Nissan GT Academy racer Romain Sarazin will partner Charlie Fagg during the opening round of the GT4 European Series Northern Cup at Misano, for Sean Walkinshaw Racing’s debut race.
Frenchman Sarazin, who was teammate to SWR owner Sean Walkinshaw at Nissan GT Academy Team RJN in the Blancpain Endurance Cup last year, brings key experience to SWR for its first ever race in GT4 competition with the Nissan 370Z GT4.
In particular, the 22-year-old will provide an excellent benchmark for 17-year-old GT4 teammate Fagg who this year makes the leap into top-line European GT4 endurance racing from the UK-based Ginetta Junior Championship.
After taking part in the Nissan GT Academy in 2015, Sarazin qualified for the ‘race camp’ stage of the contest and went on to win the entire European process.
After securing his race licence, Sarazin was named a NISMO Athlete and embarked on a whirlwind first season of professional motorsport in the Blancpain Endurance Cup last year.
He also competed in the Dubai 24 Hours earlier this year.
“I am really happy to join SWR for the first race of the GT4 European Series Northern Cup alongside Charlie,” he commented.
“I will do my best to bring my Blancpain Endurance Series experience to the team and try and get a good result.”
Added Walkinshaw: “It really is fantastic to have Romain onboard for the season-opener, we’re all thrilled he’s going to be partnering Charlie on his debut in endurance racing.
“I know from being Romain’s team-mate last year, he’s a great driver with a lot of ability.
“His approach is extremely professional, he’s fast and a great team-mate for any driver to have, so we know it’s only going to be positive for Charlie as he takes his first steps with us in GT4.
“Romain has worked hard to put this deal together, we’re all very much looking forward to Misano.”