JRM Racing has confirmed its lineup ahead of the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series in the shape of Scot Peter Dumbreck and German Lucas Luhr. The two will pilot JRM’s Nissan GT-R Nismo in the Pro-car category.
Dumbreck is set to continue his partnership with the British team, having joined JRM’s predecessor Sumo Power GT back in 2010, leading up to competing in last year’s inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship, finishing sixth at Le Mans with four privateer podium results throughout the season.
“Continuing with JRM this year was a natural move after the success we’ve had together in the past three seasons.” said Dumbreck. “Blancpain is a competitive series and the car we have is capable of doing very well. I know that JRM and Nismo have been working hard to get the most from the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 and I really think we can show that this year. I’m looking forward to getting out on track and mixing it up with the rest of the field.”
Luhr returns to JRM for 2013, having taken the team’s Nissan GT-R Nismo to the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship title, scoring four race victories alongside teammate Michael Krumm. Luhr’s career has seen the German take a further GT1 championship title along with five American Le Mans Series titles and class wins at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans.
“I’m pleased and excited to join up with JRM again, and to get back behind the wheel of the Nissan GT-R.” said Luhr, “I know the team very well from the 2011 season and the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 I’ll be racing is based on the GT1 car I won the GT1 championship with, so I believe there is huge potential. The car looks good and clearly has the performance to do well in this championship so I’m very hopeful of a good year.”
“Peter and Lucas are a formidable driving pair, with extensive experience of the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT1 from which the GT3 car is derived.” commented JRM Team Principle James Rumsey “Having them in the team is a major benefit for JRM and our customers as they will bring out the performance and drivability of the car based on their understanding of the GT3 and their racing expertise. Both drivers also know the team exceptionally well, with Peter with the team since its inception and Lucas our world champion from 2011. We are talking to a number of drivers about the third seat and hope to finalise this very soon.”