Team Jota Intentions For 2006/7
dailysportscar.comSam 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.

"Our intention 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.

"One of 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.

"Zytek 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.


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