[43] The victory was followed up with a runners-up finish at the following race at Imola, in May 2016. The Judicial Review will now proceed to a rolled-up hearing expected to be held at the Court of Appeal during the week commencing on 28 September. Jota ran the Mazda MX-5 GT4 in the British GT Championship in 2012, again with Ticehurst and Mildenhall driving with the best result of the season a third in class at Brands Hatch. Team Jota again competed in the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series for Zytek, finishing fourth overall and third in the LMP2 class at Petit Le Mans with drivers Danny Watts, Stefan Mucke and Jan Charouz. Several demonstrators wore masks to illustrate their opposition to face masks. The car driven by Greg Pickett, Klaus Graf and Jan Lammers was a non finisher due to engine failure. Dolan's interest in motor racing began in March 2007 when he started investing in Jota Sport, which he joined later in 2008 as driver.In 2010, Jota Sport signed a multi-year agreement to become an Aston Martin official partner team in motorsports. [6] The result for the season was seventh overall with Mark Ticehurst and Owen Mildenhall driving. A 3 UK owner car imported in 2016 by Mazda UK for their Heritage fleet and maintained by them at great expense over the last 4 years. [7] In the Le Mans 24 Hours they finished seventh in class with the Zytek, which was thirteenth overall. Dolan and Hancock were joined by Chris Buncombe for the 6 hours of Silverstone and again when the team took part in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours. [26], Dolan joined forces with wedding venue operator Cripps Barn Group Ltd to halt the Government's latest lockdown. Again running two Oreca 07 LMP2 cars with Gibson Technology 4.2 V8 engines. Jota Sport, an English car racing team; Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), an international amateur radio event in the Boy Scouts; Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota, a circuit racing version of the Lamborghini Diablo 30th anniversary edition; Lamborghini Miura P400 Jota, a model of the Lamborghini Miura; Mazda Jota MX-5 GT, a model of the Mazda MX-5; Jota Aviation, a British airline; People. Mazda UK also commissioned Jota to run their MX-5 sports cars to celebrate the car's 21st anniversary. The team continued in the European Le Mans Series with the LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan with a class win at Silverstone and finishing third overall in the championship. In 2018/2019 Jota competed, in partnership with Arden International, RP Motorsport, Jackie Chan DC Racing and Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship with two ORECA 07 LMP2 and in the Blancpain Endurance Series with two Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 cars. Diogo Jota was not expected to trouble Liverpool's front three for a place in the team but he has become undroppable. Following this hearing, the Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle intervened in the case because it raises issues of ‘constitutional importance’[27], On 29 October 2020, Dolan was suspended from Twitter after he expressed concern about plans for Chinese involvement in the HS2 project and the building of 5G infrastructure. Good to hear. “I’m super happy to be back in the WEC with JOTA and racing with Roberto and Anthony once again,” said da Costa, who drove for BMW’s factory GTE-Pro squad in 2018-19. [18], In June 2016, JOTA Sport announced that Alex Brundle, son of former Formula One driver Martin Brundle, had replaced Berthon as part of the WEC driver line-up, alongside Rusinov and Rast. [39] Jota initially competed in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the 2010 24 Hours of Spa where the team won their class. The team's good performance continued throughout the season and was capped with a victory in the final race of the season at Estoril, in Portugal. On 15 October there was an Interim Injunction Hearing that was denied by the Judge. Dolan also referenced climate change, which he says the government has "been banging on about". Car 37 took 8th place overall at Le Mans 24 Hours 2018 but failed to finish in the 2019 event due to a gear box problem. 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One-millimetre thick chrome-moly steel pipes were welded to the ladder chassis, and aluminium sheet skin was riveted over the chassis, making an aluminium semi-monocoque shell. Dolan believes that the British government has ulterior motives for the COVID-19 lockdowns. [30], On 1 December, it was ruled that the Government should not face a Judicial Review regarding the initial lockdown measures. They bought the company off John Fallon several years back now, when John decided to concentrate on selling bikes - John is 'Made in Italy Motorcycles'. Team Jota competed in the Le Mans Endurance Series again in 2005 with the Zytek 04S, achieving another sixth overall result in the championship. The following year, the team raced in the Renault Clio V6 Trophy as well as taking the Honda Integra to 24 Hours Nürburgring for a second year. Jota initially competed in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the 2010 24 Hours of Spa where the team won their class. In those, possibly unique, circumstances, there is no realistic prospect that a court would find that regulations adopted to reduce the opportunity for transmission by limiting contact between individuals was disproportionate. 