IMSA, Le Mans and World Challenge series veteran Jeff Segal has joined JMW Motorsport’s European Le Mans Series program for 2019, with backing from Ferrari of Vancouver. The Pennsylvanian will share the team’s Ferrari 488 with Italy’s Matteo Cressoni and Canada’s Wei Lu — with whom Segal shared a Ferrari 488 GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X Championship last season.
“This program is the culmination of several years of work with Wei and Ferrari of Vancouver, and to have the chance to participate in the ELMS with JMW Motorsport and this driver line-up, it feels like the stars have aligned,” said Segal. “Wei’s progress as a driver has been stellar.
“I got to know the JMW team last year when I drove for them at Le Mans (pictured), and I really admired their approach. This is a big challenge for us, but one that we are all looking forward to.”
Jim McWhirter, JMW Motorsport team principal, added: “We are really looking forward to the 2019 ELMS championship with a renewed vigor after missing out in 2018. We have a new exciting driver line-up who all have Ferrari experience in a variety of competitive championships.”
The six-round ELMS opens at Le Castellet, France on April 14.