Team Jota Intentions For 2006/7
Hignett at Team Jota - best result so far this year, the second
place at Monza - is working away at plans for 2006/7. Recent news
from the ALMS gives him considerable encouragement that the Jota
Zytek 04S might well be seen in that series next year.
is to race at Petit Le Mans this year, and hopefully Laguna Seca
too – subject to finding suitable drivers. After that, before
if necessary, the car will be available for sale, and we're talking
to potential buyers, in America."
The sale of
the current car would allow the team to press on with another prototype
project next season.
the features of this car is that it is homologated as both a '675'
and a '900' class prototype, and we have commissioned a feasibility
study to have it converted into a hybrid. That would give it two
years' life in the ALMS.
has already tested its four litre, LMP1 version of its V8, and that
would be a very interesting fit with this chassis, in North America."
Jota had a storming
run at Le Mans this year, the team's debut there, until gearbox
problems intervened very late into the race. The Zytek is a very
interesting chassis now - as it always has been, in fact.
Next job for
Sam Hignett, after the Nurburging, will be as a dsc pit runner at
the Britcar 24 Hours: "I'm going to prove that drivers aren't
all pansies, and we can stay awake for a whole 24 hour race."
Here's Sam Hignett,
'taking a rest', at Monza.