The 2016 European Le Mans Series

JOTA Sport is the racing division of the Jota Group and a force to be reckoned with on the professional racing circuit. Past victories ensure first-class credentials in delivering success in sportscar racing, both in the UK and globally. Jota Sport specialises in the full spectrum of preparation, management and commercialisation of both private and corporate motorsports programmes.

Harry Tincknell

 

No.38 G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S-Nissan

2016 campaign: Full ELMS

 

24 year-old Tincknell is one of the brightest British racers currently on the sportscar scene. The native of Devon exploded into the endurance racing arena in 2014 taking a sensational pole position on his ELMS debut at Silverstone.

 

After a promising career in single-seaters, Harry made a successful switch to LMP2; under the wise guidance of three-times Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish. The results were immediate, as together with team mates Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque, he was an instrumental part of a win at Imola in 2014.

 

A sensational and unforgettable weekend at Le Mans followed that breakthrough win as Harry, Simon and last minute substitute Oliver Turvey swept to victory in the biggest endurance race in the world.

 

Harry’s performance caught the eyes of manufacturers and he was invited to test the 2014 Le Mans winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro in Italy, before Nissan snapped him up for 2015 when he raced for the Japanese giant at
La Sarthe.

 

Further wins at Spa in a one-off WEC cameo in 2015 and the Red Bull Ring ELMS race last summer have made Harry one of the best and most popular drivers to have raced for JOTA Sport.

Simon Dolan

 

No.38 G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S-Nissan

2016 campaign: Full ELMS, Spa and Le Mans FIA WEC races

 

Simon Dolan broke the mould for non-professional racing drivers when he shared the JOTA Sport cockpit for a remarkable victory in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.

 

Competitive spirit is not a problem for Simon Dolan, who is one of the UK’s most successful business entrepreneurs. Having only started competing at any level in 2008, Dolan was a quick learner, rising rapidly through the ranks of national racing before making his international debut in 2009.

 

2011 was a pivotal year for Simon as he made his Le Mans debut with the JOTA Sport run Aston Martin
Vantage V8. It was a vital learning experience and by the following year a series of impressive appearances in
the Le Mans Series followed.

 

2013 was the first Le Mans 24 Hours finish for Simon placing seventh in the LMP2 class, along with partners Oliver Turvey and Lucas Luhr. His career highlight however came the following year with a memorable LMP2 victory, which saw a remarkable fightback from an early problem completed by taking the lead in the penultimate hour.

 

Dolan followed this career pinnacle up with a further win at the Red Bull Ring a month later before narrowly missing out on the ELMS title in 2015.

Giedo van der Garde

 

No.38 G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S-Nissan

2016 campaign: Full ELMS, Spa and Le Mans FIA WEC races
Dutch ace Giedo van der Garde is one of JOTA Sport’s new recruits for the 2016 season. The Dutchman comes
to the team after a long and successful career in international single seater racing, which took him all the way to Formula One.

 

Giedo has won in pretty much every racing discipline he has competed in, including F3, GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5, of which he took the 2008 title.

 

After competing in 19 Grand Prix’ for Caterham in 2013, van der Garde became test driver for the Sauber team before making the switch to sportscar racing with JOTA Sport under the G-Drive Racing banner this season. Giedo will race the Gibson 015S-Nissan in the full ELMS series and at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Jake Dennis

 

No.38 G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S-Nissan

2016 campaign: Spa and Le Mans FIA WEC races

 

Jake has been one of the UK’s brightest racing prospects over the last few seasons and for 2016 he will make his endurance racing debut with JOTA Sport under the G-Drive Racing banner.

 

After taking the InterSteps title at the age of just 16, Dennis has gone on to win in every category he has raced in, including Formula Renault and also at FIA F3 European Championship level.

 

As part of the successful Racing Steps initiative Dennis has proved to be one of the most naturally talented racers. Scoring memorable race wins at acknowledged driver circuits such as Pau and Spa, he fully justified his accolade of McLaren Autosport BRDC award winner in 2012.

 

For 2016 he will join Simon Dolan and Giedo van der Garde in the Gibson 015S at the Spa and Le Mans
FIA WEC rounds.

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