Jota Sport Retains Tincknell for 2016 ELMS Campaign

Jota Sport has confirmed that Harry Tincknell will return to the team for the 2016 European Le Mans Series.

The 24 year old Briton will partner Giedo van der Garde and Simon Dolan in Jota’s Gibson 015S LMP2 for his third year with the team.

Last season Tincknell was an integral part of Jota Sport’s ELMS lineup, claiming four podiums during the five race season and finishing third in the LMP2 drivers’ standings with Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque. He also formed one third of the team’s Le Mans winning crew in 2014.

“I’m delighted to have re-signed with Jota Sport for a third consecutive year,” said Tincknell. “We’ve had a lot of success together over the past two seasons and I believe we’ve grown stronger as a team each year. My aim is to win the European Le Mans Series Championship title. We’ve come really close for the past two years and we need to nail it this year – and I firmly believe we can.”

“The atmosphere at Jota is absolutely fantastic and the team is going from strength to strength. It’s great to be working with Simon again. He definitely had his best year of racing in 2015 and we work very closely together. I feel Simon and I, together with Giedo [van der Garde], can take another step forward in 2016 and bring home the championship.”

Tincknell, who was part of Nissan’s abandoned works LMP1 program last year, will begin his 2016 season at the ELMS pre-season test, which is held at Paul Ricard on March 22-23.