For the upcoming 2020 GT World Challenge Europe, Jenson Button’s Team Rocket RJN will field the all-new McLaren 720S GT3, replacing the team’s outgoing Honda NSX GT3.
After an unfortunately lacklustre season with the Honda NSX GT3, including a run at the Spa 24 hours, the Jenson Button owned team has switched to the relatively new McLaren 720S GT3, which recently placed second on the overall podium for the Bathurst 12hr and won the GT3 Silver class.
Whilst we await confirmation of the driver lineup of the new 720S GT3 car, we do know the races which will be contested by the team. The new 720S GT3 will compete five Endurance Cup races, including an Intercontinental GT Challenge race and the incredible Total 24 Hours of Spa.
Adorned in the Brawn GP style livery ran by the team in all motorsport disciplines including the Baja 1000, it now brings Jenson Button’s two most successful Formula 1 chapters together. His championship and record-setting season with Brawn GP, and now running a McLaren harks back to his time at McLaren from 2010 right up until he retired from Formula 1 in 2016.
When asked about the new 720S GT3 and it’s prospects, team owner and 2009 Former F1 World Champion (A bit like having a doctorate as a greeting…) had this to say:
“It is exciting to confirm that Jenson Team Rocket RJN will be campaigning the 720S GT3 and racing with McLaren this season. The GT World Challenge Europe grid gets stronger and stronger every year, and the racing is amongst the best in the world. We go into the season full of confidence with a team boasting huge experience and a car which has already proven itself as a race winner.”
Its first challenge will be the Endurance Cup in Monza, over the weekend of the 17th-19th of April.