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In 1999 Dolan also set up Contractor Umbrella Ltd. SJD Accountancy was acquired in 2014 along with accounting practice Nixon Williams by Sovereign Capital for over £100 million. [19] The proceedings were opposed by The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB). [13], At the beginning of the 2016 season, JOTA Sport announced a landmark sponsorship deal with Russian energy company, Gazprom. The inside of a Jota was a complete racing car, following the prototype rules defined by the FIA. [1] Jota Sport has finished on the overall podium of 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans with two Oreca in an alliance with Jackie Chan DC Racing. [14] As part of the sponsorship, Gazprom obtained the naming rights for JOTA Sport, so they competed as G-Drive during the 2016 FIA WEC and European Le Mans Series. The team achieved a class win at Spa but failed to finish the Le Mans 24 hours after retiring nearly 20 hours in. The 28-year-old finished runner-up in the Formula E standings last season for Mercedes and will now return to the WEC in an Oreca 07 entered by JOTA Sport in the LMP2 category. Johansson and Mowlem drove the Corsa Motorsports LMP1 Zytek in the American Le Mans Series again this year, their best result was a third place at Lime Rock. Competing on the global stage, Jota Sport can count upon many significant victories in one of the toughest and most challenging branches of motorsport. Dolan, a conspiracy theorist and businessman based in Monaco, is attempting to force the government to prematurely end the lockdown, a move that would disproportionately impact low-paid and BAME workers. Roman Rusinov, Nathanael Berthon and Rene Rast were announced as the driver line up for the 2016 FIA WEC season. '[22], On 6 July 2020, Dolan was refused permission for judicial review by the Honourable Mr Justice Lewis, who said, 'The context in which the restrictions were imposed, however, was of a global pandemic where a novel, highly infectious disease capable of causing death was spreading and was transmissible between humans. Next video. The brand Team Jota was retired in 2009 and Jota Sport ran the newly developed Ligier JS49 prototype in the European V de V Sports Championship, Challenge Endurance Proto and the UK Speed Series. The court warned against treating judicial reviews as evolving or “rolling” proceedings, and parties filing “excessively long” pleadings. Jota co-owner David Clark said: "We are really excited to confirm Sean, Tom and Stoffel's programmes for 2021 and are looking forward to challenging for wins and the LMP2 title. The film followed Dolan and his Jota Sport teammates and captured the highs and lows the team encountered on their way to victory. Teaming up with Indonesia’s Sean Gelael, who has spent the last four years racing in Formula 2, and Tom Blomqvist, Vandoorne will also contest the Asian Le Mans Series. Dolan's career highlight was 1st place in the LMP2 class at Le Mans in 2014 with Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey, who replaced Marc Gené after he was recalled to Team Joest Audi Sport LMP1 team following an accident in practice for Loic Duval. [29] As of January 2021, Dolan has moved his social media presence from Twitter to Gab, a digital safe space for the far right. According to Companies House, which list his directorships, Dolan is resident in Monaco [2] and in France. Dolan was Executive Producer[9] of the film Renegade, featuring conspiracy theorist David Icke and co-produced by David Icke's son Jaymie Icke. FAKENHAM ROBIN GOODFELLOW 12.55 Sawpit Sienna 1.25 … "They all clearly showed that they had flair, consistency, a great team ethic and many other attributes to mount a serious title challenge last time around. The team finished fifth in the series with drivers Jan Charouz and Stefan Mucke, and fifth in class, eighth overall in the Le Mans 24 Hours with Alex Young joining the team. In Italian the letter 'J' is pronounced 'Jota', here it refers to appendix 'J' in the International Auto Racing rules, this car was built to go racing, as Bob Wallace puts it, it was a flat-out P400 racing machine. 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The team owner and CEO of supermarket chain Jumbo had been involved in a Dutch team before, but he was clear from the start that he wanted to start something different: “This is my own team that I started and so it is Racing Team Nederland and not Racing Team Holland or Racing Team Jumbo or something. This year saw the team become an Official Partner Team to Aston Martin Racing competing with a GT4 Aston Martin in the Spa 24 Hours and Britcar Silverstone 24 Hours where they took a first in class[5] and second in class respectively. behind United Autosports, claiming a win in Shanghai along the way. The IWGB stated on 4 June 2020, ' The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is applying to intervene in a High Court legal challenge brought by multi-millionaire Simon Dolan. Join Facebook to connect with Jota Racing and others you may know. '[20], In 2020, Dolan established activist group Keep Britain Free. Often competing under the guise of the major corporate partners or manufacturers it represents, Jota-prepared cars have competed four times at Le Mans and taken podiums across five seasons of the Le Mans Series as well as in several American Le Mans Series events. [21] Car 38 claimed 10th place in Le Mans in 2018 and 7th in 2019. Logged … [16], On 1 May 2020, Dolan started proceedings to challenge the UK Government's lockdown decision, suggesting the Government had acted illegally and disproportionately over the COVID-19 lockdown. [3] Jota returned to the European Le Mans Series with the LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan and also competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Spa-Francorchamps round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The body was made entirely of aluminium, unlike the production cars where the roof was steel, compression was … Car 38 was driven