Nico Jamin Wants to Add His Name to List of French Winners
 May 6, 2015| 
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Jamin Announces New Partner: BRM Chronographes

For Hoosiers, the month of May is synonymous with the Indy 500. For drivers of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, May brings a chance to race twice at Indianapolis during a three-week period. The first opportunity takes place this weekend on a road course at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, to be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; the second is May 23, at Lucas Oil Raceway, a short, 0.686-mile oval, located only five miles from the famous speedway.

After six rounds of the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, Nico Jamin sits second in points and says that he is ready for the upcoming Indianapolis Motor Speedway rendezvous. He experienced the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course last year and loves racing at the Brickyard. Jamin and his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing team have worked hard to get to that level. The Frenchman’s goal this weekend is to take the lead of the championship.

Since he came to race in the United States last year, 19-year old Jamin, has wanted to win at Indianapolis. Ultimately, Jamin wants to become the third Frenchman to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”: The Indianapolis 500. Only three Frenchmen have ever won at Indianapolis: in 1913, Jules Goux was the first to win the Indianapolis 500, in a French Peugeot race car. He was followed in 1914 by René Thomas in a French Delage race car. No Frenchman has won the most coveted North American open-wheel race on the famous oval in the last 100 years. In 2014, Simon Pagenaud won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course and became the third Frenchman to win a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Along with Simon Pagenaud, Sébastien Bourdais, Timothé Buret and Florian Latorre, Jamin is one of five members of the elite French group of racers competing in North American open-wheel in 2015. Like Jamin, they should all have chances at winning at the 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis in their respective series.

“I'm excited for the month of May and the two meetings held in Indianapolis,” Jamin said. “There is always a lot of race fans there, and I really enjoy it! We're almost half-way through the season already, and I am second in the USF2000 championship. I'm really looking forward to taking the leadership at Indy. I know we'll have a great race car there, as we had a very successful test with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing at Indy last year at the end of the season.”

This week also marks an important moment in Jamin’s career, since he signed a partnership with a new sponsor: BRM Chronographes. The famous BRM Chronographes logo will now appear on Jamin’s race car and helmet. After Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud, Jamin is now the third open-wheel driver racing in America to carry the logo of the iconic French watch manufacturer.

“I'm very pleased and honored to announce that a new partner, BRM Chronographes, is joining my “Road to Indy” adventure,” Jamin said. “I'm very proud of it. BRM Chronographes is a well-known, French brand, manufacturing luxury watches and jewelry, and they are involved in various motorsports programs around the world. I'm sure we'll have plenty of opportunities to celebrate together.”

Inspired by motorsports, driven by craftsmanship and engineered for exclusivity, BRM’s bespoke timepieces are defined by pure racing spirit. Devoting more than two years to experimentation before launching the label’s inaugural chronograph in 2003, founder Bernard Richards channeled his mechanical expertise to establish a brand that’s gone the distance as the only French watchmaking manufacture. Fully customizable, BRM products are built for authenticity and performance, and the company’s iconic, limited editions have garnered elite, global partnerships.

"Racing is built into BRM’s DNA, so it’s a privilege to support a promising driver like Nico Jamin,” noted Frederic Gasser, president of BRM Americas. “We’re thrilled to team up with him as a sponsor, and we look forward to being a part of his successful 2015 season.”

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda series Grand Prix of Indianapolis event starts with a promoter test day on Wednesday. The first official practice sessions are set for 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday. Qualifying is set for Friday at 9:30 a.m., with race one, scheduled for 1 p.m. (EDT). Race two is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

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