Jens Moller wins Blancpain Sports Club title in NSX GT3 Evo
The NSX GT3 Evo won its second title of 2019 as Reno Racing’s Jens Moller became Blancpain GT Sports Club champion in at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya last weekend.
The Danish driver, who has won four times this season, secured the title in the first of two races at the season’s final round in Spain with a hard-fought fourth-place finish, after fighting for a podium spot throughout from a front-row start.
He followed that up with second place on Sunday morning to end the season with seven podiums to his name and warm-up for the FIA Motorsport Games – at which he will represent Denmark in the GT Cup – in style.
It was the second major title won by the Evo version of the NSX GT3, which debuted at January’s Daytona 24 Hours, and came a fortnight after Meyer Shank Racing claimed the IMSA Sprint Teams’ title.
In the weekend’s main event, the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Jenson Team Rocket RJN were the lone entrant running the NSX GT3 Evo.
The trio of Swiss Philipp Frommenwiler, Mexican Ricardo Sanchez and American Matt McMurry ran ninth in the Silver Cup standings in pre-qualifying and put their car 10th on the grid.
The three-hour race produced plenty of drama. The RJN crew had moved up to seventh in class before a technical issue caused their retiremet with 45 minutes to go.
Both cars were competing as part of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme; a global collaborative project with JAS Motorsport responsible for assembly of all cars.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) and M-TEC handle sales and technical support in North America and Japan respectively, with JAS responsible for these areas across the rest of the world.
Main: Jens Moller, Reno Racing Honda NSX GT3 Evo, Blancpain GT Sports Club, Barcelona, Spain (credit - SRO); Lower (in order): 1 Jens Moller, Reno Racing Honda NSX GT3 Evo, Blancpain GT Sports Club, Barcelona, Spain (credit - SRO); 2 Ricardo Sanchez/Philipp Frommenwiler/Matt McMurry, Jenson Team Rocket RJN Honda NSX GT3 Evo, Blancpain GT Sports Club, Barcelona, Spain (credit - SRO).
About JAS Motorsport
Founded in 1995, JAS Motorsport is one of the world's leading touring car teams and constructors. Initially fielding Alfa Romeos in the ITC, JAS became a technical partner of Honda in 1998 and has been at the forefront of its activities with touring cars and rallying ever since. In 2012, JAS was chosen to develop, in partnership with Honda R&D, the Civic WTCC, with which it claimed the Manufacturers' world title a year later. JAS designed and built the Civic Type R TCR, which has claimed 21 major titles so far (eight with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car, which has already claimed two major titles in its first season of competition.