Current European Le Mans Series championship leader Job van Uitert is set to join Racing Team Nederland for two FIA WEC races during the upcoming 2019/20 season.
The Dutchman, who currently competes with G-Drive Racing full-time in the ELMS driving its Aurus 01, will race with the Dutch team in the season-opening race at Silverstone and in the 6 Hours of Shanghai in its new TDS-run ORECA 07 Gibson.
At Silverstone, he will be stepping in for Nyck de Vries, who has a Formula 2 clash. At Shanghai, he will race in place of team owner Frits van Eerd who cannot make the trip due to other commitments. This means that at Shanghai, the team will field a line-up of de Vries, van Uitert and van der Garde.
“Ever since my first steps in motorsport Frits van Eerd has supported me,” van Uitert told RACER. “And now I am incredibly happy and grateful to be joining Racing Team Nederland for Silverstone and Shanghai. We have a great team and I believe we will have a great shot at success in both races.”
Van Uitert’s ELMS program with G-Drive Racing will not be affected by him joining RTN. At Silverstone, he will be on double-duty, racing in both the ELMS and the WEC races during the weekend.