by Ho-Pin Tung, Stephane Richelmi and Gabriel Aubry. This year saw the introduction of the Jota Sport brand in partnership with Simon Dolan and Sam Hancock, with the team competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Duration : 02:37 : Posted : Jan 15, 2021 : Series : WEC : Teams : Toyota Gazoo Racing WEC: Be first to get breaking news. Car 37 was driven by David Heinemeier Hansson, Will Stevens and Jordan King. Load comments. Team Jota continued with sportscar racing and ran the Corsa Motorsports LMP1 Zytek in the American Le Mans Series as well as the ex-Charouz Lola-Judd at the Le Mans 24 Hours with CytoSport (Muscle Milk). [6] Dolan has invested in Global Moguls. He said: "What has happened will undoubtedly help [climate change campaigns], because the world has become cleaner as industries have shut down." Jota models had an open … [15], In the 2016 European Le Mans Series, JOTA Sport raced a Gibson 015S, whilst in the 2016 FIA WEC, the team competed in an Oreca 05. JOTA finished runner-up in the LMP2 standings in the 2019/20 WEC season. [16] The ELMS car was raced by Simon Dolan, Giedo van der Garde and Harry Tincknell. [31], In January 2021, Dolan was a cosignatory[32] of an open letter to the FBI and MI5 titled 'The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Lockdown Fraud', alleging pro-China bias by international scientists and oficials. Dolan made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011. Laverda Jota Ownership, second time around. For Rounds 2 and 3 of the FIA WEC season, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively, Jake Dennis replaced Tincknell. Dolan's country of residence is unknown. The cars were driven by six journalists at endurance races at Snetterton and Silverstone. For the 2015 season, the Zytek car had a change of name and model; the new car was a Nissan Nismo powered Gibson 015S[10] LMP2 class, which again competed in the European Le Mans Series. [17] In June 2016, JOTA Sport announced that the team had parted company with Berthon. [9] They were also commissioned by Mazda Motor Corporation to design, build and run a V4 category MX-5 for the Nurburgring 24 hours. According to team co-owner David Clarkjames, the new line-up is a statement of intent for the team’s 2021 plans. View the profiles of people named Jota Racing. Jota Sport was commissioned by Mazda to create a GT4 version of the MX-5 to compete in the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship. The partnership had a simple vision; to create an airline initially for the purpose of providing aviation services to its sister company Jota Sport and to the Motorsport industry. Dolan's interest in motor racing began in March 2007 when he started investing in Jota Sport, which he joined later in 2008 as driver. The team ran the Ligier JS49 for a second year in the European V de V Championship and the UK Speed Series, taking three first places over the season across both championships. [24][18], Dolan's appeal against the initial decision was successful and on 5 August the Court of Appeal ruled that the challenge against the UK Government lockdown would continue to be heard with Lord Justice Hickinbottom who stated that he was persuaded that the grounds should be considered by the full court in open court, and the claimants "given an opportunity to make good their case, at least on arguability". Dolan is a Director of Fantelli Productions. [2], Started in 2000 by, then university student in materials engineering, Sam Hignett and racing driver John Stack, Team Jota's first car was a Honda Integra built specifically for endurance racing. Dolan topped the Drivers' classification alongside teammates Giedo Van Der Garde and Harry Tincknell, all securing 105 points. JOTA co-owner David Clark said: “We are really excited to confirm Sean, Tom and Stoffel’s programmes for 2021 and are looking forward to challenging for wins and … [3] According to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2020, Dolan is worth £200 million. [36] In the book, Dolan offers advice to business owners and those considering starting their own business instead of going to university.[37][38]. JOTA co-owner David Clark said: “We are really excited to confirm Sean, Tom and Stoffel’s programmes for 2021 and are looking forward to challenging for wins and the LMP2 title. Click to subscribe. Welcome, Guest. Hancock and Dolan drove the car this season achieving third overall in the UK Speed Series and 24th overall in the V de V Championship. [28] Dolan has claimed on Twitter, 'The US elections were rigged / There is no climate 'emergency' / The West should not have been shut down for COVID / I do believe all three are related though'. Founded by former British Racing Driver and Team Principal of Red Bull Racing Christian Horner, and his father Garry Horner, Arden Motorsport promise and deliver race operations at the highest level. The car driven by Greg Pickett, Klaus Graf and Jan Lammers was a non finisher due to engine failure. This set had concluded in a third place finish in the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours. Lamborghini Miura Jota The most spectacular Lamborghini Miura ever was undeniably the Jota, it was the most ambitious project Bob Wallace ever built. The final result for the Le Mans Series was fifth overall. The team finished 24th overall at Le Mans 24 Hours and fifth in their class. The team is based in the Kent countryside. The court criticised the Dolan and the other Appellants for taking two months to start their claim, rather than very promptly following the making of the Regulations in March 2020. For nothing ” are the ones supporting the lockdown how he built his empire after being expelled [ ]. 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