Simon Dolan: “That was one of the most challenging races I’ve ever driven, so to come away with a podium is a great feeling."
Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues were crowned 2013 ELMS Champions despite finishing 4th overall. Gary Hirsch and Paul Loup Chatin earned the LMPC title while Matt Griffin and Johnny Mowlem grabbed the LMGTE championship.
Jota Sport was able to complete its comeback by finishing third, just a lap behind the winners.
Jota Sport will be aiming to return to winning ways when the ELMS resumes at grand prix circuit the Hungaroring on 14 September.
Jota Sport were left frustrated by Saturday's European Le Mans Series event at Imola (18 May) after an on-track incident cost their pace-setting Zytek-Nissan a shot at victory.
The German team takes the lead on the route to Le Mans, which began this weekend in front of 35,000 spectators in the Silverstone 6 Hours, the opening round of the WEC. The European Le Mans Series had a 3-hour race.
Heavy rain conditions initially brought out a safety car and then caused the race to be curtailed at 75 per cent distance.
Oliver Turvey: “This has been a great first weekend in LMP2 and the European Le Mans Series with pole and the race win, which came in really tricky conditions."
Porsche and BMW take class honours at Silverstone in a race that ended after 75% distance was reached due to the rain storms
Final testing before the start of the ELMS
This phenomenal record of success of Lucas Luhr makes him the perfect final addition to Jota’s 2013 Le Mans line-up.
Jota Sport will welcome one of Britain’s most exciting young racing talents into its fold for the 2013 season after inking a deal with McLaren development driver Oliver Turvey.