Van Uitert joins Racing Team Nederland for Silverstone and Shanghai

Van Uitert joins Racing Team Nederland for Silverstone and Shanghai

Le Mans/WEC

Van Uitert joins Racing Team Nederland for Silverstone and Shanghai

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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.

 

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