Tincknell set for big race on Sunday
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East Devon driver Harry Tincknell competes for the British JOTA Sport team this coming Sunday (May 17) aiming to score a second consecutive race win at the Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari track.
Tincknell raced at the historic 3.081-mile Italian track, formerly known as Imola, for the first time in the corresponding race last May and scored a win and impressively set the fastest race lap.
As last year, Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque partner Harry in the four hour race with the trio aiming to go one place better than they recorded in the opening European Le Mans Series race at Silverstone last month.
Having been denied victory by a mere 0.370secs at Silverstone, a 432-mile race which at times included some dubious, over zealous manoeuvres by his LM P2 rivals, Tincknell more recently recorded an emphatic class win with JOTA in the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps on May 2.
Immediately following the six-hour race in Belgium, Tincknell spent three days testing the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky to continue the final preparations for next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The focus of the latest test in America was to complete longer runs with the pair of Nissan GT-R LM NISMOs and continue to build on the performance of the car in the run up to Le Mans. There has been a change in Nissan’s driver line-up for Le Mans with Harry now sharing his Nissan with Michael Krumm (D) and Alex Buncombe (GB).