Two teams have announced driver line-up changes ahead of the ELMS 4 Hours of Barcelona, GTE team Ebimotors and LMP3 outfit Nielsen Racing.
Italian team Ebimotors will race with Steffen Görig alongside regulars Marco Frezza and Fabio Babini in Spain. Görig, who raced in NGT Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 R in the Rolex 24 Hours back in January, will race in the seat filled by Sebastien Fortuna at Paul Ricard and Monza.
🇩🇪 Steffen Görig, 🇮🇹 Marco Frezza and 🇮🇹 Fabio Babini
— Ebimotors🐺🇮🇹 (@ebimotors) July 8, 2019
Meanwhile, at Nielsen Racing, Nick Adcock will drive in place of Nobuya Yamanaka, who is unavailable to drive its #8 Ligier JS P3.
Adcock is familiar to the Nielsen team, after racing as part of its Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 programme over the winter with Danish up-and-comer Christian Olsen. In Spain, he will race with James Littlejohn.
“I’m delighted to be re-joining Nielsen Racing for the Barcelona round of the European Le Mans Series with James Littlejohn,” said Adcock (pictured below).
“I must thank Nobuya Yamanaka for giving me the opportunity. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the friends we made during Asian Le Mans Series and driving one of these awesome LMP3’s again.”
Roger Bennett, Nielsen Racing team manager added: “Nielsen Racing look forward to welcoming Nick Adcock back to the team, our last race together resulted in a podium in the Asian Le Mans series early this year.
“It will be Nielsen’s first “night race”, so a new experience for the drivers, as well as for the series. It will be hot too, looking at the current temperatures, so driver and team preparation and hydration will be important.
“Hopefully, the team can score its first ELMS podium of 2019.”