JTR be­gins test­ing driv­ers and could run four cars in Car­rera Cup next year

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Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner Nick Tandy’s JTR team has started Porsche Car­rera Cup GB test­ing and could run up to four cars in the cham­pi­onship next sea­son.

The mul­ti­ple Bri­tish For­mula Ford ti­tle-win­ning squad an­nounced it was ex­pand­ing into the Car­rera Cup in July. It is now con­sid­er­ing run­ning four cars due to the level of driver in­ter­est.

“We’ve got a lot of peo­ple look­ing to do it,” said fac­tory Porsche driver Tandy. “There are a lot of driv­ers who want to do the Car­rera Cup next year, par­tic­u­larly with the Le Mans sup­port race.

“Op­er­a­tionally, it doesn’t make much dif­fer­ence whether we run three or four cars.”

JTR has al­ready tested at Oul­ton Park, Snet­ter­ton, Don­ing­ton Park and Sil­ver­stone. For­mer GP2 and For­mula Re­nault 3.5 racer Tio El­li­nas, who drove for JTR in Bri­tish For­mula Ford in 2010, Car­rera Cup com­peti­tor Lewis Plato, Bri­tish GT driver Ryan Rat­cliffe and JTR’S 2016 Bri­tish F4 sign­ing Pa­trik Matthiesen have al­ready tested with the team.

“We’ve had a good ba­sic set-up from my test­ing with the fac­tory cars,” added Tandy. “We’ve been pretty quick. The car is on the pace.”

The team has also con­firmed it will no longer run any cars in Bri­tish F4, hav­ing won three back-to-back ti­tles in the series’ Bri­tish For­mula Ford days.

El­li­nas,plato,rat­cliffe and Matthiesen have tested for JTR

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