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."
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.
The decision affecting the nr36 Signatech Alpine car means that the nr38 Jota Sport Zytek will start from pole position with the #18 Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan alongside on the front row.
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 20-minute qualifying session at Imola took place under blue skies.
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
In LMGTE, the pole was taken by Ram Racing's Ferrari team while the GTC honors went to the MOMO Audi No. 65
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.