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Nissan, RJN Return to British GT with UltraTek

Nissan and RJN return to British GT with UltraTek-entered 370Z GT4s…

Photo: UltraTek Racing

Photo: UltraTek Racing

Official Nissan UK factory squad RJN will return to the British GT Championship this season, with a pair of Nissan 370Z GT4s run under the UltraTek Racing banner.

Long-time UltraTek drivers Martin Plowman and Richard Taffinder will race the first car, while Tim Eakin and former actor Kelvin Fletcher will team up together in the second Nissan.

UltraTek entered two Lotus Evora GT4s in the series for the past two seasons, but for 2017 switches to NISMO machinery.

This marks the return of the Nissan name to the British GT grid, following the brand’s last appearance in 2014 when RJN and Strata 21 ran Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s.

“It was a tough decision to switch teams and brands, but we feel it is the right time,” commented Taffinder, driver and UltraTek managing director.

“Having given this an enormous amount of thought, the brand fit with Nissan will deliver both the reliability we need and the longevity to support our programme as it has a range of cars that will help us progress on our road to Le Mans.

“I have been very impressed with the team at RJN, they are a highly professional outfit, and the links they have to Nissan are a bonus.

“It is important to mention Martin Plowman, who has been instrumental in bringing the deal with RJN to fruition. We are in perfect shape for the start of the 2017 season.”

Added Bob Neville, RJN managing director: “We’re delighted to be working with Richard and the team at UltraTek Racing, they have been very thorough in their preparations and are taking this year’s campaign very seriously.

“We have always held the British GT Championship in high regard, we have many good memories of the championship and are very much looking forward to making some new ones.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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