Italian sports car team Nova Race announced on Thursday it is set to expand its Italian GT Championship presence in 2021 to include two Honda NSX GT3 Evos alongside its Mercedes-AMG GT4 commitments. The team from Varese, headed by driver and team principle Luca Magnoni, will be the first team to bring the Honda brand to the Italian championship by entering two Honda NSX GT3 Evos with customer support from JAS Motorsport.
Built by JAS Motorsport in Arluno just 50 kilometres from the Nova Race headquarters, the Honda works team brings experience from its global Intercontinental GT Challenge program to Nova Race, which itself can rely on ten years of experience running mainly GT4 machinery but also having dipped its toes in GT3 racing with the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 and Audi R8 LMS GT3.
“Getting back into GT3 as members of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Program will be a turning point for us,” Nova Race general manager Nicola Sinigaglia said.
“Being well aware of JAS Motorsport’s achievements, I was convinced the car would thrive in Italy ever since I spotted the car in the Monza paddock. Next year our goal is to be front-runners in GT3 as we are in GT4 – a class in which Nova Race will continue to race.”
JAS Motorsport CEO Alessandro Mariani added: “It is incredibly exciting to welcome Nova Race to the NSX GT3 Evo family for 2021 and, as an Italian company, to see the Evo that we assemble at our Arluno headquarters, racing full-time on the fantastic tracks of our home country.
“Nova Race have achieved a huge amount of success in GT4 racing over the past decade, both in Italian GT and across Europe in the 24H Series. This agreement will make them the reference team for the NSX GT3 Evo in Italy, and their experience and professionalism should provide every opportunity to add to the success the car has already achieved globally.”
Drivers for the Honda program are yet to be announced.
Photos by JAS Motorsport.
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