars means that, not only does this satisfy these two issues, but it also strengthens our association with NISMO and gives us, as a group, a greater opportunity for success.”

“We learnt a lot in 2010 and therefore we will use the information we gained for 2011”, continued Mr. Rumsey. “I believe that this year, between our two teams, we will have the strongest driver line-up on the grid, a factor that will help us to achieve our goal of becoming 2011 Champions.”

Round one of this season’s ten-round FIA GT1 World Championship takes place at the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 26 March.

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