Jenson Team Rocket RJN has announced that it will return to the GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS championship in 2020 and will switch from the Honda Acura NSX that it ran it in its debut season to a McLaren 720S GT3 for its five-round Endurance Cup campaign.
The team was formed in 2019 as a partnership between 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button and Didcot-based RJN Motorsport.
Jenson Team Rocket RJN’s new McLaren 720S GT3 will feature a livery that borrows heavily from Button’s championship-winning Brawn GP BGP 001.
“It’s exciting to confirm that Jenson Team Rocket RJN will be campaigning the 720S GT3 and racing with McLaren this season,” said Button. “The GT World Challenge championship grid gets stronger and stronger every year and the racing is amongst the best in the world.
“We go into the season full of confidence with a team boasting huge experience and a car which has already proven itself a race winner.”
Ian, Morgan, McLaren Automotive director of motorsport, is also looking forward to the new season and reuniting Jenson Button with the McLaren brand.
“It is a great to have Jenson Team Rocket RJN join the customer racing family for 2020,” said Ian Morgan. “The GT World Challenge Europe championship offers probably the biggest challenge in GT3 racing and the 720S GT3 has kicked the year off with a strong result on its Bathurst 12 Hour debut last weekend.”
Drivers for the 2020 season have yet to be announced.
The 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS championship gets underway at Monza on April 17 – 19 with the first round of the Endurance Cup.