Jota Sport have signalled their intent to contend for class victory in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours by confirming that Lucas Luhr will complete their line-up in June.
Lucas joins Jota Sport regulars Simon Dolan and Oliver Turvey aboard the team’s LMP2 class Zytek-Nissan with the team having just completed three days of testing at Spanish venue Motorland Aragón.
Luhr a two-time GT class winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours having triumphed for Porsche in 2002 and ‘03, and enjoyed a three-year spell competing for overall wins at La Sarthe as part of the factory Audi LMP1 squad.
He has also achieved a brace of ALMS LMP1 class titles (2008 and ‘12), two GT category crowns (2002 and ‘03) and an LMP2 triumph (2006), as well as the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship alongside fellow countryman Michael Krumm.
“I am very pleased to be joining Jota Sport for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. They have a proven record in LMP2 and are a very professional team, so I am really looking forward to working alongside Simon and Oliver. My initial impression from testing is that we have an excellent package.
“We will all be pushing very hard to achieve a strong result for the team at Le Mans. I have already won the GT class there and would definitely like to add an LMP2 victory as well. The category is extremely competitive so it won’t be easy, but we will give it our all.”
Sam Hignett, Jota Sport Team Principal:
“Lucas completes what is undoubtedly our strongest Le Mans 24 Hours line-up to date. The partnership he will form with Oliver and Simon should be formidable and, though the LMP2 field will be extremely competitive, we are definitely targeting victory. Lucas’ GT class wins at La Sarthe, coupled with his vast experience of prototype competition, made him the ideal man for the job. We are thrilled to have him on-board.”