Ex-GP3 racer Nick Yelloly parts company with Jota Sport

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Endurance racing team Jota Sport and former GP3 driver Nick Yelloly have parted company ahead of the new racing season.

Yelloly, 24, had been due to race for Jota Sport in this year’s European Le Mans Series and two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that GP2 race winner Mitch Evans would be representing the team in the LMP2 class alongside Yelloly and team owner Simon Dolan.

However, Yelloly is no longer a part of the team’s plans due to other outstanding commitments.

“The British driver who was announced earlier this month as part of JOTA’s ELMS plus Spa and Le Mans squad will not now be a part of the team’s 2015 plans unfortunately due to other commitments,” a short statement from the team read.

“An announcement concerning the third driver who will partner Dolan and Audi Sport ‘loanee’ [Felipe] Albuquerque in the 4 Hours of Silverstone is likely next week.”

Team partner Sam Hignett was disappointed to confirm that Yelloly had left Jota, but felt that it was the best course of action for all parties.

“Unfortunately Nick is not now part of Jota Sport’s 2015 plans,” Hignett said. “Since our announcement earlier this month it transpires conflicting elements and commitments mean its best we go our separate ways with immediate effect.”

Yelloly is yet to announce any further plans for the 2015 season, but with scheduling conflicts preventing him from racing in ELMS this year, it appears that something else may be in the works for the Briton.