Turvey to make LMP1 debut with CEFC TRSM Racing

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Turvey to make LMP1 debut with CEFC TRSM Racing

Le Mans/WEC

Turvey to make LMP1 debut with CEFC TRSM Racing


With the FIA WEC season opener at Spa-Francorchamps in sight, two LMP1 teams have completed their driver line-ups.

CEFC TRSM Racing, which will race with a pair of Ginetta G60-LT-P1s this year, has signed 2014 Le Mans LMP2 class winner Oliver Turvey for its campaign. The Briton, who drives in Formula E with NIO, will make his LMP1 debut at Spa, and fourth Le Mans start in June with the Chinese-flagged, UK-run effort, racing with previously confirmed drivers Alex Brundle and Oliver Rowland in the No. 6.

The team’s other car features Ginetta development driver Charlie Robertson, reigning ELMS champion Leo Roussel and Dean Stoneman, all of whom drove with the team at the recent FIA WEC Prologue at Paul Ricard.

“I am delighted to be joining CEFC TRSM Racing for the 2018/19 Super Season in the FIA World Endurance Championship,” Turvey said. “After winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in LMP2, it has always been my aim to race in the top category and to challenge for the overall victory.

“I would like to thank my NIO Formula E team for allowing me to take up this opportunity and I am very grateful to Graeme Lowdon, John Booth and all at CEFC TRSM Racing for selecting me to race with their team in LMP1.

“I can’t wait to get in the car for the first round of the WEC at Spa!”

Elsewhere, ByKolles Racing has selected the three drivers to compete in its heavily revised, Nissan-powered CLM P1/01.

Joining team regular Oliver Webb, who is the team’s driver for the full-season WEC entry, will be Dominik Baumann and Dominik Kraihamer, the latter returning to the LMP1 ranks after sitting out the 2017 season following his 2016 LMP1 privateer title-winning campaign.

The 2018 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is set to take place on May 5th.