After a promising day qualifying session in what can only be described as torrid conditions and a superb tenth place in the tricky night session, you could forgive RJN Motorsport for being a little complacent. However, this isn't the case.
Despite arguably having one of the strongest driver pairings on the grid; GT4 regulars Alex Buncombe, Lucas Ordonez, Jordan Tresson, and EVO magazine journalist, Dickie Meaden, the guys were very modest about the achievements so far.
Experienced sportcar driver Alex Buncombe said, “We're in good shape, but unless we get through the night, it means nothing.” Team-mate Dickie Meaden added, “The 370Z feels really good in the wet: predictable and even fun, except when the windscreen wipers stopped working! We haven’t even used the variable traction control yet, although if the standing water gets REALLY bad we’ve got it to fall back on.”
The Oxfordshire based team are using their GT4-spec Nissan 370Z that is developed and built solely by themselves, and have already contested 24 hour endurance races at Spa and Dubai. At Spa, Alex Buncombe put in a 2.39.09 lap in the second night qualifying period to qualify the car on pole for GT4 class. The impressive pace continued with 17th overall in the Saturday morning warm up session.
The Britcar 24 warm-up is due to begin at 11:30 and the race is set to start at 16:30.