To prepare for the 24-hour battle, the team will take to the track Tuesday, July 3, for the championships’s annual Spa-Francorchamps test day.
GT Sport Motul Team RJN’s Pro No. 23 entry will again feature Brits Alex Buncombe and Matt Parry along with Spanish former GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordóñez. The trio head to Spa after finishing fifth in the most recent Blancpain round at Paul Ricard.
In addition, the team have enlisted former driver Sean Walkinshaw to bolster the lineup on the No. 22 Silver Cup Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
Walkinshaw will join fellow Brits Struan Moore, Jordan Witt and Mexican former GT Academy winner Ricardo Sanchez.
“We’re thrilled to have Sean back with us for Spa,” said RJN boss Bob Neville.
“He impressed us in 2016 when he ran the full season in Blancpain, and I think he’ll be a good fit with the guys in the Silver Cup car currently.
“The entire series is so competitive, and you never can predict just where you’ll end up at the end of any 24-hour race, so we’re cautiously optimistic about our results.
“We’ve got a great car from Nissan and a great driver lineup with Sean, Ricardo, Jordan and Struan, in addition to the excellent No. 23 team, so hopefully we can bring home a good result with both.”
Walkinshaw and the rest of the GT Sport Motul Team RJN drivers will get behind the wheel of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 on Tuesday at the Spa test before tackling the Spa 24 Hour with the team on July 28-29.
Source. Nissan/Photo. John Patterson