Donington BGT - 1st in Class
JRM’s Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 proves it’s ready to handle 2018
Team JRM’s Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 lands P5 at Donington Park with impressive young driver pairing Ben Green and Charlie Fagg.
JRM’s long-awaited return to the track added more competition to the British GT Series where the car had its first outing. Following a quiet stint from the championship winning team, the roar of Nissan, affectionately known as Godziller, brought plenty of excitement to the weekend. Shaking up the competition and performing better than expected, the car is showing it’s worth making up two places from qualifying, starting in P8.
In the driving seat, JRM debuted drivers from its new Young Driver programme. With Charlie, just turned 18 and Ben, 19, taking on their first GT3 race up against teams with a full season of competition and development, in a car that’s notoriously hard to handle, it was no mean feat for the Newcastle and Waltham Abbey teenagers to land P5 for Team JRM.
Jason King – Managing Director of JRM Group Ltd says “I’m incredibly proud of the whole team and how the race has come together. It’s been a real credit to everyone with the amount of work that’s gone in to the prep for our return to the track and it’s paid off today. P6 is a great result for our first outing with this car, especially with the two new JRM drivers, Ben and Charlie, stepping up from GT4.”
Charlie Fagg, JRM Young Driver says “About half an hour in, the car felt more stable. I tried to adapt my driving still to suit it and in the end I felt like my times were just as good, if not better than anyone else’s in the top five. I was very consistent and looked after the car as much as I could. I had a really good time out there today the and amount of support we’ve had this weekend has been absolutely astonishing – for an 18-year-old from Newcastle, it’s just been incredible.”
Elliot Dason-Barber, JRM Technical Director commented, "With a fastest lap of 129.88, we’ve performed better and more reliably than initially planned in this new car. We were heavier than most and Donington is a demanding track on brakes so with all that taken in to account, the fact that we’ve performed competitively all weekend is brilliant. There’s lots of potential still to find in both the car and the drivers – next season will be exciting”.
Team JRM are now looking to 2018, planning ahead and looking forward to challenging the GT3 circuit to a very competitive season.