JRM Racing unlikely to defend FIA GT1 title
|By Glenn Freeman||Thursday, January 12th 2012, 14:50 GMT|
Reigning FIA GT1 world title winning team JRM Racing is unlikely to return to defend its championship in 2012.
Team boss James Rumsey told AUTOSPORT recently that the team's new LMP1 attack for this year was likely to be its focus, but that he was "keen" to remain in GT1 if possible.
However, speaking on the main stage at AUTOSPORT International, Rumsey described the chances of a GT1 campaign this year as "doubtful".
"At the moment we're still finalising our plans for this year with regards to GT1," said Rumsey, who revealed the final version of the GT3 Nissan GT-R that the team has developed for customers.
"Obviously we're involved in GT3 - but that's a production process for us. There are some things that could click into place that could see us entering [the world championship], but at the moment things are looking quite doubtful."
Rumsey highlighted that the change of rules in the championship so that it runs to GT3 regulations had played a part in the team's shift in priorities.
"I think there's still an opportunity for us to enter, sadly the four cars we've been running which are only two years old now are outlawed in the championship because their not GT3 machinery," he said.
"And of course there was our recent news about LMP, so there's a lot of focus there."