Tincknell Gets Goodwood Festival of Speed Invite
Devon's Harry Tincknell and JOTA Sport has received a personal invitation from the Earl of March to attend next weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (27-29 June).
Lord March has issued the late invitation following the British team’s stunning success in the recent Le Mans 24 Hours endurance sportscar race.
The small but dedicated team, based on the Kent/Sussex border, won the LM P2 category and finished an incredible fifth overall – the only British team with an all-British driver crew to achieve success in this year’s race (14-15 June).
It marks the first time for 10 years three English drivers sharing the same car have achieved such a top placing at Le Mans.
The Zytek was originally built in Derbyshire while the car runs on tyres produced at Fort Dunlop in Birmingham.
Businessman and part-time racer Simon Dolan plus professional drivers Harry Tincknell – racing at Le Mans for the very first time – and Oliver Turvey, competing in the annual French marathon for only the second time after a late call up from the team, steered their JOTA Sport Zytek Z11SN to LM P2 category honours in the 82nd running of the gruelling twice-around-the-clock sportscar endurance race in France.
The Dolan/Tincknell/Turvey Zytek clocked up 356-laps equating to 3,016-miles at an average speed of 125.14mph in the world’s toughest sportscar race.
“This will be my first-ever visit to Goodwood and I'm really looking forward to it. It's quickly grown into one of the biggest motorsport events, not only in Britain, but also in the world.
“To be going there as a Le Mans 24 Hours winner is incredible. I've been lucky enough to be around some great Le Mans champions, like my mentor Allan McNish and David Brabham, so going there as a winner in my own right is amazing.
“I’m looking forward to tackling the actual hillclimb. It'll be my first time doing anything like this and I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun. The ‘Mighty 38’ Zytek did us proud at Le Mans and deserves to be there with the rest of the great cars present.”