2009 saw the debut of a new team in the Le Mans Series, a debut that was to set a benchmark in LMGT2 racing.
With the founding of JMW Motorsport, Team Owner Jim McWhirter created an independent, dedicated and passionate team around his Ferrari F430, which had already set itself apart as a race and Championship winner. As Team Manager, and professional sportscar racing driver, Tim Sugden has overseen the growth and development of this tight knit and eager team.
The Essex based team has run mostly the Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 car but ran the works backed Aston Martin in 2010.
For the past 6 seasons JMW have contested LMES and Le Mans winning the championship twice. Tim has latterly been involved as commercial director and team manager during this period.
Initially working as Driver Development Coaches with STRAKKA the role increased with Tim engaged as Commercial Director for the race teams. STRAKKA compete at many levels of the sport and their involvement begins with the Zanardi Strakka team racing in World, European and National Karting series at the very top level.
The involvement continued, with car racing teams in Renault 2 litre ,Renault World Series, and Renault RS01. For 2017 the Strakka Team have become the factory McLaren Team for Blancpain GT Racing and we will continue to be consultants
Pagani UK/GruppeM Racing
Pagani UK wanted to promote their cars in Europe and specifically in Asia through motorsport. We have been directly involved from the start of this exciting project, specifically in the following areas: