Jody Fannin has joined JMW Motorsport in their Ferrari 458 Italia in the GTE class of the European Le Mans Series for the 2017 season. After two years in the GT3 class of the British GT Championship this marks a step up for Fannin to the GTE class. "Since the moment I stepped into a kart, I have always been aiming at endurance racing and this is a further step in that direction. The ELMS is a well established multi-class endurance racing championship and I'm really looking forward to working with JMW Motorsport who have a fantastic heritage in the sport."
After narrowly missing out on the ELMS GTE title in 2016, JMW Motorsport are back with their Ferrari 458 to mix it against the Ferrari 488's, Aston Martin V8 Vantages and Porsche 911 RSR's. "It's a quality field with several factory drivers in it and I can't wait to get going at the first round at Silverstone." commented Fannin. After showing good pace at the ELMS Prologue at Monza, the 23 year old forms a strong partnership with Rob Smith and Rory Butcher. "I'd like to thank Jim McWhirter for adding me to the lineup. I've known Rory for a while, having raced against him in British GT and know how quick he is and Rob is very focussed on winning, so we'll hopefully form a good combination."
The European Le Mans Series kicks off at Silverstone over the Easter weekend where it forms part of the World Endurance Championship package and travels to Monza, The Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard, Spa and closes with the final round at Portimao in Portugal in October.
Jody Fannin Press Release