Stoneman, Roussel join CEFC TRSM for LMP1 debuts

Stoneman, Roussel join CEFC TRSM for LMP1 debuts

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Stoneman, Roussel join CEFC TRSM for LMP1 debuts

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One day after adding Alex Brundle to the team for its ‘Super Season,’ CEFC TRSM Racing has added two more drivers to the roster on the eve of the WEC Prologue test.

British former Indy Lights driver Dean Stoneman and Frenchman Leo Roussel will compete with the team and are on site in France for the weekend test, where they will drive a Ginetta G60-LT-P1 for the first time. Stoneman and reigning ELMS LMP2 champion Roussel are set to drive the No. 5 with Charlie Robertson; Brundle will share the No. 6 with previously confirmed driver Oliver Rowland.

Both drivers will be making their LMP1 debuts with this effort. Roussel has extensive LMP2 experience with Pegasus Racing and G-Drive Racing, while Stoneman most recently had a brief stint in Blancpain GT last year and has tested LMP machinery in the past.

“I’m very excited to be joining CEFC TRSM Racing,” Stoneman said. “I have been looking at WEC for some time now and really feel this is a great move with a fabulous set-up. The car looks great and I have worked with many of the key people in the team before so we both know the level of mutual commitment which will be shown.

“To race at Le Mans has been a goal of mine and I’m hoping that the agreement I have with the team will lead to an expanded program in the near future.”

Roussel added: “I am really happy to join the team, it is a good opportunity for me. It is the next step for me after winning the LMP2 ELMS title last year. I think we have a good line up with Charlie and Dean and also a good team with CEFC TRSM Racing. I am looking forward to starting the Championship.”

The team’s final driver for the season is set to be confirmed before the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps, according to the team.

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