Jota & Zytek - Joint Venture For 2006
Sam Hignett keeps popping up on these pages - but his 2006 plans have been a little elusive, until now.

"Our mechanics have been at the Zytek Engineering factory since the middle of March," confirms the Jota co-owner, "working on the build of the hybrid car for Le Mans."

This is the entry that was confirmed back in January, for Team Essex and Zytek Engineering, to be driven by John Nielsen, Casper Elgaard and Philip Andersen.

The revised car - effectively half way towards a new LMP1 Zytek for 2007 - should be out testing next week, with its race debut planned for the Spa 1000 km on May 14.

Jota's Zytek chassis, which raced throughout 2004 and 2005, is now in the hands of Creation Autosportif, so Hignett and his Jota crew are very much involved with Zytek's plans, at least as far as Le Mans in June.

 

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