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Tincknell Returns to Jota Sport

Nissan factory driver Harry Tincknell returns to Jota Sport for ELMS…

Photo: Jota Sport

Photo: Jota Sport

Harry Tincknell will make his return to Jota Sport for this year’s European Le Mans Series season, as part of an expected dual-season program alongside his commitments as a Nissan factory driver in LMP1.

The 23-year-old Briton was announced Tuesday as the replacement for Nick Yelloly in the team’s Gibson 015S Nissan with Audi factory driver Filipe Albuquerque and Simon Dolan, reuniting the same trio that finished runner-up in the championship last year.

“Firstly, I’m very grateful to Nissan NISMO for allowing me to undertake the ELMS program with Jota Sport alongside my commitments for NISMO in the FIA World Endurance Championship,” Tincknell said.

“Of course my sincere thanks goes to Jota for the unexpected call-up. I’m really excited to be re-united with the ‘#Mighty38’ in ELMS for a second consecutive season. As a team we work well together and it’s a great opportunity for me to get more [sports car] mileage under my belt.”

Tincknell joined Dolan and Albuquerque during the official ELMS pre-season test at Paul Ricard last week, marking his first time in the LMP2 car since last year’s season finale at Estoril.

While Mitch Evans will take Albuquerque’s seat for Le Mans, no word has been given on the identity of the third driver in the team’s lineup for the French endurance classic.

Tincknell is slated to be part of Nissan’s planned three-car effort at Le Mans, which would mark the debut race of the GT-R LM NISMO.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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