Our History

JPR Group, was created by Managing Director Paul Rose, specifically for the motorsport enthusiast and competitor, looking for real value for money out of motorsport. He is also the Championship Director for Fun Cup UK. JPR is the distributor for all Fun Cup cars, as well as being the largest and most successful provider of Fun Cup rental packages in the UK. JPR is also the only non-Belgian team to win the longest race in the world, the Fun Cup 25 hours of Spa.


JPR Group is extremely proud to be a part of such a fantastic, cost effective and successful championship.

Our commander and chief

The Rose family has been involved in motorsport for many years, beginning with Paul’s father, who built his own race cars and worked for a Grand Prix race team. Paul began Kart racing at the age of 12. He then progressed, extremely successfully, to Saloon Car Racing, winning many championships between 1993 and 1998. In 1999, he moved on to compete in the Radical, one-make championship, winning it overall in its first full year.

In 2000, Paul entered the Radical Pro-sport Endurance Championship, where the race duration was usually 2 hours. The 2 hour endurance races were great fun, but proved to be costly to say the least, so Paul was delighted to be approached by the Fun Cup and their Belgian associates, with their idea of introducing full blown endurance racing to the UK.

What’s so great about Fun Cup, is that all the cars have identical specifications and the engines and gearboxes are sealed, which means that it’s not the team with the fattest wallet who wins!  The car has been specifically designed for this type of racing, yet keeps running costs down to a realistic level and there are no expensive performance upgrades, unlike most other championships. The Fun Cup is massive and has spread from Belgium to France, Italy, Germany, Spain and of course the UK
Paul Rose
Championship Director

Meet The Funcup Team

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Paul Rose – Championship Director

Paul has been the Championship Director of Fun Cup in the UK for 19 years. He grew up karting as a child and then progressed to Saloon cars and Radicals. He currently competes in a Saker Sportscar and a Ligier JS2R at various UK curcuits, with great success!

Fun Fact – Paul Rose, Steve Harris, Franc Pelle and Greg Clough are the only UK team to have ever won the Spa 25 hour Fun Cup race, in 2008. He never talks about it – honest!

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Kristian Rose – Marketing Manager

Kris has competed and coached in Fun Cup for the last 16 years, however, has now joined in a official capacity in 2023.

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Liz Hanley – Accounts Manager / Race Co-Ordinator

Liz has worked for Fun Cup for 14 years. As well as working at JPR HQ, you can find her at the race events.


Scott Rowson – Senior Engineer

Scott has worked for Fun Cup for 20 years. He has enjoyed great success evolving the Fun Cup cars and JPR Motorsport team, as well as leading the way in the development of Paul’s and various other people’s Sakers.

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Aaron Pugh – Engineer

Aaron has worked for Fun Cup for 13 years; he is always smiling and ready to help!

Fun Fact: Aaron is a keen karter in his spare time.

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James Skiba – Engineer

James first came to us as a Motorsport student and took to it immediately! He now runs the championship winning Team Olympian car

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Greg Hancock – Engineer

Greg joined the team in 2024 and has been tasked with running professional driver, Johnny Molem’s car this coming season.

Fun Fact: Greg owns a Nissan Skyline – cool.

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Josh 'Gerald' Bell – Parts Man

Josh, otherwise known as ‘Gerald’ is our youngest team member and is our new parts man.