Alex Buncombe is set to return to the British GT Championship after a decade-long absence, partnering with his former team RJN and co-driver Simon Watts.

Buncombe, a veteran of the GT scene with stints at Bentley and Nissan, boasts an impressive track record, including victories in the GT4 European Cup and Blancpain Endurance Series. He previously spent 12 successful years with RJN, their partnership culminating in a 6th-place finish in the 2012 British GT Championship.

“It’s fantastic to be back with RJN,” said Buncombe. “I’m excited to line up with Simon and get behind the wheel of the McLaren. It’s been 10 years since I was last on the grid, and I can’t wait to race the classic circuits again.”

Watts, who debuted in British GT last year with RJN, secured a podium finish in the Silver-Am class despite missing rounds. He now steps up for his first full season, eager to build on his success alongside the experienced Buncombe.

“I’m thrilled to be back with RJN after my 2022 debut,” said Watts. “Teaming up with Alex, a champion with immense experience, is a privilege. With Bob Neville’s guidance and the team’s infectious energy, I’m confident we can achieve great things this season.”

RJN returns to the championship after a year focusing on the JBXE Extreme E team and contributing to the Gran Turismo movie. They sport a new cyan livery, reminiscent of their unusual 2005 British GT debut car, symbolizing a fresh start.

“We’re delighted to be back in circuit racing,” said team principal Bob Neville. “Welcoming Simon and Alex is exciting. Alex is part of RJN’s story, and having him alongside Simon 20 years after our first GT outing feels perfect. With our competitive McLaren and talented drivers, we’re confident of a strong showing.”

The British GT Championship kicks off on Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (March 30-April 1) at Oulton Park. Don’t miss Buncombe’s epic comeback alongside RJN!


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