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JRM to focus on Le Mans
17 January 2013
The JRM Racing team has revealed that it doesn't plan to enter the 2013 World Endurance Championship and will instead put its focus on the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The team moved into prototype racing for the first time last season with its LMP1 HPD ARX-03a, with David Brabham, Peter Dumbreck and Karun Chandhok sharing driver duties.
The team finished third in the privateers' championship and took a top six finish at Le Mans – crossing the line as the second privateer team.
However, for the new campaign, the team has now confirmed that it will focus on securing the budget to improve its result at Le Mans and hasn't made any plans to compete full-time in the WEC this year.
“Le Mans 24 Hours is the highlight of the endurance calendar and brings greater opportunities for brand visibility than any other event,” team owner James Rumsey said. “In our first-ever Le Mans we finished in sixth overall, with very little running beforehand, and we are extremely excited about what we can do in our second year. We remain open to competing in events of the World Endurance Championship or other sportscar series, and we have a number of options we are pursuing, but for the moment our goal is to work on securing the long-term partnerships required to enable us to compete and succeed in the world's most famous motor race.
“Additionally, we will take our experience and successes from last season, and plug it straight into our customer support programme for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. This will be of enormous benefit to our clients and partner teams, and we look forward to this latest stage of the JRM Group.”