Reno Racing will enter the International GT Open on a full-time basis this year following a highly-successful debut in the series at the 2020 season finale.
The Danish team has confirmed the entry of a Honda NSX GT3 Evo, to be raced by JAS Motorsport Development Driver Reece Barr, as part of ambitious plans to expand to a two-car line-up.
Team Principal Jens Møller, the 2019 Blancpain GT Sports Club champion, shared the Honda with Barr at the Barcelona GT Open round last November as the pair entered the event as a toe-in-the-water exercise. Two Pro-Am podium finishes and a class pole position - on the overall front row - for Barr ensured a big impression was made.
Reno has yet to confirm whether the first NSX GT3 Evo will compete in the Pro or Pro-Am category, with co-drivers from each division currently under evaluation.
Jens Møller, Team Principal: “I was so happy with the way our GT Open debut went at Barcelona last year and we all decided before we’d even left the circuit that we were going to try and come back for the full season this year with Reece, who was incredibly impressive in his first weekend racing the NSX GT3 Evo. We have several options for Reece’s co-driver and that will determine whether we enter the Pro or Pro-Am category, but certainly we believe we should be fighting for the title in either class. Our aim is to expand to a two-car line-up if possible, and this could open up many new opportunities, both for ourselves and for our potential new drivers.”
Reece Barr: “I’m so excited about the season ahead in International GT Open. After the way we performed at Barcelona last year with the two podiums and the pole position in class, I really just wanted to do it all again straight away. Having a full season secured feels great and continuing with JAS Motorsport as part of the Driver Development Programme going into 2021 is going to be a huge help too. I got on really well with the Reno team at Barcelona and in the few tests we did before that and we definitely work well together. Whether it’s Pro or Pro-Am for us, I’ve had a taste of being right at the front and I definitely want to continue that, but I’m taking nothing for granted because I expect the level of competiton to be even greater than it was last year. I’m just taking a sensible approach, preparing myself in the most relevant way I can, and looking forward to getting started.”