On the eve of the final WEC pre-season tests that will take place in Monza two weeks before the first race, G-Drive Racing team has completed the process of formation of the composition of the pilots.
In 2017, the company already declared earlier the Russian Novel Rusinowo and the Frenchman Pierre Tire in the crew of the Oreca prototype at No. 26 will be Briton Alex Lynn, the rumors about the invitation which appeared in early March.
The previous two years Lynn was a racer for the development team Williams in Formula 1. While Alex is already familiar to the races of endurance – last season he spent in the WEC three stages, from drawing attention to themselves.
Reserve driver G-Drive Racing during the season 2017 will be the Australian John Martin, who played for the G-Drive Racing in 2013. On account of his eight victories in the world championship races and the pole position in the “24 hours of Le Mans”.
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“We do not hurry with the choice of the third pilot in our crew, since this place was seen a few racers, one of whom was Alex Lynn, – quotes the press Rusinov-G-Drive Racing. – Looking at his work on the tests in Alcañiz and evaluating its quality, we realized that Alex is the best option for G-Drive Racing. He is young, talented and very fast.
Alex’s approach to work fully meets our requirements. We also welcome the resumption of cooperation with John Martin, whose abilities are well known to us in his performances for G-Drive Racing in 2013. Now we have fully formed our squad and enter into the final stage of preparation for the season – the official WEC test at Monza. I am sure that we have everything to be successful this year”.
Lynn added: “I am delighted to join the team G-Drive Racing, which for the previous several years has become a major force in the world championship on races on endurance. For my part, I will do everything possible to help G-Drive Racing to continue winning tradition. I made my debut in endurance racing last year, and I immediately liked the spirit of these competitions. Looking forward to the start of the new WEC season, during which I will debut in the “24 hours of Le Mans” – participation in this legendary race is the dream of any pilot”.
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