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Button switches to McLaren for Rocket RJN's second GT World Challenge season

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Jenson Button's Rocket RJN has made a switch to McLaren for 2020 GT World Challenge Europe season in the Endurance Cup.

Having made its debut in 2019 with a Honda GSX, Button's Rocket RJN will continue in the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe but has switched to a McLaren 720S GT3 in the Endurance Cup category, which includes 24 Hours of Spa event.

The team will continue using the famous Brawn GP livery on the McLaren GT3 in the five-round championship with the drivers yet to be confirmed. "It's exciting to confirm that Jenson Team Rocket RJN will be campaigning the 720S GT3 and racing with McLaren this season," said Button.

"The GT World Challenge championship 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 a race winner."

McLaren Automotive director of motorsport Ian Morgan added: "It is great to have Jenson Team Rocket RJN join the customer racing family for 2020. The GT World Challenge Europe championship offers probably the biggest challenge in GT3 racing and the 720S GT3 has kicked off the year with a strong result on its Bathurst 12 Hour debut last weekend.

"We now have a strong foundation to build on and, and this latest programme is extremely exciting for the new season ahead." The team did not have the best of 2019 seasons in Blancpain GT Series where they only managed 20th in the overall standings.

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[Image courtesy: GT World Challenge Europe] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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