It has been a huge day for Irish motorsport with the news on Thursday that Irish American entrepreneur John Campion has formed CJJ Mmotorsport Racing Team.
Campion, an avid car collector and supporter of young Irish racing talent like James Roe who is competing in the F3 Americas championship commented on the news saying:
The rich history of auto racing is replete with Irish names, a legacy that I am proud to carry forward. “After lending years of support to Motorsport Ireland and serving as an ambassador for Team Ireland, the natural next step was to establish a motorsports program that would give promising Irish racers all the tools they would need tofurther their status in the sport.
Senior development officer with CJJ Motorsports Racing Team Matt Griffin commented saying:
“I am and continue to be very lucky to race professionally,” “Whilst driving and competing in the biggest races in the world like the 24 Hours of Le Mans continue to be a priority, it’s fantastic to put my experience within motorsport to good use with CJJ Motorsport. I am very excited about working under John Campion, leveraging my 20 years of motorsports experience.”
Speaking about his entry into the world of motorsport, John Campion said:
That was it, “I had no idea what path I would take, but I knew auto racing would always be part of my life. I’ve been fortunate, and the time was right to pay it forward through CJJ Motorsports.”
As part of the news, John Campion also announced that he will continue to sponsor Craig Breen and Paul Nagle as the embark on their second season in the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai Motorsports starting with next month’s Rally Sweden.