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Rebecca Jackson and Chris James team up with Sorg Rennsport for the 24H Dubai

Championship-winning driver Rebecca Jackson will compete alongside former British Touring Car driver Chris James at the 24h Dubai race in January.

They’ll be driving for Sorg Rennsport and will share a BMW M235i at the race which begins on Friday 15th January 2016. Testing will take place on Wednesday and Thursday with qualifying on Thursday afternoon.

Rebecca says: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in such a respected 24-hour race in the motorsport calendar. It’s the perfect warm up to Le Mans.” Take a look at Rebecca’s racing highlights here.

Chris, who raced in the British Touring Car Championship with Team ES Racing in 2011 and 2012 as driver and team principal sees 24h Dubai as the beginning of a very exciting year. He said: “I can’t wait to reinvigorate Team ES Racing and going to Dubai is a great way to kick off my race season”.

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Rebecca Jackson

Rebecca Jackson, also known as Rebecca Racer, is working on Project Le Mans; her four-year plan to progress up to GT racing and the highly prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. She was the 2013 BRSCC Production Boxster Champion and is a frequent podium finisher. She also competed in the Birkett 6-hour Relay Race, with her team taking the class win.

In line with her plan, she raced a Porsche 911 in the Bute Motorsport GT Cup in 2015 and will take to a BMW M235i for the 24h Dubai race in January. For more information on Rebecca and Project Le Mans, visit www.rebeccaracer.com.

Chris James is a former British Touring Car Championship driver and team principal at Team ES Racing, a team which has two wins and a number of podiums under its belt.

The Hankook 24 Dubai race takes place 14-16 January at the Dubai Autodrome. Spectators will see touring cars, GT cars and 24h specials race during the 24-hour endurance race. This is the first of two announcements from the drivers with regards to their plans for 2016. The second announcement will follow in the coming weeks.

For more information or for images and quotes please contact Jess Shanahan on jess@turneight.co.uk or telephone 01603 859887 / 07545905842.