In the new season of WEC G-Drive Racing will speak on the latest prototype, with a new technical partner and a new squad of pilots.
In 2017, the Russian team playing with the support of premium fuel G-Drive “Gazprom oil” will start built in accordance with the changed technical regulations of the LMP2 class of the newest racing prototype Oreca 07 Gibson with the engine V8, whose power is approximately 150 horsepower exceeds last year’s motor.
Driving the car No. 26 will continue to be the Russian Roman Rusinov. In the upcoming season, to be joined on the rookie team, the Frenchman Pierre Tire, who had the title in the ELMS and second place in the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans.”
The name of the third rider of the crew will be named later – at the moment negotiations are underway with several pilots with experience in F1.
“For the next season of the world championship on races on endurance, we are preparing with new forces, – said the Russian rider Roman Rusinov. – To be honest, to put together all the components to achieve the highest goals was not easy.
This year has changed technical regulations that required the search for a new supplier of the prototype engine. This is what we worked the past six months and in the end opted for a new model Oreca.
We believe that this car is the fastest. The start of the season forward with optimism. Our goal is only victory.”
Technical partner G-Drive Racing in the new season is the team TDS Racing. He has more than ten years of participation in automotive competitions in the international arena, including endurance racing.
The Russian team for the upcoming season in the WEC will be the fifth. During the four years of the performances of her crew has won 15 races. For the LMP2 class is a record.
In 2015 G-Drive Racing won the title and finished last season with a bronze medal, scoring three brilliant victories in the final three races of the championship.
We will remind that the world championship on races on endurance in 2017 will start on April 16 in the British Silverstone, and two weeks before that in the Italian Monza will be the so-called the prologue – the collective preseason tests of the participants of the WEC.
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