Our History

 

Jota-prepared cars have competed eight times at Le Mans, winning the LMP2 class, and 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.

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Credits:  Jackie Chan DC Racing video production:   Virginie Dulauroy VProd   2017 & 2018 WEC season:  DPPI images. Asian LeMans Series: Vision Sport Agency  Rolex24: Jamey Price & Drew Gibson

#6hSpa WEC

#6hSpa WEC

The first race of the 2018 WEC #SuperSeason, with the #Mighty38 back on the podium in P2, and the #FortuneCat37 in P4 at the #6hSpa

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2018 WEC #Prologue

2018 WEC #Prologue

Sights, sounds and action at the 2018 WEC Prologue ahead of the first round of the FIA WEC #SuperSeason

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#4hSepang

#4hSepang

The final round of the Asian Le Mans Series – Official​ and the #4hSepang. Championship victories for the #Super8 and the #Spirit6

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#Rolex24

#Rolex24

A look back at the 2018 #Rolex24 at the​ Daytona International Speedway​ Video

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#6Hours Buriram

#6Hours Buriram

A look back at the stunning 1-2 at the Asian LeMans #6hBuriram.

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4 H of Fuji

4 H of Fuji

Dominant double victory for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport in the 2nd round of the Asian Le Mans series in the 4 hours of Fuji.

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#6hBahrain

#6hBahrain

The race for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) LMP2 championship title went to the wire in Bahrain with  the Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport #Mighty38 missing out on the title by a mere 10 seconds

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6H OF SHANGHAI

6H OF SHANGHAI

Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport faced one of its toughest challenges in the penultimate round of the season, with the #Mighty38 finishing fourth in front of its home fans at the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

 

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4H ZHUHAI

4H ZHUHAI

Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport wins 4 hours of Zhuhai

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6H OF FUJI

6H OF FUJI

Podium finish for Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport at 6 hours of Fuji

 

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6H CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

6H CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

4th place for the #Mighty38 in a tough race in Austin

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6hMexico

6hMexico

The first of the fly-away races of the 2017 WEC Season.

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Jota Sport announces 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series campaign

Jota Sport announces 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series campaign

Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport announces 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series campaign

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6H Nürburgring

6H Nürburgring

JOTA Sport claimed its second straight FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) victory, and its third of the season,

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24 Hours of Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

Jota Sport make Le Mans history with the #Mighty38 taking LMP2 victory and 2nd place overall, with the #FortuneCat37 3rd in LMP2 and 4th overall.

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6H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

6H SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

Jota Sport leads FIA WEC LMP2 after the #Mighty38 takes Spa Podium

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Handover of the #Mighty38

Handover of the #Mighty38

Handing over the keys of the iconic #Mighty38

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6h Silverstone

6h Silverstone

Jota Sport takes victory at 6 Hours of Silverstone in first 2017 WEC race.

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2017

2017

In 2017, Jota Sport, in conjunction with Jackie Chan DC Racing are running two cars in the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship.

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WEC 6H BAHRAIN

WEC 6H BAHRAIN

Jota Sport and G-Drive Racing take sensational last to first victory at WEC finale

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WEC #6h Shanghai

WEC #6h Shanghai

Back to Back WEC wins for Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing

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The #Mighty38 Results

The #Mighty38 Results

As the #Mighty38 Gibson heads to retirement after clinching the 2016 ELMS champions with victory at the 4h Estoril, a look back on her results list.

Mighty 38 Studio Shoot. November 1st 2016. Photo: Drew Gibson

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ELMS 4h Estoril

ELMS 4h Estoril

Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing crowned 2016 ELMS Champions!

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WEC 6h FUJI

WEC 6h FUJI

Dramatic victory for Jota Sport and G Drive Racing in Japan

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ELMS 4h Spa Francochamps

ELMS 4h Spa Francochamps

Jota Sport & G-Drive keep title hopes alive at Spa

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WEC #6h COTA

WEC #6h COTA

Podium finish for Jota Sport in scorching Austin

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WEC #6hMEXICO

WEC #6hMEXICO

Brake failure costs Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing victory in Mexico

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ELMS 4h Paul Ricard

ELMS 4h Paul Ricard

Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing bank vital ELMS points at Paul Ricard

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WEC 6h Nurburgring

WEC 6h Nurburgring

Jota Sport & G-Drive stay in title hunt.

