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- Updated: March 9, 2017
Team Racing Technology has confirmed that it has entered a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for the GT4 European Series Southern Cup.
The French team has signed Jim Pla and Pierre Sancinena to pilot the Porsche, as the team extends its partnership with the German manufacturer.
Founded in 2011, Team Racing Technology has been a regular fixture in Porsche club motorsport and the highly-competitive Porsche Carrera Cup France series ever since.
Twenty-four-year-old Pla already boasts a wide racing experience, having claimed victories in single-seaters and podiums aplenty in the Porsche Carrera Cup France, where he already competed under the Team Racing Technology banner.
Teammate Sancinéna is only one year older and similarly versatile at the wheel. The Rouen-born ace’s career took flight in the French F4 Championship, one of the partner categories of the GT4 European Series Southern Cup, before shining in European F3, Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup France, GT, and prototype racing.
Team Racing Technology has already secured valuable mileage ahead of the forthcoming season, having completed two days of testing at the Fay de Bretagne circuit, which is located near the squad’s headquarters of Saint-Herblain.
The sessions proved to be very useful in understanding the new tyres from Pirelli, which serves as the FFSA French GT Championship’s official supplier.
“We are delighted to be competing in a series as renowned as the [GT4 European Series Southern Cup],” commented Sylvain Noel, managing director.
“Although this is a new dawn for the category, having the FFSA and SRO Motorsports Group, whose credentials as organisers and promoters are well established, at the helm instils confidence and offers solid guarantees.
“The new GT4 format represents a more accessible platform with attractive long-term prospects. We are also very happy to extend our long-standing partnership with Porsche.
“We have learnt a great deal from our test days at Fay de Bretagne, especially in terms of tyre behaviour and management. Switching to Pirelli in 2017 marks a change of culture that we need to assimilate properly.
“With Jim and Pierre, the team can rely on a very solid pair of drivers and together we will strive to fight at the sharper end of the field to challenge for podiums on a regular basis.”