Reigning Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Charlie Robertson will partner Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy in the European Le Mans Series next season in a Ginetta-Nissan LMP3.
Robertson makes a full-time move into endurance competition following a hugely impressive 2014 campaign, in which he took eight wins en-route to the Supercup title and made his debut in GT3 competition in the VdeV Championship with Team LNT.
The two-time Ginetta champion, he previously took the Junior title in 2012, is looking forward to making the step up to prototype racing in his fifth season of car-racing.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be racing in the European Le Mans Series with Ginetta and Nissan in 2015,” said Robertson, who retains strong backing from sponsor Investigo.
“I can hardly believe my team-mate will be Sir Chris Hoy, he is a sporting legend and I know I will learn so much as we pursue the same goal of racing in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“It’s incredible to think that only four years ago I joined the Junior Championship and in 2015 I’ll be testing a Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 at Le Mans and competing with Sir Chris Hoy in the full European Le Mans Series. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Hoy meanwhile competed in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this season in a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 in his second season of racing since his retirement from competitive cycling.
Hoy’s best result of the season came at Spa-Francorchamps in July when he took second alongside Wolfgang Reip, and with that experience under his belt the Scotsman is excited to be taking the next step with Nissan.
“I’m delighted to be stepping up to race in the European Le Mans Series for Nissan next year. This takes me another step closer to my motorsport dream of competing at Le Mans,” said Hoy.
“This year was a great experience racing in the British GT Championship, but I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn to bridge the gap to be competitive at Le Mans. I’m also excited to be joining fellow Scot Charlie [Robertson] who’s already achieved so much in his young motor racing career.”
The 2015 European Le Mans Series will run over five weekends, kicking off with a trip to Silverstone on April 10/11. A test day at Le Mans in late May is also included on the calendar.