JOTA retain LMP2 lineup with Da Costa, Davidson and Gonzalez

The JOTA LMP2 team has retained their existing driver lineup for the 2021 edition of the World Endurance Championship.

The Britain-based team are carrying the same driver lineup for the second season together.

Reigning Formula E champion Antonio Felix Da Costa was their latest to join at the start of Season 8 in 2019, following his split with BMW Motorsport who concluded a campaign in GTE-Pro.

Their #28 sister car, formerly under the Jackie Chan DC Racing name, had a revised lineup of new and returning drivers whilst the #38 squad still look to fight for glory in a competitive LMP2 category.

Former WEC LMP1 champion Anthony Davidson said: “I can’t wait to get back on track this year with JOTA and to build on what we achieved last season as a team and as a car crew.

“We managed to set the bar pretty high last year, but I have full confidence we can not only continue that but also go on to achieve even greater things in 2021.”

A notable moment in their Season 8 efforts was the intense battle for Le Mans victory in LMP2, when fellow Sky Sports F1 presenter Paul Di Resta fought in his #22 United Autosports car against Davidson’s #38.

Da Costa added: “I’m super happy to be back in the WEC with JOTA and racing with Roberto and Anthony once again.

“I am a big fan of continuity, and we will be able to carry the momentum we gained last season to have another crack at winning the FIA WEC and also Le Mans.

“I can’t wait to get started and go racing in Sebring.”

JOTA and their driver crew finished second in the Season 8 Trophy for LMP2 Drivers’ and will be keen to move further after a win at the 4 Hours of Shanghai, and a contender for many others.

The season opener is set to take place on 18/19 March whilst the Prologue testing takes place a week earlier on the 13/14.

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