Sumo Power has confirmed that Jamie Campbell-Walter and Warren Hughes will race its second Nissan in the new GT1 World Championship. The new squad has already signed Peter Dumbreck and Michael Krumm to share its lead car. Team manager Allen Orchard said Sumo Power had initially been leaning toward funded drivers for the second car before deciding to go for two top-line pairings instead.
"We have been making such good progress with the performance of the cars we felt we needed to have a strong pairing of drivers in our second GT-R," he said. "We therefore opted for Warren and Jamie, instead of two drivers who are there because of the budget they bring with them. I'm delighted that we now have one of the best driver lineups on the grid."
Campbell-Walter won the 2000 FIA GT title alongside Julian Bailey at Lister, and has primarily raced in LMP1 with Creation in recent years.
"It's great to be involved with a new championship and a new team right from the start," he said. "I'm looking forward to being back in a GT Championship, especially one which visits so many good circuits in so many different countries."
Former factory MG driver Hughes was also delighted to secure a Sumo Power deal.
"When I first heard about the FIA GT1 World Championship and the venues it visits I immediately wanted to be involved," he said. "Once I had been invited to test with the Sumo Power GT team I was really hoping that I would be offered a seat, so to finally secure a drive is a fantastic opportunity."