Harry Tincknell will return to JOTA Sport for a full five race European Le Mans Series campaign this season.
The 23 year old will partner Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque in the team’s Gibson 015S-Nissan LMP2 car.
Despite recently joining Nissan as a factory LMP1 driver, Tincknell has been granted permission to include an ELMS campaign as part of his busy sportscar schedule. The Briton will effectively replace Nick Yelloly, who parted ways with JOTA Sport earlier in March to begin testing with the Hilmer Motorsport GP2 team.
Tincknell was a key part of JOTA Sport’s successful 2014 season that included a class win at Le Mans and second place in the ELMS championship. Following Yelloly’s unexpected departure and Nissan’s delay of its LMP1 debut until Le Mans, Tincknell was able to rejoin the team that helped him reach a coveted manufacturer race seat.
“I’m really excited to be re-united with the ‘#Mighty 38’ in ELMS for a second consecutive season,” said Tincknell, who joined the team at Paul Ricard for the official ELMS test last week. “As a team we work well together and it’s a great opportunity for me to get more mileage under my belt.
“The JOTA and Gibson guys have worked really hard on the car over the winter and the new updates feel strong while we know the NISMO engine is the strongest out there in LMP2. Simon has been doing really well in winter testing and it’s great to be back with Filipe. We’ll all push each other forward again this season and I’m sure if we keep our hard working approach we can achieve great things this season.”
JOTA Sport team owner Dolan added, “I couldn’t be happier to have Harry back in the JOTA car for the ELMS. He is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, LMP2 drivers on the grid, and a great team player. It’s a privilege to be sharing a car with him again.”
Tincknell will join JOTA Sport for the opening round of the ELMS at Silverstone on April 11. He will also be present in the FIA WEC paddock to help present Nissan’s GT-R LM NISMO to fans and the media.