Alex Brundle Steps up to LMP1 with CEFC Manor
Alex Brundle will be making the jump to the FIA World Endurance Championship's top class for the 2018/2019 Super Season with CEFC TRSM Racing.
CEFC TRSM Racing have announced their latest driver signing for the full FIA WEC Super Season, young Brit Alex Brundle. The 27-year-old will be joining Oliver Rowland in the #6 Ginetta G60-LT-P1-Mecachrome but the team are yet to announce the third driver in the #6 squad. There are three seats remaining the in the Manor team, with Ginetta factory driver Charlie Robertson being the only driver confirmed for the sister car.
Brundle brings plenty of experience to the team, having won the LMP3 championship with United Autosports in 2016 and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on several occasions, notably teaming up with father Martin in 2012 and finishing third overall in an LMP2 with Jackie Chan DC Racing in 2017. This signing marks Brundle's debut in the WEC's top category.
“I would like to thank CEFC TRSM Racing for this opportunity, it is great to work with TRS again,” said Brundle. “I have been lucky enough to enjoy success at the highest level in LMP2 cars, both at Le Mans and in the WEC so I feel ready and excited to make the natural progression to LMP1.
“I can’t wait to experience the extra power and grip of the top endurance class for the new WEC Super Season and I’m looking forward to getting started on this new challenge.”
The CEFC TRSM Racing team will be in action this week at the Prologue tests at Paul Ricard on the 6th and 7th of April, however, they have elected not to participate in the 30-hour test. The Super Season kicks off in force at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the first race takes place on Saturday May 5th.
This article was originally published on Overtake Motorsport.
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Cover Image: United Autosports