JRM Racing will return to the British GT for the first time since 2014, heading into the season finale at Donington Park with the newly built Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 – piloted by Charlie Fagg and Ben Green.
The teenage duo will be unleashed in the newly built 3.8 litre, V6-engined, 550 bhp Nissan GT-R at Donington next month, with Fagg returning to the series after completing a Spa-Francorchamps clean sweep in the GT4 category for Ebor GT.
19-year-old Green is set for his British GT debut, currently battling for the title in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship standings.
Nissan’s last GT3 appearance with the GT-R came at Donington 2014, however the newly built GT-R NISMO features improved braking and aerodynamic features, in addition to reduced and redistributed weight.
JRM Racing MD Jason King is confident in making an impactful return with the newly built Nissan.
“Getting back on the track with a newly built Nismo GT-R GT3 specification Nissan, driven by a new, young and talented team is what we have been waiting for.
“The time was right to unleash the team and set the challenge to get back on the track with a car, garage support and drivers that we feel has serious podium potential.”
17-year-old Fagg has already proven his GT racing pedigree with an impressive debut in the Ebor GT-run Maserati GT MC at Spa, storming to consecutive wins alongside Matthew Graham. After such an eventful opening to his GT career, Fagg is eager to test his abilities in the series’ top category.
“I’m really excited to get started with JRM,” Fagg commented.
“They have a fantastic history in motorsport and to be a part of their path into GT racing is a massive opportunity for me and one I am very much looking forward to start.
“I’m delighted to be able to race the GTR-GT3, a car that has such good history. It’s very powerful and I am looking forward to driving a car with a good amount of aerodynamic capability, something that I am yet to experience”.
Green meanwhile is hopeful recent success at Donington Park in the GT4 Supercup will aid his transition from GT4 to their highly-powered GT3 counterparts.
“This is a big step up but a natural progression for me and I’m really looking forward to testing the limits of the Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 around a track I know very well, having picked up my first win here at the beginning of this season.
“It will be my debut in British GT and with a good driver pairing in Charlie, as well as the support of JRM, we’re ready for the challenge.”