Factory Peugeot Le Mans driver Nicolas Minassian and former FIA GT champion Jamie Campbell-Walter are proud to announce the creation of a brand new motorsport mentorship and consultancy company: NJ Performance. The pair, who have been firm...
Factory Peugeot Le Mans driver Nicolas Minassian and former FIA GT champion Jamie Campbell-Walter are proud to announce the creation of a brand new motorsport mentorship and consultancy company: NJ Performance.
The pair, who have been firm friends since their days together at LMP1 squad Creation Autosportif, will channel their combined 30 years experience as professional racing drivers into helping up and coming racers reach their full potential, both on and off-track.
As well as assisting the stars of the future, NJ Performance will also specialise in helping gentleman drivers who, be it starting out or striving for greater speed and consistency, require a patient and highly knowledgeable guiding hand they can trust.
Private testing will also provide a backbone to the new enterprise with NJ Performance offering a reliable, professional and comprehensive shakedown and testing service of brand new, newly acquired and classic racing machinery.
In addition, the duo will be utilising their considerable understanding of off-track commitments that accompany any modern racing driver to full effect by making themselves available for personal appearances, product launches and endorsements, sponsor functions, exhibitions and dinner parties.
Nicolas Minassian said: "NJ Performance represents a fantastic opportunity to help out those looking to take their racing to the next level. Between us, we've got an awful lot of experience from junior category single seaters to F1 and IndyCars, as well as every class of GTs, prototypes, touring cars and even classic racing cars. There aren't that many other individuals or companies out there that can match that level of diversity whilst still racing at the highest level. I'd like to think therefore that we're well placed to help out those who require it."
Jamie Campbell-Walter added: "Whilst we've been racing at the highest level for a number of years, we've both also been busy testing a variety of machinery. One week for instance I could be driving the Abu Dhabi two-seater F1 car, and the next shaking down the latest prototype sportscar for a client. It's that, as well as our understanding of off-track commitments like functions and product launches, that steered us towards creating NJ Performance as an umbrella for our activities."
Although colleagues away from the circuit, the pair will be very much rivals this weekend when both contest the annual charity karting event at the Autosport International exhibition at Birmingham's NEC.