British GT

Team RJN return to British GT with McLaren 720S GT3 EVO

British GT
6 Feb. 2024 • 10:00

Team RJN today announce a return to the British GT Championship for 2024 in a McLaren 720S GT3 Evo with a Pro Am driver line up of Simon Watts and former Nissan/Bentley Factory driver, Alex Buncombe.


The team return to the Championship having not been GT racing in 2023 due to focussed efforts on running the JBXE Extreme E team and their considerable involvement in the Gran Turismo movie production.


Simon Watts re-joins the team having last driven as part of RJN’s 2022 British GT campaign and is no stranger to the McLaren 720S.


"I'm incredibly excited to be returning to British GT with Team RJN following my debut season in 2022. I was forced to miss two rounds in '22 and we still managed to achieve 3rd place in the Silver-Am Championship so I'm hoping to build on that as we go through this season. I'm privileged to be teaming up with Alex who has such a wealth of experience and who has won races and Championships at so many levels. Bob Neville has years of experience helping novice drivers through the fantastic journey of becoming Pro's during the GT Academy programme, but I don't think he ever counted on having to look after me! With Alex returning to the Team where it all started and Bob still at the top of his game after more than 20 years of running GT programmes, I can feel an energy building which is wonderful to be around and totally infectious" enthused Watts.


Alex Buncombe previously enjoyed being a key part of Bob Neville's RJN operation for over 12 years and throughout his time as a Factory Nissan NISMO driver. Buncombe and RJN previously achieved much success together, not least becoming the Blancpain Endurance Champions in 2015. Buncombe last raced in British GT in 2014 with RJN alongside teammate Sir Chris Hoy. "Bob and the whole RJN team are like family to me and it's fantastic to be back with them formy return to British GT. I'm really looking forward to lining up and working alongside Simon and getting behind the wheel of the McLaren. It's been 10 years since I was last part of the British GT grid so I'm looking forward to racing the classic circuits that the Championship visits. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in putting this programme together."commented Buncombe.


"It was strange for us not circuit racing during 2023 but the focus of the team and business had to be else where, so I'm delighted to be back! I would like to welcome Simon to the team as a driver but also, as an integral part of the business. Likewise, I'm extremely happy to have Alex as part of our team once again. So much of the RJN story has had Alex as part of it and so it feels very natural to have him line up with Simon, twenty years on since our first appearance in British GT, which the new cyan livery reflects. There's no doubt that the Championship is extremely competitive but with our drivers and the McLaren 720S GT3 EVO, I'mcertain  we will have a competitive combination." Bob Neville, Team Principle

RJN Motorsport was originally formed in 1999 and has successfully competed internationally in Touring Cars, GT, Dakar Rally Raid and Extreme E


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