Jaafar joins HTP Motorsport for Blancpain GT

Formula Renault 3.5 graduate Jazeman Jaafar has announced a Blancpain GT Sprint and Endurance programme for the 2016 season.

Jaafar joins HTP Motorsport for Blancpain GT
Jazeman Jaafar, Fortec Motorsports
Jazeman Jaafar, Fortec Motorspors
Jazeman Jaafar, Fortec Motorsports

The Malaysian driver will race for the HTP Motorsport team that led a Vincent Abril/Maxi Buhk pairing to the Blancpain Sprint Series title last year.

While that title was achieved with a Bentley Continental GT3, HTP has since split with the manufacturer - and Jaafar, as such, is instead set to race a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.

Jaafar, who has long enjoyed backing from Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas, completed his third season in the Formula Renault 3.5 series in 2015.

A noted Monaco specialist, he took a maiden FR3.5 win on the streets of the Principality and led the points early on, but would eventually fall to eighth in the standings.

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