JCR Motorsports will expand into a two-car Maserati GT4 operation, beginning with this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Jeff Courtney, who is coming off pole and a pair of second-place finishes in the team’s first GTS start of the year at Virginia International Raceway last month, will be joined by Fred Roberts, who will pilot the No. 89 entry.
“We are really excited to have Fred coming on board,” Courtney said. “He has had only one day of testing in this car so we need to help get him up to speed as quickly as possible.
“As a team, we were very happy but not surprised with the performance of our Maserati at VIR as we spent a lot of time in the off-season making our cars competitive.
“We are really looking forward to going to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park because it’s the best fit for our Maseratis on the 2017 World Challenge schedule. This is one of my favorite tracks; it’s very fast.
“We do face an additional challenge, and that is a rules adjustment for us that has added weight and ride height after our last race.
“We’re obviously disappointed in the ruling but we’re determined to make this another successful weekend, in particular at Fred’s home track in front of Canadian fans.”
Canadian Roberts, who will take part in selected PWC rounds with the team, said he’s excited to return to the wheel.
“After being away from racing for a while, I could not be happier to be coming back, especially at my home track with its great history,” Roberts said.
“Getting me up to pace will be our focus and clearly, Jeff can help me with that coming off his outstanding performance at VIR.”