JOTA have announced they will run a Hypercar in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2023, partnering with Porsche to become the first privateer team in the class working with a manufacturer.
The announcement has come after Hertz has announced their new partnership of the LMDh team, bringing JOTA and Singer Group on board the project. The three-year sponsorship deal will see Hertz as a part of the WEC until 2025. Singer Group will join Hertz as a sponsor whilst JOTA will handle the vehicle and race-day program, choosing the team, crew and drivers. JOTA already have two LMP2 cars where they could pool personal from, but such decisions have yet to be announced.
Having raced with success in NASCAR, MotoGP, rallying and other sports car disciplines, Hertz is looking to continue that success in this new era of racing.
“We’re excited to sponsor a new Hertz racing team and partner with JOTA and Singer to join one of the most thrilling and prestigious race series in the world,” said Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr. “Hertz intends to transform the future of mobility through technological innovation and a digital-first customer experience, and we look forward to bringing our brand to millions of car racing fans at next year’s World Endurance Championship.”
“Racing with Hertz and Singer is a momentous milestone for JOTA,” added David Clark, co-owner of JOTA. “We have enjoyed hard-won success at a global level in recent years, particularly at Le Mans. With this new team, we will be in a very strong position to keep our momentum going when sports car racing truly enters a golden period in 2023.”