Jota Sport part­ners with G-drive Rac­ing for WEC and ELMS at­tack

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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.”

Jota will field the colours of reign­ing LMP2 cham­pi­ons

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