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Comtec Racing and Virtuosi Racing Plan Joint Nissan GT3 Program

Comtec Racing and Virtuosi Racing plan Nissan GT3 racing program…

Photo: JRM

Photo: JRM

Following last week´s test at Brands Hatch JRM tested at Silverstone earlier this week with Comtec Racing and Virtuosi Racing.

The two teams are set to join forces, planning a full-season effort with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in 2015 in addition to their current racing activities. A number of young drivers were assessed at Silverstone.

“It was another good test and takes us forward several steps towards the plans for a full programme. The car is impressive and JRM’s support has been very, very good,” said Comtec Racing’s Phil Blow.

“This is very much a joint effort with Comtec and JRM and this test showed clearly that we’re on course for moving from testing to racing,” Andy Roche (Virtuosi Racing) added.

“The guys all loved the car and we’re now working towards an objective to be on the grid for two of the remaining Blancpain Sprint races this year ahead of a full GT campaign in 2015.”

Australian Nathan Antunes, Russian Nikolay Martsenko Norwegian Pal Varhaug joined Craig Dolby and Liam Venter, who also tested at Brands Hatch, at the test.

“Our goals for 2014 are almost complete. We wanted to secure two teams to represent the JRM factory so we have the potential for race winning cars in a variety of series around Europe and the Middle East to compliment the efforts of Blancpain Pro-Am championship winning Nissan GT Academy Team RJN,” James Walters, Partnership Manager for JRM Group said.

“We already announced Nova Race as our first JRM factory representative and they won first time out in GT Open at Jerez. Now we are about to announce our second JRM factory representative.”

“This will be a partnership between Comtec Racing and Virtuosi and both teams selected drivers for this test and all have performed excellently, with every potential of forming a top flight driving crew.”

“The goal is to work very closely with our new teams and to have front running cars in Blancpain Sprint, Blancpain Endurance and GT Open with paid pro drivers placed where appropriate.”

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including Autosport.nl.

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