Two Sams Lead To Fisken In At Jota
With A Little Bit Of dsc Too

Haruki Kurosawa is otherwise busy in Japan this coming weekend, so can’t occupy the Jota Zytek.

A ‘chance’ meeting at the Britcar media day (no idea what Sam Hignett was doing there - although perhaps he was present to ensure that he really could be dsc’s pit runner at the 24 Hours) between Sam and Gregor (testing Howard Redhouse’s BMW) Fisken has resulted in the ALMS P2 winner at Portland joining Team Jota this weekend, at the Nurburgring 1000 Kms.

In fairness, it was the suggestion from dsc’s Editor – “Why don’t you go and have a word with Gregor, I know he wants to race an LMP1” – which initiated the conversation.“If it had not been for a push in the right direction from the good folk at dailysportscar… I would never have presumed to have knocked on Team Jota’s door,” comments the Scot. “Having sat out the Silverstone 1000kms, with a frustrating failed promise of a drive in LMP2, and another broken promise last week, this enormous opportunity arrived me to drive in LMP1 at Jota, with John Stack and Sam Hignett . I hope I can do a good job and reward their faith in me!”

We’re sure you will Gregor.

Fisken’s LMP career began thanks to a chance invitation at the 2004 Goodwood Revival meeting.

“The Goodwood organization asked me if I would mind sharing the famous, ex-works Jaguar E type lightweight in the TT, with some young Courage hot shoe called Sam Hancock. Anyway Sam turned into an instant friend and, having himself got on well with the joys of old car racing, suggested that as I could drive ‘these wobbly old cars well’ I definitely should try some real racing cars - from his world!“

Sam Hancock fixed up a Courage test, and Gregor Fisken eventually found himself racing an Intersport Lola at Sebring this year. At this rate, he’ll be in an Audi R10 next year!

Here's Sam Hignett in the gloom at the Nurburgring last July.


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