Jota Sport partners with G-drive Racing for WEC and ELMS attack
British team Jota Sport will run in association with G-drive Racing in both the World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series this year.
G-drive backed the Onroak Automotive team of Julien Canal, Roman Rusinov and Sam Bird in last year’s WEC and the trio won the LMP2 title.
The Russian fuel brand has now switched allegiance to Jota Sport, which will field its Gibson-nissan 015S and new Oreca-nissan 05 in G-drive colours for both the ELMS and WEC respectively.
Jota has already confirmed Briton Harry Tincknell, team founder Simon Dolan and ex-f1 driver Giedo van der Garde for its ELMS campaign. Rusinov will share the WEC Oreca with Nathanael Berthon and an as-yet unknown third driver.
Both cars will race in the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Jake Dennis due to replace Tincknell in the Gibson for that event.
Jota head Sam Hignett said: “G-drive wanted two cars at Le Mans so it made sense for the relationship to cover both WEC and ELMS.”