Didcot, Oxfordshire-based RJN Motorsport has announced that it will contest the 2017 British GT Championship with a pair of Nissan 370Z GT4s racing under the UltraTek Racing banner.
For the past two seasons UltraTek Racing has campaigned Lotus Evora GT4s, finishing in 10th place in the 2015 GT4 Teams Standings.
Long-standing UltraTek drivers Richard Taffinder and Martin Plowman will share driving duties while Tim Eakin will be joined by British GT newcomer Kelvin Fletcher in the sister car.
UltraTek Racing’s entries will see the Nissan brand appearing on the British GT Championship grid for the first time since 2014.
“It was a tough decision to switch teams and brands, but we feel it is the right time,” said UltraTek Racing Managing Director and driver Richard Taffinder. “Having given this an enormous amount of the thought, the brand fit with Nissan will deliver both the reliability we need and the longevity to support our programme as it has a range of cars that will help us progress on our road to Le Mans.”
Former Emmerdale actor and driver Kelvin Fletcher is looking forward to the opportunities that this season offers with UltraTek Racing and RJN Motorsport.
“I’m excited to be racing with UltraTek in British GT,” said Fletcher. “I have long admired the championship and know the UltraTek Racing Nissans will be immaculately prepared by RJN.”
RJN Managing Director Bob Neville said: “We’re delighted to be working with Richard and the team at UltraTek Racing. They have been very thorough in their preparations and are taking this year’s campaign very seriously.”
“We have always held the British GT Championship in high regard. We have many good memories of the championship and are very much looking forward to making some new ones.”
The first round of the 2017 British GT Championship will be held at Oulton Park on April 15 – 17.