JRM Racing confirms plans to enter 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans

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The team will not contest the World Endurance championship but will focus on Le Mans and its Nissan GT programs.

JRM Racing today confirmed its intention to enter the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second consecutive year. After finishing its debut Le Mans campaign in sixth overall, the East Sussex-based squad plans to enter one Honda HPD ARX-03a to the blue ribbon event that will take place on 22-23 June 2013.

‘Le Mans 24 Hours is the highlight of the endurance calendar.

James Rumsey

JRM will focus its efforts on securing budget to improve on its 2012 Le Mans result and does not currently plan to enter the entire 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship. The company will instead concentrate on Le Mans and also broaden its core business interests of high performance engineering solutions for several clients, including Nismo, and customer sales of the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which is eligible for competition in national and international GT championships.

James Rumsey, chief executive of JRM Group, commented, ‘Le Mans 24 Hours is the highlight of the endurance calendar and brings greater opportunities for brand visibility than any other event. In our first-ever Le Mans we finished in sixth overall, with very little running beforehand, and we are extremely excited about what we can do in our second year. We remain open to competing in events of the World Endurance Championship or other sportscar series, and we have a number of options we are pursuing, but for the moment our goal is to work on securing the long-term partnerships required to enable us to compete and succeed in the world’s most famous motor race.

#22 JRM HPD ARX 03a Honda, Le Mans 2012
#22 JRM HPD ARX 03a Honda, Le Mans 2012

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

‘Additionally, we will take our experience and successes from last season, and plug it straight into our customer support programme for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. This will be of enormous benefit to our clients and partner teams, and we look forward to this latest stage of the JRM Group.’

JRM Racing contested the 2012 WEC, finishing in third overall in the Privateers’ championship with four podiums.

JRM Racing

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Tags honda, hpd, jrm, le mans, mismo, nissan, rumsey, wec