Sugden For J3
J3 Racing’s Justin Jackson will have Tim Sugden as
his ALMS co-driver this season, the pair driving one of the new
Porsche 911 GT3-RSRs, which has been out testing already.
The car will
make its debut at Sebring next month, and the team’s 2003
car will be racing too, with drivers yet to be announced.
had several very talented drivers contact us about the 2004 season
but we felt that Tim, with all of his experience, would be a great
partner for Justin to compete for the GT Championship this year,”
remarked team owner Jaye Jackson. 2003 driver David Murry has moved
across to the Petersen-White Lightning team, leaving the opening
for Tim Sugden.
For the Yorkshireman,
it’s a chance to race in the ALMS, and hopefully balance this
programme with another in the FIA GT Championship. He’s spent
most of his racing during the last eight seasons partnering the
late Steve O’Rourke, and typically showed front-running pace
that was always balanced by O‘Rourke’s more modest speed.
With Martin Short and then Emmanuel Collard as his EMKA partners
last year, race wins in the FIA GT Championship arrived at last.
stated goal is “to win the 2004 ALMS GT Championship”.
Realistic, Tim Sugden? “Yes, why not? I met the team before
the Daytona 24 Hours, and the whole set-up is very impressive. I’m
going to have to learn some new tracks, but I welcome the fresh
expecting to race in “most of the FIA GT Championship, with
Ian Khan,” so expect Tim Sugden to be a very busy chap this
J3 Racing recently
moved into its new state-of-the-art facility close to Road Atlanta,
in Buford, Georgia. Besides the racing team, J3 also maintains Porsches
for other racers.