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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nissan GT-R FIA GT1 News

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The Swiss Racing Team has announced two of their four drivers for the FIA GT1 championship .  Former F1 driver Karl Wendlinger will be the first of two drivers in one of the cars, Swedish driver Max Nilsson will be the first of two drivers in the second car.

Sumo Power GT

Sumo Power Press Release

Sumo Power are pleased to confirm the announcement at last weekend’s Autosport International that its recently-formed team,
Sumo Power GT, has signed a partnership agreement with NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd.) to run two Nissan
GT-Rs in this year’s inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship.
One of the cars that will be campaigned this year was unveiled at the show, the 2010 racing GT-R making its first public
appearance in the UK.
For Sumo Power, the UK’s leading supplier of Japanese performance components, this is a new venture. However, the company
is part of the JRM Group (based in Rye East Sussex) and will therefore call on the resources of its sister company JR
Motorsports.
With no works teams permitted to compete in the Championship, NISMO will provide Sumo Power GT with technical support
throughout the season.
Managing Director for the JRM Group James Rumsey said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded the contract to run the
two GT-Rs. Working with NISMO is a great opportunity for us and the project fits perfectly into our company structure. We have
an experienced team of people already in place, a purpose-built premises with extensive engineering facilities and an existing
parts distribution operation. It’s going to be an exciting year ahead.”
The team are yet to announce the driver line-up for its two cars, but anticipates names will be confirmed in February.
The season starts in April and comprises 10 races in 10 different countries, with organisers reporting that there will be at least
24 cars on the grid

FIA GT1 Schedule

Source: Planet Lemans and SumoPower GT

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