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Jota Sport Aim For Success At Le Mans With Lucas Luhr

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Jota Sport have added highly-successful Lucas Luhr to their lineup in a bid for class victory at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans.

German Luhr joins Jota Sport regulars Simon Dolan and Oliver Turvey in the LMP2 Zytek-Nissan, a driver trio that will be regarded as one of the strongest lineups in the highly competitive LMP2 class. The three began preparations for the famous race this week, testing for three days at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

“I am very pleased to be joining Jota Sport for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.” said Luhr. “They have a proven record in LMP2 and are a very professional team, so I am really looking forward to working alongside Simon and Oliver. My initial impression from testing is that we have an excellent package.”

Luhr boasts an impressive CV which includes victories in both prototypes and GT cars. He is no stranger to victory at Le Mans, with two GT class wins for Porsche in 2002 and 2003, and battled for overall victory for three years as part of Audi’s factory LMP1 squad.

“We will all be pushing very hard to achieve a strong result for the team at Le Mans.” the 33-year-old continued. “I have already won the GT class there and would definitely like to add an LMP2 victory as well. The category is extremely competitive so it won’t be easy, but we will give it our all.”

As well as success at Le Mans, Luhr has achieved victory in America, taking multiple American Le Mans Series titles, two in LMP1 (2008 & 2012), two in GT (2002 & 2003) and one in LMP2 (2006). He also took home the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship title alongside fellow German Michael Krumm.

“Lucas completes what is undoubtedly our strongest Le Mans 24 Hours line-up to date.” said Jota Sport Team Principle Sam Hignett. “The partnership he will form with Oliver and Simon should be formidable and, though the LMP2 field will be extremely competitive, we are definitely targeting victory. Lucas’ GT class wins at La Sarthe, coupled with his vast experience of prototype competition, made him the ideal man for the job. We are thrilled to have him on-board.” 

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