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Jenson Team Rocket RJN Switches to McLaren

Jenson Team Rocket RJN switches from Honda to McLaren for GTWC Europe…

Photo: Jenson Team Rocket RJN

Jenson Team Rocket RJN has become the latest new McLaren customer team and will campaign a 720S GT3 in the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup this year.

The team makes the switch to McLaren after debuting last season with a Honda NSX GT3 Evo, which it entered in all five rounds of the Endurance Cup with a Silver lineup.

It hasn’t revealed details of its drivers for the 2020 campaign, which kicks off at Monza in April, but has confirmed that it will either run in the Silver or Pro-Am Cup, and therefore not with a Pro lineup.

Jenson Team Rocket RJN was established as a joint venture between 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button and long-time GT team RJN a year ago.

It becomes the second McLaren customer in GTWC Europe this year, joining Optimum Motorsport, which has confirmed a single car for Rob Bell, Joe Osborne and Ollie Wilkinson.

“It is great to have Jenson Team Rocket RJN join the Customer Racing family for 2020,” commented McLaren Automotive’s director of motorsport, Ian Morgan.

“The GT World Challenge Europe championship offers probably the biggest challenge in GT3 racing and the 720S GT3 has kicked off the year with a strong result on its Bathurst 12 Hour debut last weekend, taking an outright podium and class victory.

“We now have a strong foundation to build on, and this latest program with Jenson Team Rocket RJN is extremely exciting for the new season ahead.”

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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