Jota Sport AMR: Close qualifying at home circuit

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The British-based Jota Sport AMR squad will start 11th in the LM GTE Pro class for tomorrow's Autosport 1000km of Silverstone. Sam Hancock lapped the 5.141Km (3.195 mile) Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit with a lap of 2:03.433 seconds. Chris Buncombe will join Sam Hancock and Simon Dolan behind the wheel in front of the team's home crowd for Sunday's penultimate round of the Le Mans Series.

The Silverstone race is the fourth of the five-race series which started at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit, Le Castellet, France on 3 April. Since, Jota Sport AMR has participated in each event with a best finish of 5th in class at the 1000km of Spa in May. A recent string of mechanical maladies have thwarted top-five runs for the British team. The strong qualifying position and quick race pace shown by Hancock, Dolan and Buncombe promise better things for Sunday's showdown.

The Autosport 1000km of Silverstone will begin at 11:35 (GMT) on Sunday, 11 September. The race will run for 1000km or six hours, whichever comes first. Radio coverage is available at
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