Jota AMR: Porritt joins Jota AMR for Britcar 24 Hours

Friday, October 01, 2010

Jota AMR: Porritt joins Jota AMR for Britcar 24 Hours

Aston Martin Racing official partner team Jota Sport AMR has completed its driver line-up for the Britcar 24 Hours at Silverstone on 1-3 October.

Aston Martin's Chief Engineer and experienced GT4 racer Chris Porritt will join team co-owner Simon Dolan and Aston Martin Racing Official Factory Driver Sam Hancock in the Kent-based squad's Aston Martin GT4 for one of the UK's most important endurance events.

Porritt was instrumental in launching the prestigious British marque's GT4 programme in 2006 and has gone on to drive the car in eight 24-hour races, boasting a 100% finishing record. He was a class winner at the Nuerburgring 24 Hours in 2009 and, among his numerous other podium finishes, also clinched second in class and third overall in the Britcar 24 Hours the last time the event took place in 2008.

A 60-car grid is expected as Jota Sport AMR search for a second consecutive triumph in 24-hour races after Dolan and Hancock were joined by Joe Twyman and Roger Wills in a victorious, class-winning debut under their new Aston Martin Racing partner team banner at the Spa 24 Hours earlier in the year.

Sam Hignett, Team Principal, Jota Sport AMR: "Chris is a very important addition to our driver line-up for the Britcar 24 Hours. He has a vast amount of experience, not only racing the Aston Martin GT4 but also in its design and development. His technical feedback and expertise in setting up the car will be a huge fillip for the team as we look for a victory on home soil."

Chris Porritt: "I'm really looking forward to joining Jota Sport AMR for the Britcar 24 Hours and I'm hoping I can be a valuable asset to the team. Although I haven't tested Jota Sport's car, I've done a lot of 24 hour races in the Aston Martin GT4 and I'm intrigued to see how we get on with what I think is a strong mix of drivers."
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