Sidmouth race ace Tincknell enjoys successful testing

11:44 10 April 2014

Sidmouth racing driver Harry Tincknell returns to Devon this weekend in a buoyant mood and counting down the days to his opening race after enjoying a successful two-day test at Paul Ricard.

Tincknell was joined by JOTA Sport co-drivers Filipe Albuquerque (POR) and Simon Dolan (GB), a pairing the Exeter-born driver competes with in the five-race European Le Mans Series. Marc Gené (SP), who Harry will race with in the FIA World Endurance Championship races at Spa and Le Mans, was also present.

The four drivers clocked up over 1,000 miles between them during the ELMS official test in the South of France (April 1 and 2).

The opening ELMS race is staged at Silverstone (Apri 19) – a four-hour race the Kent-based team won last year with its Zytek Z11SN.

Twenty-two year old Tincknell said: “It was a good test for the team and an invaluable one for myself. We worked through our programme and I believe we’re in excellent shape for Silverstone. The test gave me my first experience of driving at night which was very cool and also dealing with the GT traffic which is an art in endurance racing. I learnt a lot from my experienced team-mates which should stand me in good stead for the season ahead.”

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