RLR MSport has announced that it has signed Bruno Senna and John Farano for its 2019 ELMS LMP2 programme.
The British team will race an ORECA 07 in its return to the series, with former WEC LMP2 champion and current Rebellion LMP1 driver Senna joining Farano, who won the 2018 ELMS LMP3 title with the team.
Senna will compete with the team at all bar one of the 2019 ELMS rounds. The Brazillian will not be able to race at Silverstone.
“It’s very exciting to take on this new challenge and to be joining the European Le Mans Series’ highly competitive LMP2 field with RLR MSport,” he said.
“The team has had great success in the past, most recently winning the ELMS LMP3 Teams’ and Drivers’ titles, and I’m sure the LMP2 step will be another successful one. Our experiences combined should make us a strong contender for the races and I’m really looking forward to kicking things off.”
Farano, who has spent chunks of time over the off-season testing the team’s new ORECA 07 (featured), said: “I am super excited to be rejoining the RLR MSport team and to be part of its return to the LMP2 category in the European Le Mans Series.”
“I am also extremely happy to welcome Bruno Senna to the RLR MSport family; he will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the team’s success and play a major role as a mentor to me and other drivers to follow. I can’t wait to be back on track with the gang at RLR MSport whose dedication and hard work helped bring us the 2018 ELMS LMP3 championship. I’m looking forward to another great season and sharing new experiences with everyone at RLR MSport.”
RLR also has an automatic Le Mans entry in LMP2 for the team’s championship win in the ELMS LMP3 class. Senna will not be available for Le Mans due to his Rebellion Racing commitments.