Jenson Team Rocket RJN reveals two drivers
Jenson Team Rocket RJN has announced two of the three drivers that will pilot its McLaren 720S in this season’s GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.
The British team – a collaboration between Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button and RJN – has recently revealed that it will switch to the British marque’s GT3 machine, running in five-round long-distance European championship.
Chris Buncombe, who works alongside Button on the RJN partnership, and young James Baldwin will be the two bronze-graded drivers for 2020, with a third professional racer to be named later.
Bunconbe is among the most experienced and successful bronze-graded competitors in the series. He last raced for Bob Neville’s Team RJN squad in 2013 and has more recently competed for the Strakka and Tempesta outfits, taking a Pro-Am title with the former in 2018. Rising star Baldwin won the 2019 edition of World’s Fastest Gamer, an esports competition aimed at uncovering real-life racing talent. He will contest his first year in professional-level GT racing with one of the most famous names in the sport.
“I think we have a great balance so far in our driver line-up in our #22 Pro-Am McLaren“, Button commented, “We all know that the GT World Challenge is super competitive throughout the field and that includes the Pro-Am category but I hope the combination of youth and experience will help us fight for the championship. The team has done a fantastic job in the past bringing on young racers from the virtual world, so I’m looking forward to seeing James Baldwin racing with us this season as the next generation of gamer to racer.”