G-Drive Racing have confirmed the signing of Alex Brundle to join the team’s FIA World Endurance Championship campaign in the #26 ORECA 05-Nissan.
Brundle will join G-Drive Racing for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring next month and complete the remainder of the season in the LMP2 class with the Russian entered team after serving as reserve driver for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The move comes after the driver merry go round that resulted from Nathaniel Berthon living the team before the Le Mans 24 Hours, Will Stevens stepping into the seat for the French classic but leaving a question mark over the driver that would race for the remainder of the season.
25 year-old Brundle finished second in the 2013 FIA WEC LMP2 class and also at that year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. A year later Brundle and his Oak Racing teammates led most of the LMP2 class at Le Mans but were denied by a late technical problem.
After a brief break from racing in the first half of 2015, Brundle returned with a superb performance at the 6 Hours of Shanghai, where he led the LMP2 class in wet conditions after starting at the rear of the field in a guesting Pegasus Racing Morgan Nissan.
He will join Roman Rusinov for the remainder of the season with Audi factory driver Rene Rast also now looking set to complete the 2016 FIA WEC with the team.
“I’m delighted to be driving for G-Drive Racing in the final 6 races of the FIA WEC, especially with the incredibly strong package that the team have put together for this season.”
“The Nurburgring event can’t come soon enough and it’s fantastic to be rejoining this global series, representing my long term sponsors Richard Mille.”
“It will be a real privilege to work with the team, who have proven itself to be one of the best endurance outfits worldwide. With the massive experience of Rene and the pace of Roman I think we will make a potent combination, to deliver strong results for the remainder of the season.”
Sam Hignett, Team Principal, G-Drive Racing:
“We are very happy to welcome Alex to the team. His attributes as a top endurance performer have been known to the team for some time, and he is clearly one of the UK’s best up and coming sportscar drivers. We are delighted to have him in the team and believe that he is a major prospect for the future.”