JRM Group has announced that it is withdrawing its Bentley GT3 entry from the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship season.
The team released a statement informing that the decision was in response to the current COVID-19 situation in the UK and the toll the pandemic was taking on people’s lives.
The team was due to line up with a Bentley Continental GT3 with drivers Martin Plowman and Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher.
In the statement the team stated the decision to pull out was made in collaboration with the drivers, sponsors and partners of the racing team and was made out of respect to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Managing Director of JRM Group, Jason King said, “Companies have closed, people have been furloughed and, in many cases, made redundant.
“Everyone’s livelihood has been affected and some families have lost loved ones.”
The team also acknowledged that actions to tackle the virus (most notably bans of mass gatherings forcing sporting events to be held behind closed doors) had ensured that the championship would not an enjoyable experience for fans, teams and sponsors.
While the team is now refocusing its efforts on the 2021 season, it has not ruled out competing at the final event of the season the Silverstone 500 but said it would be depend on the situation with COVID-19 much closer to the time.