Late move by Stevens secures JOTA’s first victory

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JOTA Sport claimed a dramatic first win of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season in a nailbiting Six Hours of Fuji on Sunday.

A gutsy move for the lead by Will Stevens with just five minutes of the race remaining secured victory for himself and co-drivers Roman Rusinov and Alex Brundle in their #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05-Nissan at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

The win has helped the Frant-based team maintain third place in the championship and puts them in good stead for the Six Hours of Shanghai, taking place on November 6 in China.

David Clark, JOTA Sport Director, said: “It was a very accomplished performance from the team and the drivers this weekend. From start to finish they operated marvellously and the success was hard-fought and really deserved.

“If anyone is in any doubt about how exciting endurance racing can be then they need to watch this race. The tension in the final 30 minutes was extraordinary.

“We came out on top and it is a real testament to the hard work and skill of all our team members.”

JOTA Sport is running two cars this year, with the other one being entered into the European Le Mans Series which will be competing next at Estoril, Portugal, on October 23.

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