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