Jota Drivers / Plans
With the final LMES event at Istanbul just over the horizon (November
13), we can start looking ahead to the last 1000 kilometre event
of the year.
truck leaves next Thursday (November 3),” says Jota’s
Sam Hignett, “but that’s all I’ll be driving.”
‘replaced himself’ with Turkish driver Jason Tahinci
(right), who has “done some demonstration runs at Istanbul
in F1 cars, and tested for Jordan, so he’s used to fast cars
and knows the circuit.”
The Jota line-up currently looks like John Stack
and Gregor Fisken joining Tahinci.
“Our championship challenge effectively ended
on lap 15 at Spa,” comments Sam Hignett, “when Haruki
(Kurosawa) was assaulted by the spinning Ferrari, so we’re
using the last race as a driver evaluation exercise for next year.”
team’s best result so far was the second place at Monza.
The Jota crew are assisting the Team Russia A1GP
project throughout the winter season, so the mechanics will be in
Australia (Eastern Creek) the weekend before Istanbul, and the delightful
prospect of “three hours at Heathrow” awaits them as
they return from down under, and then head straight to Istanbul.
has some interesting decisions to make regarding 2006 plans, but
nothing is confirmed yet.