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ELMS 4h RED BULL RING

ELMS 4h RED BULL RING

G-Drive Racing maintained their championship-leading position in the European Le Mans Series as they to secure a podium finish at the Red Bull Ring in Austria

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24 hrs of Le Mans

24 hrs of Le Mans

Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing take 2nd place at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours

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ELMS 4H of Imola

ELMS 4H of Imola

Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing increased their lead of the European Le Mans Series with a deserved podium finish in a Four Hours of Imola

Jota ELMS Round 2 Imola 2016

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WEC 6h Spa

WEC 6h Spa

Misfortune prevented G-Drive Racing from capitalising on their pace during the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps , but the team was able to salvage vital points by getting both cars in to the top six of the LMP2 class.

 

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ELMS 6h Silverstone

ELMS 6h Silverstone

Jota Sport and G-Drive racing kick off 2016 with Silverstone Victory

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WEC 6h SILVERSTONE

WEC 6h SILVERSTONE

Jota Sport & G-Drive Racing open WEC Campaign with podium finish at Silverstone

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2016

2016

For 2016 Jota Sport partnered with Russia’s G-Drive Racing to run two Gibsons

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2015

2015

Once again there was a plan to run both the full ELMS season and the same two WEC rounds at Spa and Le Mans.

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2014

2014

This was the third year using the Zytek Z11SN

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2013

2013

The Zytek Z11SN was again the car of choice as Jota Sport embarked on a full season in the European Le Mans Series.

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2012

2012

A five race program included two rounds of the European Le Mans Series and three of the new World Endurance Championship which now included the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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2011

2011

The relationship with Aston Martin expanded into a full season of particpation in the Le Mans Series plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans. San Hancock and Simon Dolan raced in the GTE Pro class with the V8 Vantage. They were joined on three occassions by Chris Buncombe. Image credits:

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2010

2010

The Ligier JS 49 ran another season in the VdeV series. Simon Dolan and Sam Hancock were the drivers at three of the four races. The exception was at Aragon where Ollie subsituted for his brother Sam. VdeV Prototype Series Jarama, 21 March; 1st overall Aragon, 30 May; 9th overall

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2009

2009

Jota continued with their management of the Corsa Motorsports entered Zytek at selected rounds of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. It was now called the Ginetta-Zytek 09SH and used a Continental developed hybrid motor along with the Zytek petrol engine. The drivers were Johnny Mowlem and Stefan Johansson. Miller

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2008

2008

For 2008 Jota Sport had limited involvement in Prototype racing. They again ran the Charouz Lola-Judd, but as a one-off at the 24 Horus of Le Mans also for the American CytoSport Team. Team owner Greg Pickett along with Klaus Graf and Jan Lammers retired in the tenth hour with

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2007

2007

For 2007 they continued the practice of running a team that ran using a distinct partner name and not that of Jota. In this case it was the LM P1 class Lola-Judd of the Czech based Charouz Racing Systems. They raced in the Le Mans Series and also at the

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2006

2006

During 2006 Jota did not enter under their own name but rather was the group which ran the Zytek factory team. They contested the Le Mans Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the final two rounds of the 2006 American Le Mans Series. The highlight came with a

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2005

2005

For 2005 the team made a bold move by entering the Zytek in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hignett and Stack were joined by the young Japanese star, Haruki Kurosawa. They qualified 10th and ran as high as fifth but retired in the 23rd hour after an accident. The

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2004

2004

The team acquired the then new Zytek 04S for use in the 2004 and 2005 Le Mans Endurance Series, later to be known as the European Le Mans Series. The driving roster at each round of the 2004 season was John Stack, Sam Hignett and Giovanni Luca Collini. They ran

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2003

2003

Jota Sport again contested the FIA Sportscar Championship in 2003 with the trusty Pilbeam SR2 car. The driving lineup was once more John Stack and Sam Hignett. Here is a summary of the team’s 2003 season: Estoril, 13 April; Retired, accident damage Lausitzring, 10 May; 7th overall / 4th class

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2002

2002

Team Jota, later to be called Jota Sport, is most noted for their long and successful history in sports car racing. This began with the 2002 FIA Sportscar Championship where John Stack and Sam Hignett co-drove a Pilbeam-Nissan MP84 in the SR2 class. Here is a summary of those results:

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2001

2001

The best result for the Honda came at the 2001 Nürburgring 24 Hours held on 26-27 May. Stack and Hignett, together with Simon Crompton and Clive Richards finished 41st overall and 7th in class. The international career of the Integra ended with the 2002 edition of the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

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2000

2000

The team’s first foray in racing came with a Honda Integra Type-R with which they embarked on five excursions into international endurance racing.

 

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