UltraTek Racing Team RJN has announced the signing of Finnish rising star Jesse Anttila and VW Cup frontrunner Stephen Johansen to complete the team’s driver lineup alongside Martin Plowman and Kelvin Fletcher for its British GT campaign. The pair will drive the #54 Nissan 370Z in the highly competitive GT4 category.
Jesse Anttila enjoyed a part season in the British GT Championship in 2017 but is relishing the opportunity to compete in a full season. The young Finnish driver has had a great career to date and is no stranger to GT4 with appearances in British GT and a race win in the 2014 GT4 European Series. His accolades also include being former Finnish KF3 and Formula Ford champion.
Stephen Johansen has graduated from the British GT support series, the VW Racing Cup to fulfil his career-long ambition to race in the British GT Championship. Johansen was a consistent front-runner in the VW Cup, with previous seasons in the VAG Trophy and was a prolific class winner in his decade in the Fun Cup Endurance Series.
“I’m pleased to have signed with UltraTek Racing Team RJN, I have a lot of faith in Stephen and am sure we’re going to be pushing for the podium in GT4 Pro-Am category,” said Anttila.
“I’m looking forward to completing my first full season in the British GT Championship, the guys at RJN turn out a first-class car, and the chance to race as a teammate with somebody of Martin’s experience is an opportunity you don’t get every day.”
Stephen Johansen remarked added: “It is a dream come true to be racing in the British GT Championship. I have been a massive fan of the series for years having run alongside it for many seasons, so the chance to line up on the grid alongside some of the worlds best GT racers is hugely exciting.
“The package for this season was perfect, Jesse is a tremendously talented driver, plus having Martin Plowman and RJN Motorsport in my corner makes for the perfect package, I am counting the days until my home round of Oulton Park.”
The team will be in attendance at the British GT Championship Media Day at Donington Park this Thursday where they will be unveiling the 2018 Nissan 370Z GT4 livery.