Rebecca Jackson and Chris James Team up with Sorg Rennsport for 24h Dubai

by Jess Shanahan

GT Cup driver, BRSCC Production Boxster Champion and TV presenter Rebecca Jackson is joining forces with former British Touring Car driver Chris James to take on one of the first big endurance races of the 2016 season.

The 24-hour endurance race in Dubai is ‘the perfect warm up’ for Jackson as she aims for the Le Mans 24-hours and the climax of her four-year plan to reach the prestigious race.

Jackson and James will be taking to the wheel of a BMW M235i in Dubai with Sorg Rennsport. The whole thing will be broadcast live from the car on The Telegraph’s YouTube. Keep an eye on for further details.

James, who raced in the British Touring Car Championship with Team ES Racing in 2011 and 2012 as driver and team principal sees 24h Dubai as the beginning of a very exciting year. He said: “I can’t wait to reinvigorate Team ES Racing and going to Dubai is a great way to kick off my race season.”

The Hankook 24h Dubai race takes place 14-16 January at the Dubai Autodrome. Spectators will see touring cars, GT cars and 24h specials on track during the 24-hour endurance race.

This is the first of two announcements from the drivers with regards to their plans for 2016. The second announcement will follow in the coming weeks.

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