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About JRM Group

It didn’t take long for JRM to make its mark in motorsport. As soon as the company was founded in 2008 it hit the ground (or should we say track) running, with a Mitsubishi rally team that went on to win a series of international events on asphalt, gravel…and snow!

And it wasn’t only the cars that gathered pace in 2009, the business followed suit and the year saw a 50,000 sq/ft purpose-built facility opened to become company’s headquarters in Rye East Sussex. During that year, the UK’s number-one Japanese tuning parts supplier Sumo Power was acquired by the Group, and it’s specialist engineering facilities also sprang into life, as JRM invested in staff and resources to ensure it could offer a full range of services to the motorsport and automotive performance sectors.

But one of the most significant moments in the company’s history (to date) was to take place in January 2010, when it formed an association with NISMO (Nissan Motorsport International Co-Ltd.) to prepare and race two 600bhp Nissan GT-Rs in the inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship. A team of top-level engineers and professional drivers was assembled in a matter of weeks and, running under the banner of Sumo Power GT, the team embarked on a season of ten rounds in ten different countries.

The two cars scored a total three race wins, eight podium finishes and a string of fastest laps. But it didn’t end there and, following more consultation with NISMO, JRM contested the 2011 FIA GT1 Championship by adding a further two Nissan GT-Rs that would run under the JRM Racing banner.

This time there was only one goal in mind and, after another season of ten rounds – which this time included five race wins and 18 podium finishes - driver’s Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr secured the FIA GT1 World Championship drivers’ title for JRM Racing.

Because of its success, the company’s association with NISMO has strengthened and JRM is now the official constructor and supplier of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 for Europe, Russia and the Middle East. This important appointment saw the development and expansion of JRM’s Daventry-based operation in the premises it purchased in 2010 to carry out its rally activity.

For 2012 JRM Racing needed another challenge and, never doing things by halves, it entered into a partnership with Honda Performance Development and the Honda HPD ARX-03a LMP1 car, so that it could compete in the inaugural season of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The calendar comprised eight races of no less than six-hours, including the most famous endurance race of them all, the Le Mans 24-hours where the team finished an impressive second in class and sixth overall at it first attempt of this endurance classic.

2012 has seen further developments take place within the JRM Group, with the premises in Rye becoming a centre of excellence for its global motorsport projects. Whilst at Daventry, expansion has allowed the production of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 to increase, the group’s development and engineering facilities to be housed under one roof and the Sumo Power aftermarket retail operation to be relocated.

The company’s success and wide span of activities now sees it work closely with manufacturers and technical partners as it prepares for the future by developing its GT manufacturing operation and achieving even greater success on the track.

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