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JRM Racing is pleased to confirm that it will run a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 car as an official Nissan Europe entry in the Dubai 24-hour raceas a celebration of Nissan's global motorsport success in 2011. The four drivers - who all became champions - include:

• Michael Krumm: FIA GT1 World Champion (JRM Racing - Nissan GT-R GT1)
• Alex Buncombe: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT4 Champion (RJN Motorsport - Nissan 370Z)
• Tom Kimber-Smith: Le Mans Series,LMP2 Champion (Greaves Motorsport)
• Franck Mailleux: Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, LMP2 Champion (Signatech Nissan)


Of all four Nissan drivers scheduled to take part in the race at the Dubai Autodrome, Alex Buncombe is the only one who has driven the GT3 GT-R previously, when he contested a round of the British GT Championship at Donington Park in September. Significantly, it will be the first outing in the car for Michael Krumm, who recorded his World Championship victory at the wheel of JRM Racing's Nissan GT-R GT1 car last year, together with team-mate Lucas Luhr.
Tom Kimber-Smith and Franck Mailleux will also be driving the GT3 GT-R for the first time. And, although both are used to contesting endurance races, their Championship victories were achieved in Nissan-powered LMP2 (LeMans Prototype Class 2) machines and therefore, piloting the GT3 GT-R will be a new experience for them.
Over the past six-months, JRM has been carrying out a rigorous test and development programme for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which has included three, three-hour races. Therefore, the annual Middle-Eastern endurance event - which starts at 2.00pm on Friday 13th January and finishes at the same time on Saturday 14th - marks the first time the GT3 Nissan will compete over a 24-hour period.
The race will correspond with the official launch of the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.
 

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Can't wait to hear final specs! Thanks for the update... You think we will get pictures inside and out like they got with the gt1 after its reveal? Would love to see what they have done for track prep.
 

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Now THAT`s a widebody kit I´d like to see put in to production for the customer GT-R....aggresive yet sleek looking and a huge racestyle wing to boot - perfect style for Godzilla methinks !!

Love the mix between carbon, the red and the black color...produced in dry carbon of course - pricey, you betcha
If you want top of the line quality, you gotta´ pay to play...
 

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hi

great news ill go over and have a look . Just ran a track day on the GP circuit this friday had a blast .

Ill post a few pics

Thanks

Steven
 

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My Evo magazine colleagure Richard Meaden is drivng one of the 370Zs in the race and he posted this camera phone pic on Twitter today of the GT-R. Notice it now features a DBA-R35 (2012 onwards US MY) front grille.


Good luck to all the Nissans tomorrow!
 

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Cool. Looks so much better with the DBA front.
Here's a "family photo" taken by Nissan's press team today before the race. The Juke is the Juke-R which has a complete GT-R drivetrain and been timed at 0-60 in 3.7s and 160mph top speed.

https://p.twimg.com/Ai8R0FkCAAAehsW.jpg:large
 

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Sad to report that the GT-R GT3 is out of the race, following contact early on in the race. Everyone's ok though.
Shame they couldn't run for longer to at least get some valuable race data ready for the FIA GT World season, but that's motorsport.
 

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