Strong recovery for Blomqvist and JOTA at Monza


6 HOURS OF MONZA - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS

  • Tom and the JOTA team competed in the third round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship at Monza

  • The team looked in fine form in the early stages of the weekend, topping FP2

  • Unfortunately, a crash for Stoffel Vandoorne scuppered their qualifying prospects

  • Starting at the back of the grid, the team fought valiantly through the field on race day

  • The team fought back to the podium places until a late safety car cost them a lap and denied their efforts

  • As the six-hour race drew to a close, the team finished fifth in the LMP2 class

  • Heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month, Tom and the team sit third in the championship with 53 points

TOM'S RACE REVIEW

“It’s been a tough weekend for us but I think we can be quite positive about our performance on race day. It was unlucky for Stoffel with the crash but we knew we had the pace to fight back through the field. To come from the back of the grid to within touching distance of the podium is a great effort as we worked our way up to 3rd within the first couple of hours. Sadly, an unlucky safety car then cost us a lap and meant the podium slipped away. Our focus now turns to the big one at Le Mans - we’re all so excited to get there, it’s going to be a really exciting weekend.”

Images courtesy of JOTA.