Ex DTM racer ad now 2021 Asian Le Mans Series Champion Ferdinand Habsburg will join Charles Milesi and the previously announced Robin Frijns in Team WRT’s #32 Oreca 07 LMP2 entry for the 2021 FOA WEC.
Habsburg drove for Team WRT in the DTM last year, scoring one podium and one pole position.
The Austrian has a solid past in single-seaters before joining the DTM in 2019.
Milesi, who will turn 20 in early March, also started with single-seaters before switching to sportscar racing. The Frenchman made his debut in the ELMS with DragonSpeed and at the Le Mans 24 Hours with SO24 HAS by Graff last year.
Robin Frijns will make his LMP race debut in the 2021 WEC, adding a new string to his parallel careers
in single-seaters (which includes a FR 3.5 Series title and race wins in GP2 and Formula E), GT3 and DTM.
His long-standing relationship with Team WRT has yielded Overall and Sprint Cup titles in the Blancpain GT Series, in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
Team Principal Vincent Vosse commented: “We have put together a great line-up for the FIA WEC, with three talented drivers that combine youth and experience, a mix we do appreciate at Team WRT. Since 2015, Robin has raced with us every year except in 2020.
“We know each other well and have tremendous mutual respect. Ferdinand will be with us for the second year, after a successful DTM campaign, and we think he can become a great endurance driver. We welcome Charles to the family; he is the youngest of the three but the only one having experience at Le Mans and has shown a very good potential. We are well-equipped to face the new challenge ahead of us, and will prepare properly. Both the team and the drivers have a lot to learn, but the objective is to take our marks fast and be able to compete against the very great teams and drivers that are in the FIA WEC.”
Robin Frijns: “I really look forward to being reunited with Team WRT. We had great success in the past, being successful straight away. We won two Blancpain GT Series title, one Overall and one Sprint, and the goal now is to go for success straight away, as we did in GT3.”
Ferdinand Habsburg: “Team WRT became my racing family last year in the DTM, we got along very well. It’s almost a crazy thought to imagine that we are going to enter a World Championship together this year. It shows the commitment to one another is strong, that we believe in and support each other. After the good results last year, I can’t wait to have more success at this kind of scale. I feel privileged to be with Team WRT and can’t wait to get going.”
Charles Milesi: “I am extremely happy to be part of this new venture with Team WRT. It will be a new challenge for me and the team. They had a lot of success in the past and I am looking forward to this new season, we have one of the strongest package and line-up in the very competitive WEC field, it will not be easy but we have the potential to fight at the top.”