Jota Sport AMR: Tough competition in Le Mans Series climax

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jota Sport AMR attacked the last round of the 2011 Le Mans Series with full force; British driver Sam Hancock qualifying the Aston Martin GT2 car in 8th position.

After fluctuating lap times across the three practice sessions, both team and drivers were unsure what today’s qualifying would bring. In the end the GT Pro class proved as competitive as ever, with Hancock lapping just 1.4 seconds slower than the pole-winning Ferrari.

With Dolan and Hancock’s consistent race pace, Jota Sport AMR are hopeful of moving up through the field and ending the season on a high in tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Estoril.

Sam Hancock: ‘It was a difficult qualifying session today. We have struggled with the balance of the car throughout the weekend and haven’t been able to get as much grip out of the new tyres as we would normally expect. The car and team were as reliable as ever and during yesterday’s practice sessions we were running as high as P3. If we can regain the grip that we had then, we will be much more competitive in tomorrow’s race.’

Sam Hignett, Team Principal: ‘It would be great to finish the season on a high. There’s a good feeling among the team about this weekend and the drivers are on top form as usual. We haven’t yet been able to consistently match the pace of the faster GT Pro cars but let’s see what tomorrow brings. The team deserve a good result after all the hard work they’ve put in.’

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