Jota confirms Turvey for Le Mans

Oliver Turvey has rejoined Jota Sport to complete its line-up for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Turvey joins Simon Dolan and Mitch Evans in the team's Gibson 015S-Nissan as it attempts to defend its LMP2 class crown.

“This year I’ll have a little more time to prepare and aim for my second win at Le Mans,” said Turvey.

“I’ve yet to test the Gibson and in fact I haven’t driven an LMP2 sportscar since crossing the finish line at Le Mans last year.

"I have heard positive feedback on the Gibson chassis for this year and can’t wait to get into the car at the Le Mans test day which will be my only opportunity to test ahead of the race week – but then that’ll be more than I had last year!”

28-year-old Turvey was drafted in to the team at the last minute in 2014, when Marc Gene was moved across to the #1 Audi after Loic Duval was ruled out of the weekend following his massive practice accident at the Porsche Curves.

Harry Tincknell and Filipe Albuquerque, who partner Dolan in the ELMS this season, are both unavailable for Le Mans due to their Nissan and Audi LMP1 seats respectively.

Turvey is competing in the Japanese Super GT Championship this year, after being placed there by McLaren, with whom he is an official factory driver. The British racer will be making his third consecutive Le Mans appearance with Jota.

With Jota taking part in the second round of the ELMS at Imola next weekend, Turvey is unlikely to get a run in the Gibson-Nissan before the official Le Mans test day on May 31. The 2015 look LMP2 car features several key updates, including a revised aero package.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Oliver Turvey
Teams Jota Sport
Article type Breaking news