Jazeman happy to join McLaren GT Driver Academy
FORMER AMG Mercedes driver Jazeman Jaafar will turn out for Strakka Racing this year and has also been signed up for the McLaren GT Driver Academy.
Jazeman is in his second season of sportscar racing after finishing second in the Blancpain Endurance Series racing for HTP Motorsport in the first year.
“I’m proud to have inked this deal with McLaren GT and have a place in the Drivers Academy,” he said.
“It has been my ambition to be part of a factory programme and joining McLaren GT is a real priv ilege for me.”
The two-day Blancpain GT Series will be Jazeman’s second outing in the McLaren 650S GT3, with the first being late last year in a test session in Valencia.
Strakka Racing, who previously competed in Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship, will be making their debut.
In its fourth season, the Blancpain GT Series will start on April 2 in Misano and end on Oct 31 in Barcelona. There will be five Endurance Cup rounds and five Sprint Cup rounds. Farah Azharie