Martin Plowman will make a return to Europe for 2015, two years after winning the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 Driver’s Championship with OAK Racing, and reunite with Nissan in the process.
The Englishman will share a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 with Sean Walkinshaw and Craig Dolby at MRS-GT Racing in the full Blancpain Endurance Series.
“I already know what NISMO can do. It was their engine that powered me to World Championship success so I am expecting great things from the new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3,” Plowman said.
“The car looks great, feels great and I am super happy with the program that MRS and JRM Group have put together.
“My time in the World Endurance Series showed me that the discipline of a multi driver squad and longer races suits me very well.”
JRM Group partnership James Walters added, “Martin is the perfect final piece in the jigsaw. Everyone is now looking forward to the racing that lies ahead.
“To have Martin’s experience, alongside that of Craig Dolby, should be the perfect environment to develop our new young development driver Sean Walkinshaw.
“The next two days give us a great opportunity to get the whole team working well together, learning about the car and each other. We want to hit the ground running when the season proper starts.”
Plowman raced the season-opening TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona with BAR1 Motorsports, but is not currently listed on the entry list for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.