After re-entering racing as a team after five years for the 2012 British Endurance Championship (BEC) season Jensen Motorsport have become one of the first teams to announce their return to the series for the 2013 campaign.
“We have been talking with [BEC organisers] Britcar for a while now and are very pleased with the provisional regulations and calendar for next season,” said team manager Mike Lunn. “This year Britcar have put on a fantastic championship and we very much look forward to racing with them again next season”.
Team founder Jensen Lunn entered the team for the 2012 season, fielding a Chevron GR8 in Class Four of the BEC. Lunn shared the car with Mark Steward for much of the season, though he drove the three hour race at Snetterton in August alone and teamed up with Sarah Bennett–Baggs for the season finale. The team finished third in class, making them the best scoring privateer Chevron team in UK racing.
Preparations are already underway for next season, the team rebuilding their car with help from Cosworth at their Hampshire base.
“Our relationship with Cosworth this season has ensured we have had almost perfect reliability which in endurance racing is half the battle,” said Jensen Lunn. “We have agreed terms with them for 2013 and are awaiting the new power plants to be delivered in the next 10 days, this is good for us as it will enable us to commence testing as early as possible in 2013 especially with our new rookie driver for next season.”
With 2013 plans already taking shape, the team are aiming for a second strong season, paving the way for a move into the British GT Championship in 2014, as well as series on mainland Europe.