Key Personnel

Jota prepared cars have competed eight times at Le Mans, winning the LMP2 class in 2014.  They have also taken podiums across six seasons of the Le Mans Series as well as in several American Le Mans Series events. No fewer than five ex-Formula One drivers and six Le Mans winners have driven for Jota, in cars which have carried the brands of more than a hundred valued corporate partners.

Sam Hignett

Partner, Jota Group

A qualified materials engineer, former professional racing driver and veteran of Le Mans both as a driver, team owner and team manager for multiple high profile privateer and works outfits, Sam now focuses his attention on running the Jota Sport racing team and overall development of the Jota group of companies.

 

Sam founded Jota in its original guise of Team Jota in 2000 and has been navigating its impressive development and growth since. Sam is a well-established figure in motorsport paddocks and as such also advises several major automotive manufacturers on their motorsport programmes.

Simon Dolan

Partner, Jota Group

Simon Dolan is a prominent British businessman and owns a number of different companies across a wide range of sectors, including accountancy, employment services, publishing and aviation.
Forever a lover of great motor cars, Simon initially discovered motorsport first-hand when his wife purchased him a private coaching day at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground with professional racing driver Sam Hancock in 2007. This was Simon’s first ever track experience, after which he embarked on an intensive driver training programme with Sam, with the ultimate goal of racing at Le Mans.

David Clark

Partner, Jota Group

David Clark is a celebrated historic car dealer and racer, with a lifelong involvement in the historic car business and GP racing.

 

He was a Director of McLaren from 1994-1998. A prominent driver in historic motorsport, he has raced some of the world’s greatest cars including the Aston Martin DBR1, DP212 and DP214; and the Ferrari 250 GTO and 250 SWB. His favourite car is his McLaren F1 GTR, which he has owned since 1997. In 1995, the car led Le Mans for 13 hours and eventually came third overall.

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