Nis­san brand to re­turn to Bri­tish GT field as Ul­tratek out­fit en­ters with two GT4 370Zs

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Nis­san will re­turn to the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship for the first time in three years with a two-car at­tack from the Ul­tratek Rac­ing team.

Ul­tratek has run Lo­tus ma­chin­ery in Bri­tish GT in the past un­der a part­ner­ship with Strat­ton Motorsport. It will now move across to work­ing with long­time Nis­san squad RJN Motorsport to field two 370Z GT4S.

Richard Taffinder and Martin Plow­man will crew one car, while Tim Eakin and former Bri­tish Tour­ing Car driver – and Em­merdale ac­tor – Kelvin Fletcher, will share the sec­ond.

The deal marks the first time Nis­san has been rep­re­sented on the Bri­tish GT grid since 2014, when Sir Chris Hoy shared an Rjn-run GT-R GT3 with fac­tory driver Alex Bun­combe.

Ul­tratek Rac­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Taffinder said: “It was a tough de­ci­sion to switch teams and brands [from Strat­ton, Lo­tus] but we feel the time is right.

“I’ve been hugely im­pressed with the team at RJN, they are highly pro­fes­sional, and the links to Nis­san are ob­vi­ously a big bonus. It is also im­por­tant to men­tion Martin [Plow­man], who has been in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing this deal to fruition. We’re in per­fect shape for 2017.”

Fletcher, who han­dled a Power Maxed Rac­ing Chevro­let Cruze in last year’s BTCC, added: “I’ve long ad­mired Bri­tish GT and know the Nis­sans will be im­mac­u­lately pre­pared by RJN. Since pass­ing my ARDS four years ago I have wanted to do as many dif­fer­ent types of motorsport as pos­si­ble, so I jumped at the chance to race in Bri­tish GT.” ● Ginetta Ju­nior grad­u­ate Char­lie Fagg has signed with Sean Walkin­shaw Rac­ing to han­dle a Nis­san 370Z GT4 in SRO’S re­worked GT4 Euro­pean Se­ries North­ern Cup. His team-mates have yet to be an­nounced, but his pro­gramme is set to in­clude some Bri­tish GT out­ings.

Nis­san brand re­turns to Bri­tish GT field with Ul­tratek team

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